Friday, 13 July 2012

Cup Cakes And Tea

Yesterday I said I couldn't wait to wear this skirt as a dress and I wasn't lying.
I couldn't wait so decided to wear it again today. I went to see my friend and former colleague Jenn who has just moved into a new house.
We sat outside in the sunshine and enjoyed cup cakes and tea. I couldn't believe how fast two years had gone since we'd last had lunch together.
I met Jenn in 2007 when I started work as a writer in residence at a men's prison.
Jenn was the prison librarian and was also a keen writer.
Her first novel, "A Kind Of Intimacy" was published during that first year by which time she was already hard at work on her second novel, "Cold Light" which was published earlier this year.
One of the hardest-working and most talented writers I have ever come across, Jenn left the prison to pursue her writing career and now works as a lecturer in Creative Writing at Lancaster University.
If you ever get the chance to read Jenn's novels you won't be disappointed.

I wore:
Shoes - Clarks (31)
Dress/Skirt - TK Maxx (20)
Vest - Gap (7)
Necklace - Wallis


  1. Oh yes, that makes a lovely skirt. You look very "tea worthy".


  2. I love the midi length with pumps. Have a lovely weekend.


  3. Lovely dress/skirt. Will check out Jenn's novels. Have you got a novel waiting in the wings? xx

    1. I have written three novesl during NaNoWriMo which are all at the first draft stage. I plan to have another go this November and then choose one to polish up. How about you?

  4. I just love that midi length dresses and skirts are being worn again. This is so summer casual but feminine.

    I love to read, so I may check out your friend's novels! I have six more weeks of summer break before I return to school/ I will have plenty of time to read for pleasure!

    1. Hi Lisa,

      I know her books have been sold in the US so you should be able to get hold of them.

  5. That skirt length is lovely on you! I shall hunt down Jenn's books. I didn't know you were a writer, I'd love to read some of your work! x

  6. So nice to see you in the sunshine. Love that necklace honey x

  7. Oh, I remember your time in prison... ;)
    This is a great looking go -to outfit. Very summery but looks well put together-