July 2, 2017

I can’t quite believe it is Sunday again – I know I have said it a few weeks in a row but the days are truly flying by….

A lovely week just gone.

Went to a really special event hosted by Matchesfashion.com showcasing jewellry by Jacquie Aiche. There is a wave of jewellry designers these days, one of which is Jacquie Aiche, who are really redefining one of my favourite phrases when it comes to fashion – “dress it up, or dress it down” – exquisite pieces, delicate and simple enough to be worn everyday or on a special occasion.

It was truly wonderful to see so many of the pieces first hand and I was lucky enough to try a lot of them on – it was kinda like playing dressing up!

When I see collections up close, or get to talk to people close to a brand, I really appreciate the design process and workmanship to a much greater degree. I also really enjoy understanding the thinking behind a brand’s philosophy.

I feel very fortunate to be able to attend these events, so a massive thank you to the lovely ladies from Matchesfashion.com who invited me.

Turning my attention to the another part of my life, I have had quite a few amusing conversations with my mother mates this week – a lot of whom have younger children than me – commenting on how easy life must be when your kids get to adulthood. I used to think that too…

So, I have been sharing a lot of stories about how it’s not that life gets easier as your children get older, the goal posts just change, in exactly the same way as when they are little. The tricky thing with teenage and adult children is the independence factor.

There are many areas in which my kids want me to…how shall I put this? Butt out. They want to be totally independent and self sufficient (well, as much as is possible whilst still living in the family home). But when they want me, it has to be immediate, just like when they were little. So whilst age wise they are adults I view it as being “selectively grown up”…something I will think I will explore in upcoming blog posts…

To be honest, I do like still being needed by my kids – I would just like a bit of consistency…

Anyway, I’ll leave that there for now… here is the week just gone in pictures. From top left clockwise we have:

1. A throwback to last year in Sicily…hot summer days with nothing to do…

2. A random shot a mate took of me last night…

3. Lovely lovely quote, pretty much how I like to live my life.

4. Me at Pilates – working hard.

5. Richmond Park, early in the week.

6. SHOW DRY in Wimbledon’s shop front..ready for the tennis.

7. A beautiful rose in my Mum’s garden.

Hope you’re having a lovely day whatever you are up to x

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