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GOLDEN GLOBES 2015

THE GOLDEN GLOBE AWARDS 2015

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Well, it was the first really big important awards show of 2015 last Sunday, and even though I haven't been doing much in the way of fashion blogging lately, I couldn't resist the lure of a really good red carpet !! So I thought I would take a look at the major red carpet trends that emerged from the Golden Globe Awards, and see the kind of looks we can expect from this red carpet season.
Do come on over to my WordPress blog and take a look:-


https://fashionpolicefiles.wordpress.com/2015/01/17/golden-globe-awards-2015/
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CHRISTMAS WINDOWS AT PJ 2014

PETER JONES WINDOWS FOR CHRISTMAS 2014

Everyone has been going all gooey over our fabulously appealing Christmas advertising campaign - remember the Hare & the Bear from laSt year ? Well, we've outdone that story with Sam and his little penguin chum, Monty.

Monty & Mabel are modelled on the endangered Adélie Penguins from the Antarctic - these beautiful creatures are on the Endangered Species list, and therefore John Lewis is donating a bit of money for every download of the advert song to the WWF - also the Monty toys and book that have been created are busy raising money too, for our charity this year, which is Bernado's !!

For anyone overseas who hasn't seen this amazing creation, the advert is here:-


Of course, just like last year, we decided that John Lewis in Oxford St. and Peter Jones in Sloane Square would get a beautifully crafted Christmas window-run that ties in with the advert, created by the same people that did this last year - Chameleon (remember all the animals made out of products - the reindeer made out of Dyson hoover bits and pieces, the Wii polar bears and the hares made out of hair-dryers ?) and so here I give you Monty & Mabel and their enormous brood of penguins, running riot at Peter Jones...


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A Day at the Tower

A WALK IN HISTORY & A RIVER OF POPPIES : A DAY AT THE TOWER !!

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Last weekend we decided to visit the Tower of London, partly because our pal Russ had, amazingly, never been there, and partly because we had a yen to see the amazing art installation commemorating the Start of the First World War. There were 888,246 British military men who died during the conflict, and every death is being marked by the planting of bright red ceramic poppies, one for every death. ‘Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red‘ by Paul Cummins features thousands of ceramic poppies pouring out of the tower flowing into the moat, and it’s an amazing sight !!

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NEW ETSY SHOP !!

WELCOME TO MY NEW ETSY SHOP !!

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Beautiful, big & bold Gold-tone Leaf Brooch by ‘Monet’ from the 1980s !!

Yes – I have decided to open a new shop in Etsy selling the very best of my vintage jewellery collection !

My liking for vintage jewellery has developed gradually over many years. First came the passion for designing and making my own jewellery, which I have been doing for years and years, and then that developed into a taste for sourcing vintage beads and findings – then I discovered e-Bay...

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Travels in Italy

NAPLES : A WEEK IN THE AMALFI REGION

Last week, my husband Adam and I, accompanied by our good friend Russ (another Ancient Roman enthusiast) set off for our week in the Amalfi Region of southern Italy – and anyone who has been there themselves will know of course, what an absolute treat that is – and what a hotbed of Ancient Roman treasures there are there !!

So, if you’re partial to a bit of Ancient Roman stuff, than read on – and come and say hello – I love to meet any readers, especially if you’re new to this journal. If you’re bored by the thought of museums and ancient history, then stop reading now, for you will be climbing the walls by the end !! This is Part 1 - there will be another 4 parts !!

Here's the link to my new WordPress journal:-

http://wendysrandomscribblings.wordpress.com/2014/09/20/naples-day-1-naples-museum/#more-594

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Chelsea in Bloom 2014

CHELSEA IN BLOOM...

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COME AND VOTE FOR US !!

Yes - it's time for the Chelsea Flower Show again and that means one thing - it's also time for the annual 'Chelsea in Bloom' shop window competition...Of course, Peter Jones has an entry, devised and created by one of our team, Olivia - seen here putting the finishing touches to her design - Isn't it fab ?!! Come here and cast your vote, (hopefully for us) - there's a photo-gallery, and we're the eleventh shop in on the top row. Go here to cast your vote :-

http://www.chelseainbloom.co.uk/gallery/

I will be going round to take a whole host of photos of the best in this competition later in the week, so keep an eye open for my post !! In the meantime, come and vote for us... 
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ABBA 40TH ANNIVERSARY EVENING

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'THANK YOU FOR THE MUSIC !!'

A few weeks ago, Adam came home from work with a rather large square black envelope in his hand - and rather more surprisingly, it was addressed to me !! Turns out it was a VIP invitation that every Abba fan would just die to get their hands on...

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Canadian birds

CANADIAN BIRD VISITORS...
We have come to Ontario, Canada to visit my in-laws for a week. They currently have about 14 inches of new snow covering their back garden, and their bird-feeder has been extremely busy this morning. Amongst many other more familiar birds, and in the space of two minutes, both these birdies came and said hello and left with beaks full of nuts...

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A beautiful male Blue jay - what a sight !! We've actually had two or three of these this morning...

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And a gorgeous orangey-red Cardinal !! What a sight...