No one is dragging my heart around, don't worry!
But I am rather dragging myself through this week, with a noticeable lack of oomph or energy.
I have observed over the years that I often hit a slump after having a full-on, busy period of time, even if I have enjoyed myself.
And I have long since realised that it is best for me to challenge my vaguely cyclothymic tendencies, and keep going through the murk.
I thought some splashes of orange and a short-ish dress might cheer me up today.
I've been up at school as usual.
I do all sorts of stuff, whatever the teachers ask me, but I always love to hear the kids read.
Some of them find it so easy and just fly, while others have to try really, really hard to get to grips with it. I find I am far more patient with other people's children than I am with my own - why is that?
I adore the embroidery on the back of this top, and it works well with the Asian-inspired print on the dress.
The heavy rainfall has battered the last few remaining blooms in the garden.
Poor things. But the raindrops look beautiful on the flowers and leaves and spiders' webs.
The water droplets look like diamante embellishments on 1970s greetings cards.
The cats and I took advantage of the rain slowing up to a drizzle, we all had a potter in the garden this afternoon.
1980-90s Max Mara jacket, dress, tights, belt, bangles and necklace - charity shopped
1960s brooch - from my friend's mum's collection
Top - street market
1950-60s tapestry bag - vintage shop
Boots - retail, old
And look what lovely Gisela sent me!
A pretty skirt, fishnets and a gorgeous necklace (scruffily displayed here, sorry...)
Kind friends do a great job of lifting one's spirits!
As does Stevie.