.... with a few outfits included :)
A couple of weekends ago, all the boys, big and small deserted me and left me to my own devices with a fridgeful of microwave meals, some fruit and an assortment of other foodstuffs of the non cook variety. And I spent the weekend up a ladder decorating like a banshee and cleaning those bits which you dont bother to do normally because if you can't see it - you don't need to clean it. And that's quite a different perspective when you're 5ft1" tall compared to someone 6ft. My outlook has always been - if you can't see the dust, it's not there. #nottrue
So I ate my microwave meals on my tod but don't feel sorry for me because there is nothing I like more than the hearing of the "ding" when my meal is ready and all I had to do was go "pop, pop, pop" as preparation. Did I ever tell you how much I dislike cooking?
I also got to lounge around in my pi's on the Sunday morning admiring the fruits of my labour, savouring and enjoying the peace.
But first ... Earl Grey tea. Ahhh.
And I got to eat all the Solero lollies out of the freezer :
Tropical Solero's - a personal favourite.
And after a weekend of looking like Waynetta Slob, I cleaned myself up for the boys return so I wouldn't scare them.
Monsoon Beach Top (altered), Uniqlo Jeans, Ancient Greek Sandal
Annoying tan marks from flip flop adventures in Scarborough - gah!
We went camping in the Yorkshire Dales. In the rain.
Oh how we laughed.
Arriving at the campsite to be met by our friends and Billy the dog who was dressed and ready for the weather ahead.
Billy's Blue Steel pose here.
As was I in my old faithful Sprayway jacket! I am practical to say the least.
Being blown about a bit!
We took a trip in to Grassington .... and we took shoefies.
And then the rain came.
.... and it came and it came and it came and it meant we had to eat out as we couldn't cook outside! Oh what a shame ;o)
Warm almont and pear tart with clotted cream. It was really horrid ;o)
The next day dawned lovely however and we had bacon sarnies and Earl Grey in the sun.
East meets West
Before making our way to the Forbidden Corner near Leyburn. This is a fab place for kids. I'm not sharing pics of this because it's a little adventure waiting to be discovered and I found the less you know about it going in, the more you get out of it so I wouldn't want to spoil the surprise for anyone else. But before going in, we fuelled up in the cafe.
Uniqlo Breton, Totes Bag
Before returning home. One rainy night in a tent was enough and we weren't about to make it two besides which we'd forgotten to bring a lamp #blairwitchproject
I fitted in a dress one day more out of necessity than anything - the jeans are not happy with me :( The Grumps did say I looked lovely and it was nice to see me out of a scruffy top. Thanks mate. Love you too.
Whistles Dress, H&M Cardigan
And another dress - a rather wet one actually which was as a result of filling up water bombs rather than being blasted by them. You don't know how risky it is filling those dratted little things!
And I wore the Zara peasant blouse and jeans ....
Zara Top, Jack Wills Jeans, Totes Bag, Pieces Slides
.... when we managed to squeeze in a little music & beer festival in Brighouse to watch my god-son's band Lunan play.
.... whilst my boys ate their way through the funds they had in their purses.
Somewhere along the way, I defaulted back to old favourites of shirts and jeans. For a day of visiting family.
Gap shirt, Topshop Baxter Jeans, Zara Espadrilles, Primark Bag
And for just going to the shops with the boys, I pulled on one of my Uniqlo silk blouses. I was thinking that I hadn't worn them much this year but to be honest I like to wear them on the cooler days and I have just been trying to get as much wear as possible out of the pretty summer cotton tops I have. What I have noticed is that Uniqlo haven't got a silk range out currently as I wanted to see what offerings they had this year - oh no!
Uniqlo silk spot shirt, New Look Jeans, Hobbs NW3 Sandals, Sezane Tote
And last but not least ... I wore this when I hung out with Elvis :)
American Vintage Top, Primark bag, Zara Jeans
So a little round up just to keep you up to date with my ever so practical outfits. At the end of the day, you can see I rate comfort first!