Wednesday, May 30, 2012


I'm really into these chambray twill (is there such a thing?) high waisted '70s shorts that belonged to my mother. I've been wearing them on and off since I was about 13 and with the recent freak hot weather here, I've been wearing them a lot - strictly in the garden or on the beach you understand, although they're pretty good to wear under short dresses around London. It's also not lost on me that I should get into them as much as possible until I... can't get into them anymore! A few more years and that back hem might have low hanging bum cheek cleavage below it - upon which moment I shall pass them on to some lithe legged fifteen year old and let them live on...

Tuesday, May 29, 2012


Maybe it's all the time I've been spending by the sea and hanging around with people who are obsessed with boats, but my current wants are all very rope related.

{Braid trim mod dress/Emerson, Magnitude plait fishbone ring/Ayako Kanari, Rope and gemstone bracelets/The Vamoose}

Wednesday, May 23, 2012


I'm still struggling to get out of the Mexico frame of mind, and I'd really rather be downing strawberry daiquiris and pelican watching - but since I got back I've been super busy. I really hate it when people say that, so you know I'd only make that excuse if it was really, really true.

Then last weekend was my dad's 70th birthday party for family down on the south coast. It was an epic event that went on for four days. I made vats of guacamole and salsa, arranged armfuls of flowers, wrangled with solar powered outdoor lighting and of course, decorated the house with old photos of my dad and like a good girl, made one of those collages out of embarrassing/amusing photos of him. While I was looking through photos I found some I'd never seen before and I love this one:
My dad and a donkey, name unknown. Circa 1959

Granny Dragon!!! More bowl cuts on me and two of my cousins. Guess who's wearing the red shoes?

This cracks me up even though it's blurry. Me and my cousin G not enjoying a funfair in Wales very much.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


{My disposable camera photos. ©}

Monday, May 14, 2012


Some published and unpublished Instagrams to tide me you over until I get my three films developed. I didn't have my phone on me much in Mexico or at all when we went out, so these are taken around and about our hotel and beach.

I so enjoyed seeing hibiscus, bougainvillea and oleander blooming profusely everywhere - plants which just die in our English climate. I would look at the hibiscus flowers early in the morning all closed up for the night and watch them open as the sun rose higher. Not a bad start to the day.

This reef seaweed was pretty - I thought Tommy would like it.

Warm, clear aquamarine sea I love you.

It's true what they say about Mexican Coca Cola - it's so tasty (no chemicals).

I was there.

Friday, May 11, 2012


Adios pretty, cute, colourful Mexico clothes - I will miss wearing you. Many of you had sat unworn and neglected in my wardrobe since buying one of you per year in a fit of hope during English summers' past. Gracias - I loved taking you out and about in the Mexican sun.

Hasta... well I don't know when, but we will meet again my light cotton lovelies.

*p.s. the handmade embroidered Mexican dress in the picture has a story and needs a post of its own.