Tuesday, 10 November 2009

Facelift

So, the more observant among you will notice that this blog has had a facelift, those who didn't pick up on the subtle changes IF YOU CAN'T READ THIS GET SOMEONE TO READ IT TO YOU AND THEN BOOK AN APPOINTMENT AT THE OPTICIANS. I say this because there is nothing subtle about the changes. No siree.
It is, in a nutshell a complete and utter face lift. Not for me the discreet trip to Switzerland to visit family for a month to return visibly refreshed in an indescribable way, scars hidden behind the comments section and under the blog archive, a little nip of the font, a tuck of the colour scheme. I didn't even bother to pretend to be away anywhere. In true blogger dedication I continued to post while the changes were underway. That's how dedicated I am to you all. The phone company should take note and perhaps book me for a seminar. I'm reassuringly expensive.
And I did think that it was about time I had a photo of myself up there, and this is exactly how I look, every day. I always think it important to wear pearls and an alice band whatever the weather, and this photo proves me right. There I was minding my own business the other day, taking a perfectly baked cherry pie out of the oven, when a photographer came to the door complete with a blue background and snapped me unawares. I mean, how often does that happen? Rarely, I tell you, which is why it's important to accessorise even when alone in the house baking.
Can you imagine what would have happened if I hadn't had such exacting standards? It just doesn't bear thinking about. Imagine a morning of screaming children, slippers, poached egg covered dressing gown, last night's eyeliner, bed hair, bored dog humping your leg and a photographer at the door with a blue background. Then what would I have done about a blog photo, probably picked wildly and ended up with some stupid laughing horse, or something.
Anyway, I'm glad you get to see me as I really am, and let this be a sage lesson to you. You never know when a photographer is going to come to your door, best have the good china out just in case. You have been warned.

ps I don't usually do tags, mainly because I am incapable but Husband has promised to help. The design was done by Jennisa, who was just fab and deserves a (working) tag here.

pps If it doesn't work, Husband did it.

29 comments:

nuttycow said...

I normally read you in Google Reader so don't know what 'you' looked like before... nice design now though.

Hoorah!

Mesina said...

It looks fantastic!! oh I'm in love with the design and your banner above is perfect.
Sometimes a facelift is just what we need....other times chocolate will do :)

Sara said...

Looks amazing! I love it!

5thsister said...

Looking good! I'm going to have to get me some pearls and a bouffant hair do...I'm digging the look!

Tooting Squared said...

There is something a little different, but I can't put my finger on it.
Wait! You've changed your font. Am I close?
x

Summer said...

I like the new look. Very stripey!!

Yeah, I always bake in an alice band too. :)

Potty Mummy said...

Well honey, you look damned-well gorgeous. And so true to life, too!

nappy valley girl said...

Love it. Wonderfully Desperate Housewives. Well done.

Mud in the City said...

Wow. Beautiful!

I might have to stick to my picture of a camel for a bit longer though, but maybe I'll add some nice pearls....

Rachel said...

Oh I do love the facelift! Nicely done!

Gin said...

I am so glad you said something because I totally didn't notice the change. :-)

Love it!

Eva Gallant said...

Nice new look! Love the photo, too.

Expat mum said...

Maahvellous dahling! Now I feel all scruffy and inferior!

Mike said...

Looks great. Thansk for the heads up I usually read you in my reader and wouldn't have noticed.

The Redhead Riter said...

I LIKE IT! Very happy and I love pink.

Elaine said...

wow! so understated! so YOU!!!

scaryazeri said...

Hey....Looks fantastic! Made me think if I should my blog a face lift too.

So if we were Desperate Housewives, you would be Bree then. I reckon I must be Susan. Only fatter. :)

Tara@Sticky fingers said...

You look all kinds of geeorgeous.
Of course, if a photographer turned up at my house he would find me doing the hoovering with my heels on and not a hair out of place. So there x

Nota Bene said...

I knew it, I knew it! I've seen you loads...can't remember where. Am concerned you name your dog whilst keeping the rest of the family names secret. I think this is doggist, and leaves him/her open to abuse in the street

Mickle in NZ said...

Blog looking good - how is Twizzle taking it all?

Clare Wassermann said...

Excellent to know more about the inner you and how you tick, otherwise I might have carried on having grave misconceptions (and conception at my time of life is a very grave thing).

Rebel Mother said...

Yep! It still looks like a delicious sweetie.

What can I say? I have a sweet tooth!

Love RMxx

Kim said...

Looks great! I love the colors!

Rebel Mother said...

Me again! Award for you at mine if you want it.

Love RMxx

Erin M. said...

The blog looks gorgeous and so do you! Now gimme some of that cherry pie!

A Lawyer Mom's Musings said...

This is awesome! I especially like the dark eyebrows.

Helen Romeo said...

Oh God MH you nearly had my poor sleep-deprived and stress-excema (sp?!) eyes out with this sunglasses-essential new look! Ummm...though I quite preferred your old elegant but restrained look, this one'll do for a published book: very bright on the shelf! When's it out, daarling? (my rather more serious one'll be out in the new year: self-published as a start - send me your address on hotmail dearie for a free copy!) www.frustratedstay-at-homemum.blogspot.com

Helen Romeo said...

P.S. I always do the dusting naked with pearls on...

http://reluctantmemsahib.wordpress.com said...

oh perfect. brilliant. and so subtle i think. not like mother i met at school gate (when i was responsible mother who actually took daughter to proper school) who was sporting big fat newly bee stung lips. so very hard not to stare. but i did. and her hand hovered perpetually over her mouth as i spoke to her. and stared.