It’s freakin’ freezing here today! I think we caught the outer bands of Sandy last night as we lost power at 9pm just as Dexter was about to start darn it! MM and I were scrambling around with my iPhone torch trying to turn everything off so we wouldn’t be woken up when all the power came back on, but we still found the dogs watching t.v. this morning:)
Gearing up for a busy week – it’s MM’s birthday tomorrow. Yes a Leo and a Scorpio – apparently a difficult but strong star sign union – this summary is oddly quite accurate:) I’m taking him out for dinner and, as happens every year, we’ll be the most hungover trick or treaters in the neighborhood on Wednesday. We will power on through though. Then on Saturday we’re meeting a friend of mine who I haven’t seen for 20 odd years. He’s over on business and we thought it might be fun to catch up…let’s hope we both have something interesting to say after all those years – could be awkward!:)
Today I picked out the warmest cardigan I have – it’s AllSaints and is one of the first AllSaints items I bought back in 2009 in the winter sale. It’s a rust/dark burgundy color and is really heavy and toasty. The top is from Zara and the pants are Express from a couple of years ago – they are ponte so lovely and stretchy – a cross between leggings and pants if you will. The boots are the Vince Camuto Autumn wedges – I love the cuffs on these and the buckle detail. All topped off with the oriental print scarf from Zara.
Close game for the Falcons today but exciting and perfect watching on a grey day. The photo session was postponed due to threat of rain so we walked by the river with the dog and the kids raced their bikes. I then did my Trader Joe’s shop so I have a kitchen full of yummy treats – including a massive NYC cheesecake that I will try not to devour in one go tonight while watching Homeland and Dexter!
Last night MM and I started our Fall supper club. We are the only members. Each week, once the children are in bed, we take it in turns to wine and dine each other at home. It’s lovely – it’s an evening each week where we turn off all screens, put on some good music and converse while cooking and eating – it’s like dating again and I love it. Last night I cooked carbonara – who can resist the smell of bacon and garlic? The food was even better after a couple of glasses of a fabulous Malbec. I’m looking forward to his choice of menu next week – he’s a far better cook than I am!
Today is a day for comfort – Gap boyfriend jeans, a Gap brown tank, H&M linen top and Sam Edelman Alvin loafers. The necklace is an old one from Target but it’s fun and works well with the casual outfit. The new glasses are still making me feel fabulous!
I am ridiculously excited about this Sunday evening. No I’m not being wined and dined, nor are we expecting guests…the new seasons of Homeland and Dexter start! How sad am I?
Bored to tears with Dancing with the Stars, The Voice, Real Housewives etc…I have recently been exploring the pleasures of On Demand viewing. I have watched Season 1 of Girls, Season 1 and 2 of Game of Thrones (appeals to my inner dork), Season 1 of Homeland plus I am completely up to date on Dexter. The correlation of my increased t.v. viewing with the start of the football season is no coincidence. There is no greater way to watch a mini series than from beginning to end with no commercial breaks – bliss! Now my only debate is do I watch the new season live or should I DVR it so I can enjoy without commercials?…The latter I think!
I’ll be ready for a bit of sofa surfing on Sunday as we have another jam packed weekend with birthday parties and swimming lessons – plus on Sunday afternoon we are having a photo session with Muddy Faces on a farm. Karen who is the photographer is amazing and has a real knack for taking natural, uncontrived photos, and I am so excited about getting some lovely portraits of the children. I refuse to buy the school portraits that have the naff, fake backgrounds on them.
Today I’m wearing my J.Crew shorts in Casablanca blue – these are 5″ ones and were bought in the sale – they are so comfortable and a great length – not too revealing – but nowhere near the knees either. With them I’m wearing my Primark t-shirt with the bus heading to Croydon, with my Zara off white jersey jacket and Sam Edelman Louie boots. I’ve decided if I wear shorts I can wear boots, but it’s still too warm for jeans and boots together.