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10 reasons I suck at being classy!

I suck at being classy! Really badly. My lovely Mum did not have a wealthy upbringing but raised on books like Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice she became a very classy lady who minds her ps and qs, wears beautiful clothing in tones of fawn and heather and knows which fork to use first in a fancy dinner.

My beautiful Mum and I on my wedding day looking very nicely dressed when I usually suck at being classy!

This is about as class as it gets for me, whereas my lovely Mum looks like this a lot!

I on the other hand, well, I’m a bit rubbish at it! Here are 10 ways in which I fail to be a refined young woman!

  1. Loving a variety of teas. This seems to be a prerequisite to being refined going for afternoon tea, one should enjoy a variety of delicious teas to perfectly compliment their cucumber sandwich. Now I LOVE tea, and afternoon tea, especially the cake, but I like my tea of the builder’s variety and have to leave the bag in when it’s English Breakfast! 😀
  2. Always looking immaculate. A classy lady will always wear nice clothes and try to stay clean. I am often covered in mud and wearing a hoody with unbrushed hair!
  3. Making sure that outfits go. You can have your colours done to find out which tones suit you and which you should avoid. I look like I fell through a rainbow and often have a dinosaur/unicorn/slogan on my t-shirts!
  4. Not swearing. I don’t swear on my blog and try not to in front of my children but I am awful when I am away from young ears. Awful!
  5. Being quiet. Proper ladies seem to speak in low mellifluous tones, I am often shouting or laughing way too loudly.
  6. Eating tiny portions. On the few occasions that I have been to posh restaurants, I have had to stop for chips on the way home after!
  7. Liking fancy food. I hate it! Smears of this and foams of that, it’s just weird, stop it!
  8. Knowing what’s in your veg box. We get a veg box to feel better about the amount of takeaways we seem to end up eating. Usually I have to google at least one item in there and there is always something that has to be thrown out as I don’t know what to do with it and leave it in the fridge for too long!
  9. Gardening. Whilst I would love to garden and often have really good goes at it, I am utterly rubbish and struggle to keep anything alive apart from weeds, which seem to flourish under my (non!) care. I also end up with dirt under my nails for at least a week after!
  10. Keeping the house nice. I’ve written before about why I’m a terrible housewife and it is seriously true. Never mind being cracking at interior design and having a house worthy of a magazine spread, I can’t even keep the kitchen tidy for one day! The panic that a visit that hasn’t been prearranged can incite in me is legendary!

So there you have it, I know how to be refined, I even sound refined on the phone (if my multiple accents don’t slide in!), but with my pink hair, various tattoos and mug of builders’ tea in hand, I really do suck at being classy and I will never be the Jane Austen extra that my Mum should have ended up with for a daughter! Not that she minds though, I think she quite enjoys the raised eyebrows when we go to posh hotels! 😀



  1. The Mummy Bubble
    October 2, 2017 / 8:06 am

    I do try but I’m sweary and unkempt a lot of the time! Agree on the tiny portions at nice restaurants too, we’re starving and we’ve paid a fortune! Feed us! Great post x #bigpinklink

  2. October 2, 2017 / 8:12 am

    Oh I laughed my way through this post! Brilliant! Louise don’t change for the world – we love you just the way you are. The teabag in the tea though – seriously?! Oh and chips after a fancy meal out – love! Thanks for the giggle over my coffee lovely #BigPinkLink

  3. October 2, 2017 / 8:30 am

    Being classy is overrated. Sounds like you’re not missing out at all 😉 #bigpinklinky

  4. October 2, 2017 / 8:36 am

    I would definitely fail on the cursing alone. My mouth is an unstoppable beast, though I use it for humorous purposes…unless some asshole really ticks me off! #bigpinklink

  5. October 2, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Hi, I have also been left to leaving my teabags in, I’m not not keen on fancy food either luckily most of the time I cant have it. I must suck as well #bigpinklink

  6. October 3, 2017 / 9:54 am

    This is brilliant and so amusing to read. I definitely try to be classy, but fail miserably a lot of the times. It’s just so much work and I prefer being just me.

  7. October 3, 2017 / 10:54 am

    Your mum sounds a lot like my mum, she is always well presented, drinks tea and loves to garden. I on the other hand, hate tea, hate gardening and wear whatever is washed (but it’s never ironed!). x #bigpinklink

  8. October 3, 2017 / 8:48 pm

    Look like you fell through a rainbow, that made me lol!!! I think you dress wonderfully and I am a sucker for a unicorn slogan t-shirt. Please don’t think you need to change because you are fab as you are. X #bigpinklink

  9. October 4, 2017 / 12:16 pm

    Um, I’ve just realised I 100% suck at being classy too!! 🙂 Is it bad that I don’t even care?! I reckon us ‘relaxed’ types are more fun anyway, no? 🙂 Cute photo of you and your Mum btw. #BigPinkLink

  10. October 4, 2017 / 12:47 pm

    haha this is so funny – I hear you on the falling through a rainbow thing, I also have to google the odd veggies i see in our box (rainbow chard anyone?) and am a rubbish gardener …ah well, luckily there’s room for all sorts in this crazy aul’ world and sure wouldn’t it be terrible boring if we were all in shades of fawn (although my mother looks great in them too!) #bigpinklink

  11. October 4, 2017 / 2:08 pm

    This is great! Me too! I feel very much the same – my outfit choices leave a lot to be desired and I’m always eating massive portions haha!

  12. October 5, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Haha! Being classy is well overrated anyways!! What’s so great about going home hungry and bored?! #bigpinklink

  13. October 7, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    I can relate to this no matter how hard I try to look nice I’m told I don’t by my mum. #bigpinklink

  14. October 8, 2017 / 8:36 pm

    Haha I can relate to all of these things. I am so not classy, and nor do I want to be if it means having to be the above, I think we are doing just fine exactly as we are! #bigpinklink

  15. October 15, 2017 / 7:34 am

    I was thinking I could nail this classy thing until I saw #6 – nope, no way, will I ever get by #6! PS. If you’re wearing Unicorn, that’s my kind of classy!

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