So New Year has come and gone, in a blur of Cava, tequila and dancing...
...and no bugger told me you could see my pink bra through my 1970s lurex disco top!
It may be an unfortunate side effect of the camera flash, since I didn't notice it at all when I looked in the mirror.
It was New Year's Eve - boob flashing is practically obligatory, and no one complained.
We all piled round to join our friends and neighbours, Claire and Ron, to celebrate New Year along with their other guests. There was dancing, drinking, fireworks and sparklers.
Speaking of unexpected camera effects - how on earth did I do those sparkler shots? They are bonkers, I love them, but alas have no idea why they came out like that!
1970s lurex angel sleeve top - Ebay
Silk palazzo pants - flea market
Shoes and belt - retail
Bangles, earrings, necklace and visible pink bra - charity shopped
So - that's it for another year.
The Christmas tree, cards and decorations all come down on New Year's Day in this house. I have had enough by then, and Littlest's birthday is on January 3rd. We pack Christmas away so it doesn't overshadow her day.
Another of my specialities - wonky chocolate cake!
Yes, I know it has Christmas robins on it, but she likes them.
We took our three kids and some of Littlest's friends to the cinema, then back to ours for a birthday tea.
She had a lovely day.
I was knackered.
Blouse and 1970s skirt - charity shopped
1980s boots - Second to None
Belt - gift from dearest Lucy
Not forgetting my favourite 1970s Feminella coat - charity shopped
The last weekend of the holidays is here. I've enjoyed a very sociable, relaxed Christmas and New Year, but I think I am ready for the kids to be back at school, and for life to return to some semblance of order.
Remind me I said that on Monday morning, when I'm dragging myself out of bed, moaning at the kids, and they can't find their PE kits and book bags...
I hope all of you have had a good start to 2013.
Thank you to everyone who reads this blog and takes the time to comment, I do appreciate it. I like blathering on and looking ridiculous, so please keep encouraging me to do so, and I'll happily return the favour!