Wednesday, 8 May 2013
blue hydrangeas, lights in the leaves at night, tables full of glasses and friends and a tiny sprig of green
Don't you love those days when you defy the weather reports and it turns out to be a good thing? Yesterday was meant to be rainy but I wanted to wear my blue hydrangea dress – and I can tell it's been too long because it was hard to type hydrangea – and it turned out beautifully sunny after all. After a Monday of a pencil skirt and early 1960's top combo (which I completely didn't photograph, in spite of my best intentions and the fact that the top is newly mine – a gift from a friend – and a new style for me, and I LOVE it) I was feeling floral-y and back to full skirted goodness. Babycat opened an eye to show her approval. I opened my eyes to my real need for some tights and a pair of closed toed shoes for winter. You think you have enough and then... no. I met up with lovely Jacinta for coffee and cake and we talked about the upcoming Truly Vintage day this Saturday (eeee!) and the two Swedish words we know: fikka (how appropriate!) and tack! But I don't know if it's pronounced fee-ka or fi-ka. I was also worried about my camera as the focus seems to be playing up again... hmm. I didn't take too many photos as I wanted to avoid the potential frustration. Then in the evening John and I met up with some friends we hadn't seen for ages. It was so, so good to catch up, even though I was pretty tired. I was determined to see them so I picked me and my under eye bags up from the couch and headed to the pub. Thankfully my camera was playing nice again. Tuesday nights are best spent like this. With enourmous pub food burgers (but this one's not mine!) and loud talking and laughing and bartering over who gets the coffee machine and whether it is dangerous to use electrical things with the cord coiled up. It is, by the way. I wasn't hungry enough for a burger and had zucchini fritters with mayonnaise and, look, there is green on the plate! It was so good to see everyone I could have cried with hapiness, but instead went home and drew even more pictures on Draw Something with my friend. Promise to do this more often!