I think the heat I am generating today is all about feverishness, and nothing to do with being a hot goddess! That will just have to wait...
So this was my frock of choice for dragging my weary limbs out to Boots and Lidl today - I know, the high life indeed.
It's a 1960s dress which I haggled for in a vintage shop - it needed repairing and had a big stain on it, so that seemed reasonable. I have taken it in at the sides and shortened it, and the stain came out really easily. But...
... I don't know, the shape still feels kind of blocky. I tried it with a belt and didn't like that either. I know - I'm just being a grouch, aren't I?
Now here are three things which should lift my grumpy spirits out of the Slough of Despond.
Lovely Melanie at The Folly Bird gave me a Versatile Blogger award. It comes with all the usual instructions about passing it on and giving random facts, which my brain is too mushy to manage, I'm afraid. But it's always nice to be appreciated, so thank you, Melanie, and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging.
The postman rang just the once today, but with 2 parcels.
A delightful assortment of goodies from the equally delightful Loo! A push-out octopus (Youngest LB is very keen on sea creatures, so she has her eye on this), fabulous bright pink Habitat birdie pegs, a cute little canvas tote bag (Eldest LB wants this) and a button ring in a box, both made by Loo herself. All wrapped up in a chiffon scarf which used to be Loo's mum's. How gorgeous is that?
As instructed, I gave the Fizz Wizzes to the kids... reluctantly.
And the other parcel contained my latest Ebay purchase. I seem to be liking red at the moment, and found a 1970s flamenco-style maxi dress for £6. Curiously, when it arrived, I was just commenting on Heavenly Helga's post featuring her new red frock; then, I popped over to check out the awesome Kitty and found yet more 1970s gypsy action going on! If you haven't seen how spectacular they both look, go and take a look.
So I'm joining in. A bright red frock might be just what I need to perk me up even further.
Getting my sexy Senora on....
... which made the kids ask what I was doing. Very good question. Mama is having a moment.
Twirling, swishing, swooshing - I can do it all.
Yep, the legs are still there, that's a relief.
And to add to the kindness of friends, "real" and virtual, my old friend Claire who lives 4 doors down from me has just sent her son round in the rain with some homemade chicken noodle soup.
I'm feeling much better now!
And while we are in a Spanish mood, look what I found in the same charity shop as Lucille. Do you think they may be friends?
Perhaps she and Lucille were pen-pals, and she came to stay and never went home.
I'm in a bit of a video/clip-posting mood, so I thought the mariachi-influenced Alone Again Or by Arthur Lee and Love might be appropriate. It's so lovely, it makes me think of warmer weather and dancing like no one's watching. We all should.
Have a great weekend. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx