Saturday, 15 October 2016

The Saturday Share Link Up | Meeting Twiggy and Making a Spectacle of Myself

Red nails, red glasses, red hair | Beauty look for glasses, over 40 | Not Dressed As Lamb

The Saturday Share Link Up is live - better late than never! 

I can't believe that I've failed to get it out in time after just one week, though I have a lame excuse, sir: The dog ate my homework.

Er no sorry, I mean a car alarm was going off outside our house all evening yesterday (a few feet from our front door) and it totally distracted me from what I was meant to be doing, i.e. this post. We were on the phone to the non-emergency police services, who passed us onto environmental services, who passed us onto... You get the picture. After half an hour you're truly fed up, after an hour you're wanting to tear your ear drums out.

Anyway! it's now live, here's a quick explanation as we're only in week two of this new linky:

As many of you know I host a Monday link up called #iwillwearwhatilike, where everyone can join in by adding their outfits. However I always stress that it's for outfits only, but I still get people linking up anything-that's-not-an-outfit post. So this is a brand new weekend linky that's for everyone to share anything and everything, old or new, from your Instagram or blogs, no limit to how many you link up... use the hashtag #SaturdayShareLinkUp if you're tweeting about it (tweet your link, add a picture and I'll retweet it)!

(Fridays 9pm UK time, 4pm EDT, 1pm PDT; Saturdays 7am AEDT)

THIS WEEK I HAD THE PLEASURE OF MEETING NONE OTHER THAN THE ORIGINAL SUPERMODEL HERSELF, TWIGGY

Each week I'll also share my favourite blog post, Instagram post or Facebook post - this week I'm sharing a little snippet of some of my Instagram posts and Stories as I had the pleasure of meeting none other than the original supermodel herself, Twiggy!

I was attending the Specsavers Spectacle of the Year Awards evening in London - I was asked to cover the event on my social media and had no idea that it was going to be such a celebrity-filled bash. It was hosted by the (totally brilliant) Rylan Clark, and I think just about every reality TV star and D-list celeb was in attendance.

But there was only one person I really wanted my picture taken with - and that was Twiggy:

The Specsavers Spectacle Wearer of the Year Awards | Twiggy | Girls in glasses | Not Dressed As Lamb
It was actually a very fun night - events like these are the best sort of work as a blogger - meeting Twiggy as part of my job is something I can put up with...! We also raised about £88,000 on the night for the wonderful charity Kidscape, which works to promote the anti-bullying message and shine a spotlight on child protection issues. Proud stuff to be part of.

So all that's left to say is... LET'S GET THIS [LINK UP] PARTY STARTED!!

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Thank you for joining the #SaturdayShareLinkUp! Designed to allow you to share anything you like on ANY topic, it [usually] goes live every Friday at 9pm UK time and will stay open for a week. You can share blog posts or Instagram posts, old posts or new posts, and link up as many as you like.

But PLEASE be kind and leave a link somewhere on your post, and share your post using the hashtag #SaturdayShareLinkUp - if you tweet your link with the hashtag I'll retweet it to my followers for you :)

Here's a hot tip for linking up:

Use clear, bright images (crop in close if necessary) and add a relevant, descriptive title (you've got 75 characters to use). These sorts of thumbnails and text always get the most clicks, so don't waste the opportunity to increase traffic and engagement on your best work!





WHAT HAS BEEN THE HIGHLIGHT OF YOUR WEEK? TELL ME IN THE COMMENTS OR TWEET ME @NOTLAMB!
Catherine

P.S. Why (usually!) Friday night? Because hopefully it catches most of my readers in their different time zones at a time they're all up :)

DON'T MISS THESE OTHER GREAT POSTS FROM THIS WEEK...


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30 comments

  1. TWIGGY!!!!! Oh, so lucky that you met her; she really is a living icon. Thank you for hosting, C. You're looking completely fab in your glasses too!

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  2. Catherine, you look stunning in your specs. They really suit you. How fab to get a photo with Twiggy too. I'm so happy to hear that you had a great time too xxxxxx love Liz xxxxxx www.whatlizzyloves.com xxxxxx

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    1. It was unexpectedly a lot of fun, Liz!! Thank you sweetie x

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  3. Wow Catherine...First, your specs look fabulous.
    Second, TWIGGY!!
    Very cool.
    Thank you for hosting this fun linky.
    XXX
    Samantha
    P.S. I have linked a couple of Instagram pictures for the first time (Every day is a school day :oP)

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    1. As I always say - the more the merrier Samantha!!!! x

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  4. Twiggy, an icon! That's a great shot of the two of you together - it would definitely have made my night too. Your specs look fantastic.

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  5. It is incredibly hard to top meeting Twiggy. That. Is. Epic. I can't top your highlight. But-- I will say that the highlight of my week was the bonus check I received at work yesterday!

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  6. OMG ... Twiggy! I swoon! Thanks for a fun Saturday link up!

    OXOX
    Dawn Lucy
    http://fashionshouldbefun.com

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  7. Gosh---what a memorable evening for you, Catherine!!
    My week pales in comparison with going to a boot camp workout!! I'll trade you anytime!
    jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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  8. One second, Catherine.

    TWIGGYYYYYYY!!! OMG OMG OMG. How absolutely, positively, incredibly lucky!! How was she in person?? Oh my goodness, I think it would've been one of those moments wherein I'd squeak instead of speak, and, very likely, gush and babble!! Wow.

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  9. How exciting to have met Twiggy!! You both look gorgeous and those glasses were made for you...they could not look better! So flattering! I have such a hard time finding glasses that flatter my face. I bet you look gorgeous in all types of glasses.
    Have a great weekend! xoxox, A

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  10. Love having another opportunity to link up with you! And how cool that you got to meet Twiggy!!

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  11. Oh, what a night to remember!!!
    https://lookingfabulousat50.blogspot.com.au/

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  12. Wow! Love the photos and those glasses look soooo good on you. Of course! :o)

    Kat
    https://www.kittyandb.com

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  13. How fun that you got to meet Twiggy. And, no worries about being late to post. I was at a convention all weekend and couldn't get around to posting now anyway.

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  14. Please no worries on being late. <3 Your week must have been really exciting and extraordinary. Btw: you titally insipired me to take a break from blogging!!! It did wonders.....Thanks for hosting and happy Monday. xo Sabina

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    1. Oh Sabina, I'm so glad - hope it did you the world of good like it did me!! x

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  15. How cool that you got to meet Twiggy!!!!

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  16. How lovely. It will be a pleasure to link up on the weekend for sure.
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  17. That is so fun that you met Twiggy!!! Looking forward to your new link up!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com
    STYLE NUDGE

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  18. I still love Twiggy. Remember the eyes? http://www.theblondesalad.com/photos/inspiration-of-the-week-twiggy-lawson.html

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  19. I still love Twiggy. Remember the eyes? http://www.theblondesalad.com/photos/inspiration-of-the-week-twiggy-lawson.html

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  20. Looks like you had a great time! That's a lovely photo of you and Twiggy :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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  21. Looks like you had a great time! That's a lovely photo of you and Twiggy :-)

    Emma xxx
    www.style-splash.com

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