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