My week has continued to be fairly quiet, but that's no bad thing - from this weekend on, the pace hots up and I need to build myself up to it!
Eldest has her Y6 residential in Scarborough next week; five days away with school friends and teachers, she can't wait.
My charity shopping this week has been limited to picking bits and pieces up for her, including two pairs of unworn shoes (Rocket Dog and Kurt Geiger, no less), a total of £8 for both.
On my chazzing travels, I often see designer and expensive brands - they usually aren't my cup of tea, but if you want Monsoon, Reiss, Karen Millen, Jigsaw, Ted Baker, etc, you can certainly find them among the tatty Primark and New Look.
It's my birthday next week, but we are going out for a celebratory family meal tomorrow, since Eldest will be away (and obviously doesn't want to miss out.)
On Saturday it's our local festival, including a car boot, followed by another annual tradition - Park Night!
My mates Trace and Sue always celebrate the summer solstice with a few drinks sitting on the hill in our local park. There is a magnificent view of the city from there. It will be my first year in attendance, but I am reliably informed it's a very civilised affair, no Special Brew, Thunderbird or White Lightning, since we are Ladies.
If it rains, we will be in Trace's kitchen instead...
I know - it's a glamorous life I lead, rummaging at a car boot, mooching around a little local festival, then drinking in the park.
However, in August, I will be attending a truly glamorous event, and need your advice/suggestions, ladies.
My sister is hosting a joint party for my brother-in-law's 60th and my niece's 21st birthday. It will be A Very Posh Do, and the dress code is Black Tie.
I have never been to a Black Tie event before, and don't know what to wear. I have dresses galore, of course, but they aren't really evening wear - or are they? Do the men have to wear dinner jackets or is a decent suit OK?
This dress, for example - would this do?
Yeah, I know I wore it today to go to Chesterfield and do the school run - why not wear a gorgeous midnight blue 1970s evening dress to do those things?
But is it Black Tie?
I'm about to be 49 - why don't I know this stuff?
1970s Shubette maxi dress - vintage fair
Bangles - charity shopped
Peacock pendant - vintage street market
Turquoise/silver mosaic ring - Pia jewellery (sale, old)
1960-70s stainless steel/blue ring - charity shopped this week (£1.50)
Just giving you an idea of how it might look in action on the dance floor...
Apart from planning my weekend activities, dealing with stray greyhounds, bee gazing, and developing a bad case of wardrobe angst, this week brought a delightful surprise in the form of gifts from lovely Jo, who blogs at Joyatri.
A fabulous woven belt, a good read, and Men in Crimplene - perfect!
Thank you, Jo - I hope we can get together during your next stay in the UK.
You may make your own jokes about my retro bush.
(Oh dear, there go the search term stats again...)
And I look forward to hearing your thoughts, experiences and advice on Posh Dressing.