What an exciting morning – welcome to those of you who have popped by after seeing my blog mentioned in the Daily Mail – I hope you hang around and enjoy reading my posts. It was MM* who encouraged me to start blogging as a means to help keep my family and friends on both sides of the Atlantic connected with events, and also as a fun, creative outlet to share my thoughts, passions and opinions. I am happy to see from the comments on the Daily Mail article that there are many other people out there with strong opinions that they like to share!
So as I was neglecting my family this morning and checking myself out in the mirror every couple of minutes and wondering where I might spend my Husband’s money today I almost decided to take a day off from posting – but where’s the fun in that?;)
I had to drag the children out of bed this morning – both of them completely exhausted from a weekend at the pool. I am so proud of my daughter – not yet 6 – she passed her swim test that allows her to use the slide at the pool. It’s a huge milestone for anyone who is less than 4ft tall and thus not eligible to slide without passing the test due to the height restriction. She had to swim a full length freestyle and then tread water for a minute. I’ve never seen her so determined and she wore that green wristband with pride all weekend long!
I’m still vacillating over growing my hair – I wish it was a quick fix. I’m definitely heading into bouffant territory but I think I’m going to continue with the pain. Every time I see cute pixie cut though I start question my decision, plus for the first time in 21 years I have MM telling me he now prefers short hair!
I opted to wear something bright and cheery today to start the penultimate week of the school year. We all have so many events and activities this week I am praying that coffee and bright colors will keep my mood buoyant. I’m wearing my Boden silk whisper top from 2011, a J.Crew skirt from a couple of springs ago, my Tory Burch sand Revas and the necklace and belt are both Target who always have great cheap and cheerful accessories.
*MM – My Man
I read about your blog on the Daily Mail site (my shameful guilty pleasure!) and I am a huge fan already! I’m another British mum of 2 living in the US (Brooklyn, NY) who loves fashion, running and food and wine so I really like reading your posts. I will be looking to you for some summer fashion ideas since you have long summers on Altlanta, I have been here for years and still can’t get a grip on dressing well for hot weather!
So glad you are enjoying it Susan! Writing my blog is my guilty pleasure plus of course visiting the DM occasionally (though I normally just get mad with it!) and the Evening Standard every day:) I have a friend from my PwC days who lives in Brooklyn – let me know if you see a mad Italian guy on a scooter! As for dressing in hot weather it took me a while – I don’t think I even owned shorts in the UK never mind wearing bare legs every day! Thankfully I discovered Boden tunics so can feel comfy and cool most of the time though I am always thrilled to get back in sweaters, jeans and boots come November – much more my comfort zone!
The Daily Mail write up was really good, glad you were mentioned.
I want to wish you luck with the hair growing – I had the idea to try and grow my hair again last September but recently gave up and had it all cut off again as I just couldn’t stand it! I suddenly questioned why I was growing it as I don’t believe I looked nice when my hair was long and if, after 40 years my hair didn’t look like Elle McPherson’s that it wasn’t going to so its a Pixie again!
Thank you! I feel the same too – everyone says I suit it shorter better so I keep questioning my sanity – I think I’m just aiming for a bob again and then no doubt I’ll chop it all off again – that seems to have been the pattern for the past few years! I had it really long in my 20s and mid 30s but I actually think it ages me when it’s long so we’ll see. It feels very odd having hair that I can grab hold of at the back right now!
I think you look good with short hair too and I must say that when I first saw your blog (from your school run photos on the Easy Living Facebook page) I was pleased to see somebody else with cropped hair, all too many people have long hair!
LOL especially here in the South were everyone is ‘blonde’ with long hair!
Greetings from Dubai! 40 something mom and fashion blogger and darn happy and proud of it! 😉 Yup, you guessed it, found your site from The Daily. Well, like what they say even bad publicity IS publicity and this is not even close to bad! Keep it up!