Over the sea in a Trislander…

This morning I left the Island in a tiny plane. The wind was howling, my beret almost ended up on the other side of the airfield/in the parish of Torteval, and whilst I wouldn’t exactly say I was in fear of my life, there was definitely some doubt on whether the journey to France would be smooth.

Whilst the first five minutes of turbulence were reminiscent of my foray earlier this year into the world of rollercoasters, the journey was great. The sea looked like a thick blue oil painting with aggressive waves of white smeared through it.

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There were not very many fishing boats out today, although I did catch a glimpse of one! After 25 minutes or so, the plane arrived at Dinard airport – the most exciting airport in Europe…. it is so small it does not have anything in it apart from a hire car stand and a bar which is seemingly always closed… (and also, as we discovered today, the airport also pays host to one lone aggressive fireman) but, hey, we love it anyway!

P.S. The beret is safe. Thank goodness – it’s Granny Jo Couture (my gran is an expert with knitting needles)

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Boxing Day

 

Festive Chino wishes for peace on Earth and for more household furniture to nibble affectionately
Festive Chino wishes for peace on Earth and for more household furniture to nibble affectionately

Having a great festive holiday in the Channel Islands. After a whirlwind of a term at university, it feels great to be home with my family, basking in holiday films, fairy lights and all things glittery. Yesterday, we celebrated Christmas Day at my Aunt and Uncle’s house, where there was a feast, including the traditional turkey, but also comprising of apple and cinnamon spiced red cabbage, parsnips, apricot, pistachio and cranberry stuffing amongst other things! This was topped off with a panoply of desserts including mango  tiramisu, Daquoise chocolate and mint meringue pie, trifle, blancmange, strawberries….. all made by my very talented aunt and cousin!
I am currently packing for another trip, and watching “The Lady and the Tramp” on BBC Iplayer – one of my favourite disney classics! I always wanted a cocker spaniel like Lady when I was younger… well I have no dog, but I do have an adorable rabbit, who already has an extensive modelling portfolio (as you can see above).
I’m currently cocooned in various baroque print cushions and blankets, listening to Peggy Lee sing and playing with bottles of nail varnish (I have a weakness for OPI) There were a few bottles from the James Bond collection under my christmas tree!

"The Living Daylights" (chunky teal, silver and orange glitter) and "On her Majesty's Secret Service"  (shimmery gun metal)
“The Living Daylights” (chunky teal, silver and orange glitter) and “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” (shimmery gun metal)

I also have “The World is Not Enough” and “Goldeneye” from the collection. I heard great reviews of “Goldeneye”online and bought it on a whim.

"Goldeneye" (OPI) on top of a freebie golden polish (Model's Own) and "Snowflake" (Model's Own) and my little christmas tree <3
“Goldeneye” (OPI) on top of a freebie golden polish (Model’s Own) and “Snowflake” (Model’s Own) and my little christmas tree ❤

I should maybe stop with all the wannabe hipster photos of nail polish now… although it is the season for glitz and with all the great nail collections, I just can’t resist buying new ones… must…..keep……away…..from…… Sephora! 😀