We had an amazing night, but there’ll be more about it up soon on our lingerie blog – we’ve got a couple of reviews up on there now, and a Gentleman’s Guide to buying lingerie (although it’s probably a bit late for me to being you it now!).
Dress: Jones and Jones at Topshop
Heels: New Look
Anyway, back to normal life – I’ve been pretty busy with just everything recently. We get a week and a half off from work for Christmas starting on Tuesday, so I’ve got a lot less time to fit in all my work. We tend to run everything monthly, so I have so much content, so much outreach, and so much budget to spend and to do each month, but this month has a lot less time to do the same amount in. Actually, I’ve had quite a bit of extra content to write this month, so possibly even more stuff squished into a small amount of time! Outside work, I’ve been doing a lot too, including work Christmas party, going to Manchester for the Christmas markets (the day after my Christmas party), meals for family birthdays and for Christmas, seeing friends…so much stuff!
And on top of that, as I mentioned earlier in the post, I had a little incident with some ice and my car the other day. Luckily neither of us (the car or me) got badly hurt, but it was pretty scary. The road I take to work is a typical country road – very small and windy. I was on a particularly windy part when a car came up very quickly behind me and overtook, probably going about 80mph. I was annoyed because it’s a dangerous place, so wasn’t really concentrating properly when I hit a patch of ice on a blind hill. The brakes and steering wheel just stopped working – I hit the verge with the front left of my car, spun and hit the verge on the right, then hit the verge again on the left with the back of my car. At one point I thought the car was going to flip over, but luckily we stayed upright and, amazingly, on the road. Since I was on a blind hill, I needed to get out of the way quickly, so I moved a bit further down the road to where it was safe, pulled over and phoned Ben then my mum. At first I was just very shaken up and scared. I sat there for a while talking to them and trying to stop shaking! An old farmer who was driving past really kindly stopped to check if I was okay – he said that it was a lethal bit of road that morning and he’d already seen two other cars come off. What is weird is that it was 6 degrees above freezing though, and it was actually raining. I decided it was better for me to head home rather than to work, since I was still a lot closer to home. It wasn’t until I got there that I realised my hand was swelling and my leg hurt. My hand’s gone down and seems to be okay now, but I’ve badly bruised my leg. Weirdly I don’t seem to bruise at all normally – Ben said that he’s never actually seen a bruise on me! I’ve had problems walking on it though and my knee is very wobbly, so I think it’s bruised down to the muscle or something. I think I must have whacked it on the dashboard as I hit the verge.
Anyway, story over! I think I was very lucky it wasn’t as bad as it could have been – I’m lucky something wasn’t coming over the hill at 60mph and that my car stayed actually on the road due to the high verges there. I’m just surprised that the car that overtook me didn’t hit that patch of ice though! And I’m still surprised that it actually was icy because it wasn’t that cold – it just goes to show though. I’m not going to be taking that road anymore in winter now – I’m going to be going on the bigger road that’s slightly longer but more likely to have been gritted!
PS: Apologies for my photos being a different size and not great quality – Flickr has decided to change the HTML code I usually use to show up as a lightbox with watermarks over it, but only on the 800px size for some reason?! So I’m having to use the smaller size right now – very annoying, but let’s hope it gets sorted out!