Back to work for us here in the US while all of you across the Atlantic enjoy an extra day of vacation! I hope you all had an amazing Easter. I’ve mentioned before how much I adore the Easter celebration. For me it signals the beginning of Spring – green shoots everywhere, great food, and the anticipation of great things to come over the summer.
We hosted friends on Saturday for our Easter dinner. I roasted a 5lb leg of lamb which was completely demolished. I love watching the kids enjoy a good roast!
Poppy and Hugh made a fabulous trifle too for dessert.
There was of course the drunk dancing (and photography)…we were grooving the best of Daft Punk at this point I think! (p.s. the dress is the ASOS t-shirt dress currently on sale – PERFECT for over indulging – no belt loosening required).
Always a bad sign when the Port arrives on the table…
Yesterday we started all over again with a fabulous party and egg hunt at our friends’ house across the street. Glorious sunshine accompanied by great conversation, a huge ham and cold prosecco. I LOVE Easter.
So the elasticated waists have been needed for the large indulgences all this weekend…but also this that happened Thursday…
The bruising has vanished now and as soon as it is heeled I’ll add a little more bling. 42 year old mom gets navel pierced – they will be coming to take me away soon:)
And here are the said elastic waisted wonders!
Trousers – Zara (old) // T-shirt – Ted Baker (old) // Sandals – Avarcas Pons in peach // Jacket – Zara (old)
Trousers – Mango (old) // Top – AllSaints Tiko t-shirt (currently on sale) // Jacket – Next (old) // Shoes – Avarcas pons ankle strap in brown
Oh and another piercing happened Saturday too – for my girl, who turns 8 next month.
The weather today is similar to my last visit. All well and good except my last visit was early December. It has been raining non stop, blowing a gale and it is is very dark – and yes it’s June 22nd. Hard to believe just hours away on a plane it is almost 100 degrees with blue skies. After a little consideration given to venturing out this morning we all decided better of it so we’ve had a lovely relaxing day watching movies and vegging on the sofa. No point complaining bitterly about the weather – we decided to behave like grown ups – embrace it and go with the flow.
The kids have watched Wallace and Gromit about 10 times now and still giggle at the same points, never tiring of it. I have raised my game on Bejeweled, surfed Facebook and enjoyed a few more chapters of the last of the Larsson trilogy. Mum and Dad – the complete nutters – have just decided to go out for their daily 3 mile walk. Poppy was either in awe, confused, or both as they left dressed head to toe in waterproofs. I guess if you live here 365 days a year you can’t let the weather dictate your actions or you’d rarely leave the house.
I am writing with the smell of dinner wafting through – roast lamb – it smells divine. I think I might actually be drooling. It is the perfect day for a scrummy roast dinner cooked by your mum, who happens to be the best cook in the world. It’s just a shame that all I can see across the road is a field full of sheep with their new baby lambs – will just not look when dinner is served.
The weather has also allowed me to enjoy me new AllSaints purchases. I bought the Boston cardigan thinking I would wear it just open in a waterfall style, but today I have been sitting with it wrapped around my neck in some kind of cardigan come scarf fashion. I’m wearing it over an AllSaints Godiva tank with my comfy Zara cargo pants – perfect for stylish lounging:) If you’re considering the trousers these seem to run big contrary to most of the Zara items I have. I’m wearing a US 6 and they are perfect – nice and slouchy. Thankfully here you can’t see my slipper socks that I have resorted to wearing my feet were so blue with cold, so happy I bought them to wear on the plane!