I realised that although I have worn this dress several times, I have never featured it on the blog before.
How did that happen?
It was a gift a couple of years ago from my dear friend Patsy, and I love it.
1970s Kati at Laura Phillips maxi dress - The Shop, Cheshire St., London
Sandals - retail (sale)
Bangles - gifts and charity shopped
Necklace - charity shopped
Hair flower - gift from the much-missed Mrs Coco
I love the fiery monbretia, the rowan berries, and the St John's wort in my garden.
The latter is supposed to be a treatment for depression.
I don't know about that, but the stamens remind me of those wonderful fibre optic lamps of the 1970s.
And they certainly cheer me up.
Cats, flowers and fabulous vintage frocks seem to be pretty good for my mood.
We had a lovely meal at Zeugmas on Friday.
Turkish delight indeed!
Littlest is Face-Pulling Champion of the World.
On Saturday, we had a trip into town to buy shoes and a shirt for the Man (is it me, or are men's shoes really dull?) so the kids needed a little compensation, by way of the dodgems.
They call me Baby Driver, and once upon a pair of wheels...
I like blogging.
I like the relationships, the conversations, the contact with people I would not otherwise know.
And I have come to view my blog friends as... well, friends. So when they go awol, I miss them.
I know Real Life comes first. Of course it does.
I know various blog friends are dealing with all manner of personal crises, health issues, life events, they are struggling for time, energy, balance, motivation. Or they're just not feeling the blogging love anymore.
And I completely understand.
But I miss them.
I wish them all well, and hope they can return soon to the blogging fold.
And I appreciate the friends who are still around.
Linking to my friend Patti's Visible Monday, as always - what could be more visible than vintage floaty orange stripes?