Quirky – The #GreatBritishHome Challenge

I usually think that quizzes, like   “What’s Your Celebrity Home Style?” from Victoria Plumb, are going to be wrong. But after answering the questions about homes and style it came up with the answer that I like kind of quirky, a little bit cool and verging on geek chic style for my home. It also compared me to Jess from New Girl. I like that bit a lot, I dream of owning her fringe…..



We live in rented accommodation, so for us it is all about making it our own with stuff rather than wall colours, but I think that quiz result is pretty spot on.

Quirky. Yes, hands up to that one! I don’t suppose many people have a pink wig wearing, newspaper covered mannequin head in their kitchen, or is it more common than I thought?




A bit Cool? Well, that is rather in the eye of the beholder, but I think we have some pretty cool stuff. Vintage gig posters, retro record decks, um, rather too many guitars and musical instruments of one kind or another.


Geek chic. Well, I can’t vouch for chic, but we have collections of toys and memorabilia, so I can definitely do geek, as demonstrated below…



1) My Hawaiian patterned lamp and glitter flamingo have recently been joined by a Hula Girl my lovely mate brought me back from San Francisco.

2) Green Day dolls, vinyl box sets, picture discs, an Adam Ant annual and a plastic banana signed by Captain Sensible. Oh and Oscar from Sesame Street. And other assorted crap/treasure.

3) The King.

4) Doctor Who toys. Oh yes. I love the Doctor.

5) Glorious shelf of utter nonsense. The Kenneth Williams talks. Various TV show bits and bobs, chattering teeth, and special coke bottles are amongst the items nestled on this packed and dusty shelf. I NEED a glass display cabinet!!


One thing we definitely do not do is minimal! We are house hunting currently, and decent size rooms is top of our list of musts, we keep meaning to de-clutter, but when you are hoarders like us, each object is a treasured memory, hard to put out with the rubbish!

What is your style?

Love Miss Cisco XXX


This post is an entry for the #GreatBritishHome Challenge  sponsored by Victoria Plumb, a source of quality bathrooms for every type of home. Take its “What’s Your Celebrity Home Style?” quiz to discover what your home says about you.



  1. April 25, 2014 / 12:11 pm

    Love your style, we have moved in to care for my Granny and have curtailed some of our quirky items for now. Hubby’s Star Wars collection, we have Bagpuss too. I love it.
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  2. April 25, 2014 / 2:00 pm

    Apparently I am glamourous! I think not aha! Loving all your collections, woman after my own heart with Doctor Who, Kenneth Williams, coke bottles and Elvis! 😀
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  3. April 25, 2014 / 3:59 pm

    You are the one blogger who I just KNEW would be quirky cool in style at home. Just sensed it and very pleased to be right. I got that style too! I have the pink wig and long for a mannequin along with a Seventies globe, a milk churn and all manner of things. Commenting for myself and on behalf of BritMums and thanking you for taking part.
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  4. April 25, 2014 / 5:07 pm

    Just took the test and my style is elegant! I love the bathroom suite they chose, so maybe I am although I know most people would beg to differ! Good luck with the competition x
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  5. Emily
    April 25, 2014 / 5:32 pm

    Good luck in your competition. I love that Bagpuss features on your ‘shelf of utter nonsense’. I also have one on my shelf too.

  6. April 25, 2014 / 7:59 pm

    Good luck in the competition. We are trying to stream-line our house at the mo,
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  7. April 25, 2014 / 8:47 pm

    Apparently i am Mrs Glamourous…..yeh right! I can’t remember the last time i had 5mins to go to the loo on my own let alone doll myself up with hair and makeup lol! Good luck in the comp though hun xx
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  8. April 25, 2014 / 10:26 pm

    I took the test and got glamour is the complete opposite to me ha! x
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  9. April 26, 2014 / 4:01 am

    Just throwing this out there, but I used to have a whole manaquin in my room. I called it Cynthia, used to freak people right out 🙂
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    • April 26, 2014 / 8:13 am

      Yeah, but you are weird like me, so I am not surprised! Xx

    • April 26, 2014 / 9:33 am

      It takes a special kind of Green Day fan to want the dolls….. 😉

  10. April 27, 2014 / 5:58 pm

    I am so going to see what style I am! I’d like to say minimal but I know there’s way too much clutter for that to be true. x
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  11. VaiChin @ RamblingThroughParenthood
    April 28, 2014 / 2:39 pm

    Loving your Elvis :-). My Mum’s house is still full of all sorts. So I have pledged to keep mine minimalistic. So far so good!
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