I hope this post finds you gearing up for the Jubilee celebrations with a few well deserved days off. We don't have any street party planned, as the 11 year old son said "well we couldn't really could we mum, imagine one table leg in one pot hole and trying to fit another leg in the next". That's the joys of living on an unmade road for you! Oh well, I will be happy to relax and hopefully nobody will want their legs waxed or a fake tan for a few days at least!
Little Man has a jubilee barbecue at school today and a text message from the secretary requesting that the children wear red, white and blue for the day, meant a last minute dash to town to find something suitable for him to wear. I managed to grab a cheap pair of shorts in Peacocks that fit the bill nicely, although I did have to put my sunglasses on and my head down as I left the store, just in case anybody was around that knows me, the shame of it!
I was moaning to my friend Susie this morning (nothing new there then) that whenever the children are requested to wear an outfit of a certain colour on a non school uniform day for whatever reason, it is always a colour that they don't seem to have in their wardrobe, or is that just my kid?
Meanwhile mummy got something new in the form of a beautiful new dress from Stanwells Boutique which will get a blog post all of its own next week. In with my parcel were some lovely little perfume samples. As most of you know I am an advocate of using mini sized or gift with purchase products to take on holiday, so these will be perfect for this summers holiday packing challenge and they smell divine plus I think its nice to have a perfume which isn't too well known. If I had a pound for every mum down the school who wears Thierry Mugler's "Angel", yes you guessed it, I'd have my 2.55 by now and Angel is so passée, I wore it when it first came out about 15 years or so ago. Well until somebody emailed me in the office and asked me to refrain from wearing it as it gave them a headache. Killjoy.
More lovely weather meant I went for sunshine nails this week......
and then I got yet another new nail polish by Ciate worth £9, free with July's Marie Claire.......
I also treated myself to some new bedding from Bedeck. Lorien first blogged about this range and his love of Duck Egg coloured bed linen here and when I clicked through the link to find that it was reduced by 70%, it was a bargain I just couldn't resist and I have to admit it really gives my otherwise neutral coloured bedroom a completely different and more tranquil feel. Just putting the sheet and pillowcases on made me feel relaxed and I wanted to lie down and have a little nap before the Duvet cover even came out of the packet. I have wanted to utilise this colour in the home since it first became fashionable some years ago, so I know I am a little bit late to the "Duck Egg Party" but I am totally converted. Another colour I had fancied for the bedroom was grey and Bedeck now have this bed set whose pattern is based on the Harlequin Passion Flower range, in silver also reduced by 70%.
I was a little bit peeved to find out that the net-a-porter international sale had started this week but one can only hope it won't be too long before the UK one goes live but there are lots of other great sales and discounts for you to indulge your love of retail therapy this weekend:-
The House of Fraser two day brand event continues until midnight on Friday with up to 40% off here.
30% off shoes and accessories at Phase Eight here.
30% off at Dorothy Perkins here.
Get 30% off dresses at Isabella Oliver using code DRESS30 at checkout until midnight tonight here.
See you next week!