It’s rubbish weather here in Atlanta today – dark and dreary, such a shame after a fabulous weekend, but easier to bear now I’m back in the office. We had a fabulous time at Virginia Highlands Summerfest – the weather was perfect for mooching and watching some great live music. I was in awe at a group of 14-16 year olds rocking out on stage – called ‘My Homework Ate My Dog‘ – they were brilliant – and it got me thinking about how to introduce music lessons to my two. I think music is so important and there is evidence that reading music can also help with numeracy. I was reading basic music at elementary school and playing the recorder, and then I graduated to the flute which was challenging once orthodontics started! I really think understanding rhythm and reading music can boost your appreciation of music and we always have some sort of music playing in the house – anything from Led Zeppelin to Robyn to Mahler. So maybe I should start them with piano lessons?
Oh and one final very important note the Boden Autumn preview is out for women!!! In my opinion this is THE BEST season of clothes I have seen from them. Very ‘on trend’ with a retro, younger vibe – I’ve already placed two orders!!! My most favorite items are the Scoop Neck Tunic, Loulou dress, Cable knit dress (I’ve only ever previously bought 1 Boden dress!) and Skye jumper. Enjoy browsing and until June 25th there is a 20% discount.
I have friends who still manage to go to lots of music festivals every year even with 3 young children at home. The closest I will get to a summer festival is the Virginia Highlands Summerfest today here in Atlanta. It’s actually a lovely art festival with music and activities for the kids and VaHi is a beautiful part of town – very residential with gorgeous craftsman cottages and close to Piedmont Park. I remember going the year Hugh was born – it was our first proper trip out as a family of four – so I love going back when we remember what weekend it’s taking place!
I just Skyped with Mum and Dad and feel rather sad that I’m missing out on all the Diamond Jubilee festivities. The UK has both Monday and Tuesday off to celebrate and there are so many street parties and galas taking place – I do miss the UK at times like this. I was back last year for the pomp and ceremony of the Royal Wedding and loved it! In fact maybe I should be wearing my Union Jack tee today – I might just actually go and change now I’ve remembered it!:)