Another busy weekend has come and gone, and I have been a bit rubbish at taking photos of any of it!
On Friday night, I went to a surprise birthday party for my friend Kathryn.
Her husband and sister arranged a Mad Men-themed evening for her, and the guests dressed up to the nines with great enthusiasm and flair.
Heidi, Jude, Claire and Ruth.
The Big Reveal!
Kathryn and her sister Sarah were both wearing frocks borrowed from my collection. Sarah had been round to my house to choose outfits, and borrow vintage table linen, crockery and glasses - all done in the utmost secrecy, of course.
Needless to say, I didn't get any pics of me but I wore my wonderful 1950s dress as seen on the left here...
...and look - there are the dresses I lent Kath and Sarah!
It was a really good night. I wish I had more pics but the few I did take were mysteriously blurry. Could that possibly be linked to the freely-flowing wine and killer Bloody Marys?
More socialising, but of a slightly quieter kind, on Saturday - dinner with friends, lovely.
No pics. Bad blogger.
1960-70s maxi - vintage fair
Hair flower, necklace and bangles - charity shopped
Red wooden bangle - gift from lovely Tania
Sandals - retail
I always always always feel great in this dress. The fit, the square neckline, the sleeves, the print and colours - I love everything about it.
Thank you for all the lovely comments about the letter Littlest wrote to me.
She is quite prolific in her note writing, and often expresses her emotions on paper.
I mentioned to her that I didn't recall her ever telling me she hated me, and therefore that she didn't need to request my forgiveness.
She replied, I say it in my head.
Brilliant, on so many levels.
Another gem she came out with recently was that people who say mean things don't like themselves very much, and want others to feel as bad about themselves as they do.
She may not always find the academic stuff easy, but that girl has an emotional intelligence beyond her years.
In my head, I'm saying what the fuck am I going to cook for tea?
Red, red and more red in my garden.
At least the under-ripe strawberries inspired me to buy some riper ones and make Eton Mess for pudding. Mmmmm.
I'm horribly late to Patti's, but I feel thoroughly and happily visible, so I'm heading over there to join the party.
Hope you all had a fine weekend, I'll be catching up with you when the packed schedule this week allows!