The holidays are half over already, and it only seems like last week the girls were breaking up from school. We have packed quite a bit into the holidays so far. We have just got back from a few days up in lovely Leicestershire, staying with my parents. They stayed with us for a few days first and we had our annual trip to Giffords Circus – the best night of the year in my book! I wish I could bottle the feeling that I get from the whole experience – and it is even better as it is something loved by all three generations in equal measure, and it isn’t often that we find something to please everyone these days!
While I was in Leicestershire I visited my old stomping ground of Leicester and met up with the luscious Heather from Pink Milk. It was the first time we had met, although we have exchanged emails and messages over the years. We hit it off instantly though, and soon abandoned all thoughts of browsing round the shops in favour of a good chat over cups of tea and coffee. We then hit Carluccio’s for lunch and a cheeky glass of wine, and by the end of the afternoon I felt like I had known Heather for years. Leicester was looking lovely in the sun, and I am looking forward to more trips there soon.
I also had to put in a gratuitous puppy shot of Molly, my sister and brother in law’s puppy. She’s 14 weeks old now and totally adorable, although I’m not sure Bodie agrees as he is now a grumpy old man and not very playful. Sorry for the slightly fuzzy photo – she doesn’t stay still long enough for a proper portrait!
So, back to it today. Whenever I go away I am always itching to clean out my cupboards and have a move around when I get back, so this morning has been mainly spent doing that. On my trip to Leicester I popped over to the market and came back with several lengths of fabric to make some more Dottie Angel frocks. I have made one already that I have barely taken off, and am looking forward to kitting my wardrobe out with several more, so that’s the rest of the week spoken for. I need a few new dresses as I have been living in jeans for the past year or so, but I have a new job starting in September as a Pastoral Support in a primary school, so no more jeans for me!
I hope you are all enjoying the summer, despite the patchy weather. The sun has just come out (finally) so I am off to potter in my postage stamp garden. Happy days!