It's only just over a week or so since I last posted, and a fortnight since I did an outfit post, but in Blogland, that feels like a lifetime! I must say it felt very strange to read and comment without posting myself, so I have a lot of catching up to do.
After wading through a ton of camera reviews online, and thoroughly overwhelming the very small area of my brain which deals with technology, I finally decided on a new camera and bought it - hurrah!
No idea if the photos are any better but I am trying to get to grips with it.
Hasn't the weather in the UK been awful? End of March, and I'm still in boots, gloves and a trusty faux fur, that can't be right!
Jess and Charlie don't seem bothered by the snowy conditions.
So here's a little catch up of some of my doings while I've been out of the blogging loop.
Mother's Day isn't really something we make a big fuss about in this family, but I did appreciate this card from Eldest;
She had her 11th birthday last week;
Littlest's spelling needs some work but she means well.
My baking apparently needs work too, I had actually made a chocolate cake but it was so flat and uninspiring, I threw it away and bought a replacement. Only a few days before, I made the Other Half a coffee and walnut cake for his birthday which was excellent (if I do say so myself!)
Same oven, same flour, same tins, same me - I can only blame the Baking Gods for making mischief.
Yes, those are new Converse on her feet - secondhand actually, bought from Ebay, but they look virtually unworn and cost less than half the price of new ones. (Those of you who have followed my blog for a year might remember my outrage at the price of the new Converse I bought her last year.)
Her other birthday present was her first phone - the photo bottom right is now a very common sight...
Obviously I have been keeping an eye on the charity shops,and found a few bits and pieces;
1960s hanky box, £2.50
1970s Droopy and Brown's sheer angel sleeve dress, £6
1970s compilation CD, £1 (with a bizarre mix of songs which includes Thin Lizzy, Cher, Sparks, Joe Jackson and the Jam. Fabulous!)
And a 1950-60s Hawaiian cotton dress, bought from Chesterfield flea market on a 3-items-for-a-fiver rummage table. (My calculator tells me this makes it a bargainacious £1.6666666666667.)
Dress, 1970s faux fur coat, jerkin and bangles - charity shopped
Hat and boots - Ebay
Gloves - retail (sale)
I promise to visit your blogs and see what's been happening in your lives - I don't like it when I feel out of touch!
And thanks to those who commented on my last non-outfit post (it felt odd not to do my usual "here's a frock" thing) and to those who got in touch to say they missed me, I appreciate it!