Day tripping.

Sue and I both admitted to telling our children the same thing – ‘don’t be rude, and best behavior please’ – i.e. don’t show us up.  And to be honest, when I met Sue and George in Leeds yesterday, all three children were very well behaved, considering we spent about 3 hrs in Giraffe eating, talking and drinking.  We did resort to bribery a couple of times, so the children had a not so healthy lunch of pancakes, chips and ice cream (an extra scoop each while we finished the wine).  I hope George got his Kinder egg that he was promised.

I’m so glad that we made the trip across the Pennines.  You know there are just some people in this world who are genuine, and good, and radiate warmth – Sue is one of these people. Oh and she’s witty and charming too, darn her.  She had made Poppy a gorgeous necklace, and bought sticker books for the children – so thoughtfuI, as I kicked myself for turning up empty handed.

Thanks to Rosie our fabulous waitress, who tolerated our constant requests, and didn’t bat an eyelid at the carnage and destruction that littered our table.  She’s thinking of starting a blog with her friends, what a good idea I told her.

Thanks to The Grumps too for driving Sue’s car home and sorry if you didn’t get any dinner.  I did lead her astray a bit, though in hindsight I’m not sure how much ‘leading’ was done.

Leeds, by the way, I am totally impressed.  Full of fabulous stores and clean streets, which couldn’t be said for Manchester the other day.  I get why Leeds is loved so much by so many.  Shameful really that both my siblings went to University there and yet this was my first visit.

Next time I’m staying the night so we can really let our hair down.

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Superwoman Sue.


Great shot taken by one of the children – no awards here yet.


Sorry Rosie.


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14 thoughts on “Day tripping.

  1. Sue

    Joanna! Could you make my face any bigger??? Anyway, I just wanted to say, I had an absolutely brilliant day with you and the kids. Next time, we make it the whole day … sans kids!

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      It was fantastic!! I could have stayed there all day if it weren’t for the 3 others with us lol:) So lovely having a great natter – but there’s so much more I wanted to talk about!! Next time xx

  2. Eve WornOut

    What a lovely blog post! It made me smile to see two of my favourite bloggers sharing a bottle of wine and good times. Hope you had fun. (And are they your Rag & Bone boots?)

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Awe thank you Eve – we had a brilliant day – she really is a hoot. Not the Rag & Bones – didn’t bring them with me – these are Sam Edelman Pettys that I got in the sale in the US – the color is called New Navy – but when they are paired with grey or black they look more grey…xx

      1. Eve WornOut

        I’d missed that you have the Pettys someone. Another thing I returned and immediately regretted. They look really grey and just what I have been searching for!

      2. Poppy's Style Post author

        Yes – I the leopard print last year and love them – these were in the sale on in the US – and I couldn’t resist – I love the lighter sole for summer. Track them down again! x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      Unfortunately I think there are some dreadfully unflattering photos to come from George – bless him – not sure he got my best side with every shot:) I’m just so glad we had great weather too!

  3. glamrosie

    What a lovely post Joanna, great to hear what a fab day you two had. That photo of Sue is stunning. x

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      I should have credited all my clothes – I was too carried away thinking about what fun we had – the scarf is an infinity scarf from Gap. xx

    1. Poppy's Style Post author

      They were promised that they wouldn’t feel my wrath!:) No they got a chocolate chip muffin on the train home:) They were actually all pretty good – though Poppy has been telling everyone how much wine we drunk!


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