It’s been a whirlwind couple of days what with the Thanksgiving festivities. Now the children are getting older I have to say it is getting more and more enjoyable. It was fun watching Poppy hooked on the Thanksgiving Day parade while I was getting the turkey ready to go in the oven. We were all very organized and sat down to eat early at 1.30 – at the request of MM so that he could justify eating leftovers later in the day. In the evening we cracked open the box set of The West Wing – my those first episodes look dated now – but it was thoroughly enjoyable accompanied by a bottle of Barolo.
Yesterday we headed to some friends for their annual post Thanksgiving party that includes BBQ and a fun jam band. The kids had a blast and let off some steam and I talked and talked all afternoon.
This morning we were up at the crack of dawn for a visit with Santa at the Zoo. Now I know Santa is a busy guy at this time of year – but come on 8.30am??! At least we had cookies and hot chocolate to warm us – it is freezing here today! I’m now enjoying some alone time while everyone else is at the park riding their bikes. It’s bliss – I’ve got the coffee pot on and Radio 2 playing and I may go and hold the sofa down for a minute or two:)
Poppy was very excited to select her perfect outfit for Santa this morning:
Hugh joining in the fun, somewhat under duress:
The all important lists which were an exercise in patience for Mom:
Hugh explaining to Santa that he is just going to stand next to him – under no circumstances is he sitting on his lap – smart boy:
Believe it or not I didn’t buy anything on Black Friday – even though I had lots of fabulous offers arrive in my inbox – some of Net-a-Porter’s were very tempting – but I resisted. Did you get anything?
The thing about blogging is that when you have so many stylish friends in the blogging community, almost every day, in someone’s new post, I see an item that I want too! The other week it was Avril at SchoolGateStyle.com. I have rediscovered my passion for scarves since knowing Avril – and not only does she have a great selection but she wears them well. My Nana taught me how to knit when I was little – I wouldn’t know where to start now – but I distinctly remember knitting a ‘Dr Who’ scarf – I was the Tom Baker generation and a big fan of the 4th Doctor…Anyway before I digress into complete geekdom the point is Avril was wearing this fabulous 8GBP scarf from Matalanhere the other week. A quick email to my Mum and Bob’s your Uncle – a week or 2 later I have one too! Thanks Mum:)
The colors are perfect – this year’s burgundy with navy, blush, yellow and grey – and it is SO long! I wore it the other day to the park with my AllSaints sweater, from a couple of years ago, layered over my Boden velvet henley in rose that I just love – it’s really soft and fits great. The jeans are my Hudson Collin skinnies and the boots are the Frye Jenna studded. The specs are my lovely Oliver People Wacks in matte blue havana. A great outfit for a cold day – only problem was that as we stood cheering Poppy on, successfully riding her bike with no training wheels (UK – stabilisers), the sun was beating down and the temperatures rose to 70 degrees – no one else, oddly enough, was in their Dr Who scarf:)
Have been studying other ways to pose in front of the camera – as you can see my current favorite is ‘Looking at your feet’.
I’ve just released the turkey from an amazing smelling bag of brine and herbs. It’ll be going in the oven in an hour or so and then I can open a bottle of bubbly:) HAPPY THANKSGIVING Y’ALL!