Links, loves and Instagrams from the last week.
MCM Birmingham – Last weekend was MCM Birmingham. We took out a new set of costumes, which went down a storm. We laughed, we ate, we caught up with lovely friends. It really brought home what great people I know purely through conventions and cosplaying. We celebrated the birthday of one, met the five month old baby of another, and got invited to the wedding of a third. All people I only met through this odd hobby. It was a lovely reminder.
Magical Lantern Festival – Brand new to Brum, the Magical Lantern Festival has set up shop at the Botanical Gardens. Visitors will follow a trail around Botanical Gardens and explore amazing giant lanterns, which represent Christmas, traditional Chinese culture and the amazing 2000-year heritage of Lantern Festivals. I went to the launch, and was amazed by the seriously beautiful lights. An excellent way to start Christmas!
Rush – I also got invited to a pampering night at Rush Hair Salon. I had my hair waved by one of the stylists, who was full of useful tips and suggestions for styling my hair and holding curl. I loved the finished look, but as usual, the curl had dropped out by the time I got home….
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