The kids have started their school summer holidays. Apparently the weather is set to improve, and it is lovely to have more time, especially of the in-bed-in-the-morning variety.
We get up very early to fit in Littlest's skin care regime, which includes a long soak in the bath every morning. The pressure is off in the holidays and we can take a more leisurely approach. Thank goodness for that.
I took some photos in the garden on Thursday morning, after the school run. It had been raining (no! really?) but the rain had cleared and the sun was breaking through.
I ambled around the garden, snapping myself, the cats and the flowers. It was peaceful, solitary, and bright.
Without getting all raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens on your asses - it was a lovely quiet morning.
Good for my weary soul.
And this is a quiet sort of dress. Pretty print, subdued colours, knee length, unremarkable really. But it felt comfortable and right.
1970s frock (Ebay), jewellery and tights (charity shops), boots (Second to None vintage shop)
I love spending time with my family and friends, I love my friendly local commuity and having a place in it, but I also love time on my own.
In the evening, with my dear friend Joanne babysitting, OH and I went out for a meal, together, without kids - a fairly rare event.
We chose a smart Thai restaurant where the food is wonderful, which the kids wouldn't fully appreciate - pearls before swine, we reckoned!
Austin Reed silk blend frock, £5, and shoes £4.99 (charity shops)
Didn't take any other photos - too busy eating and drinking!
Good for my greedy gut!