Tuesday 26 September 2023
Monday 14 August 2023
It's been another while.
July just flew by in a frantic flurry of flowers, fashion, family and frocks.
Let's start with the flowers.
This year I decided to grow some flowers from seed.
I had never done it before but was inspired by The Floral Project to sow and grow.
I ordered some seeds and the day my son, Joe moved out (sob, sob) in March my first seedling germinated
I have started a new list for next year!
Now onto Fashion.
July was the month of the pop up shop.
My sons, Joe and Ben set up Luxe Collective, a pre-loved designer fashion business and they have grown from strength to strength since starting in our spare bedroom.
They now employ over 20 people and are about to move out to their third new building.
They decided that this July they would set up a pop up shop in London next door to Louis Vuitton in Bank.
They have a big social media following - 1.4 mi on Tiktok alone.
But even they were blown away by the queues on the opening day.
And last weekend my husband and I travelled down to see the shop just before it closed. We met up with our London based friends, Sara and Niall who we last saw in Gran Canaria in February and had a lovely weekend.
Although it was Heidi's birthday in June, her party fell on the first Saturday in July which was a lovely sunny afternoon in the garden where her parents had organised for a special visit from some furry friends.
Mason and Heidi are growing so fast, I ca hardly keep up.
In fact I was struck with a photo of Briony holding Mason which reminded me of a photo of me holding her wearing a very similar skirt in 1999.
Finally, the frocks.
I love the opportunity to wear frocks in summer and here are my favourites this year to finish.
I hope its not another month before I get to post as it means the summer will be over!
Monday 26 June 2023
Friday 14 April 2023
And so the sun sets on our winter sun break.
It must be time to plan another.
Thursday 13 April 2023
It's the day before my birthday which falls on a Saturday which means another day of banging on the building site across from our hotel so we decided to enjoy my birthday a day early by visiting the Amadores Beach Club.
I know my husband so well and his sheepish confession that he hadn't packed a birthday present for me was herded away when I produced this new Dilli Grey dress I had bought myself as I knew he would forget.
I had purchased it using my Vinted sales so it hadn't cost me anything and it hadn't cost him anything. Win win!
Underneath the dress I wore my favourite Tesco swimsuit and we relaxed and enjoyed the chill out area by the pool.
And the entertainment was entertaining.
The best birthday party for a long time.
We alighted here in front of this beautiful blue and white port building.
We enjoyed a breakfast on the harbour watching the world go by.
I'm a sucker for a pretty door.
A coastal walk to cool off.
Just loved these ruggled rocks.
It had to be done.
At 1pm we took another boat out to see the dolphins in their natural habitat.
It took about an hour t get there. We stayed for an hour and another hour back.
The photos are not great on my phone but we saw so many happy dolphins showboating in the sea.
Today I wore:
Trainers: New Balance
Shorts - All Saints via Vinted
Tshirt - River Island via Vinted
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