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Wednesday, 24 July 2013

That holiday spirit

Finally, school is out for summer. My youngest son finished yesterday, and the house has shifted gear. I'm still working, but definitely going at a slower pace, and looking forward to a short break in a few weeks' time. I bought this Cath Kidston dress from Ebay in anticipation.  The print just reminds me of English seaside holidays which is fitting, as we're going to Devon this year to do some house sitting for friends who live in Totnes. 

The sun has made a return, after a couple of days of storms, thunderbolts and deluges. 

It reminds me of summers of my childhood, where the warm days seemed to follow on, one after another (I don't know if they really did, or if it just seems like that looking back).

The Cath K dress has a very similar print to this original 50s tablecloth that I found last year. 
Did anyone see Kirstie Allsop's new upcycling programme last night? The interiors weren't really my style, but I'll never turn down the opportunity to watch a bit of vintage on TV, and it's great that we're being encouraged to recycle and Freecycle and Gumtree. But, do you ever get the feeling that you're being told things that you have known for quite a long time already? I got that feeling while I was watching. I may well tune in next week, but I won't be buying the book.      


  1. Loving the dress! I'm getting into a holiday frame of mind although I still have 6 weeks to go.
    Yes, I did see Kirstie's new programme but I thought a lot of the things she showed were what a lot of us had been doing for ages.I also didnt care much for some of the whackier ideas!

  2. How lovely to have you come down to my part of the country. I love Totnes. I know you are going to have a wonderful time.

    1. I've only been once, very briefly, and I loved what I saw, so am really looking forward to it!

  3. Gorgeous dress, I love Devon and Cornwall and am sadly missing out on visiting them both this year. Have a wonderful time ~ Sarah x