Spending time at my sister's home is always a pleasure, nestling as it does among the Chiltern hills with their beautiful beech woods.
Especially when there is plenty of this overhead.
The kids treat it like a holiday.
They made full use of the facilities!
Our garden at home may be a poor relation - there's certainly no room for a pool! - but it's nice to be back and taking my outfit pics in my usual spots.
We took Bobbin the dog for a lovely walk through the woods to Coombe Hill.
There are beautiful views across the vale of Aylesbury.
The monument commemorates the Buckinghamshire men who died in the Boer War.
The chained white swan is on the county's coat of arms.
There's Chequers (bottom left), the Prime Minister's country house.
The Camerons weren't at home, there was no security presence to give the game away.
1970s maxi dress - Ebay
Sandals - retail (sale)
Belt, hair flowers and bangles - charity shopped
Cream floral bracelet and thin gold bangle - gifts from lovely Tania
Necklace - gift from dearest Leisa
Several of you asked whether I bought new shoes for the party - and indeed I did! It took quite an effort to part with the cash, I can tell you, I'm not used to retail prices anymore.
But thankfully these sandals were in the sale and are soooo comfortable (which is a significant consideration these days for my poor middle-aged feet). I wish they had been available in purple, green or orange, but had to content myself with black.
That's not one of my cats, by the way - that's Bertie, a stray who visits from time to time.
But back to Bucks.
Eldest has learnt from her mama, she's pinching my moves.
But I'm keeping my eye on her!
We popped into nearby Wendover, a very pretty little market town.
A clock tower, characteristic red brick, flint, whitewashed and timbered buildings with pantiled roofs, and the smallest front door ever.
Sadly, it is raining as I type this. The garden will benefit, of course, but having a decent summer with plenty of sunshine has been an unexpected treat.
Love the square back of this dress.
I am off to pack a bag for Eldest, who must have made a good impression as she has been invited back to spend a few days with her big girl cousins in Bucks. She is very excited!
Ready to take on the world? I think so!
As for me, I'll be linking up with the delightfully hospitable Patti for her usual Visible Monday gathering.
Hope you are all enjoying the weekend, whatever you're up to!