Thank you for coming!

Hello and thank you so much for coming. Today's post has been delayed for no other reason than that I'm struggling with too much to do and not enough time to do it in. Frankly, I'm exhausted. BUT, I owe it to you, my lovely reader, to say thank you for keeping coming back to check if I'm around. I'm writing this during my lunchtime as by the evening I seem to be too tired to think. The run-up to the new season on the island seems to have drained all my reserves. I'm too tired to swim despite the fact that it generates energy in me. Mentally I can't face anything beyond the essentials in life. I'm so sorry to start in such a downbeat tone, but I want to be honest with you. 

The photos are from Sunday, Mother's Day, which was an absolute joy! I spent some time in the morning sewing the hems of these new jeans. They're by Next, via Vinted, and had those ragged unfinished hems, so I decided to add some bias binding tape to finish them off. You'll see that in the photo below.

I'm pretty sure a professional seamstress would have chosen a yellow tape to blend in but my stock is very sparse, hence it had to be orange. I'm not unhappy with the result to be fair. It's probably what you'd expect from me given that it's my favourite colour.

We went for pre-lunch drinks (with complimentary bunch of daffs for the mums) with the extended family at the New Inn and then went on, the four of us, to have lunch at the Ruin Beach Cafe. The outfit comprises of a jacket that Steve gave me for my birthday, an orange vest top (old) and these jeans with Amazon sparkly belt, plus fab new leather boots from Vinted.

The cute yellow handbag is by Dune, purchased from TK Maxx quite a while ago, but this is its first outing. I love the pretty beaded handle and the size is very cute too. I must love you and leave you now as it's time to go back to work. Thank you so much for coming - it means a lot to me!

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  1. Happy Mum's Day, Anna! You look positively radiant in your yellow and orange ensemble, and I fully support the orange bias tape (what a good job you did!). Love the pretty bag and glad you got a bit of spoiling.

    My work is finally gearing up a bit more to what it used to be pre-pandemic, and it's just killing me. I don't know how I managed it before...

    Keep on writing, my dear! I'm here!

  2. So good of you to visit and lend your support Sheila - I really do appreciate it! I don't know about you, but within the workplace I'm not very good at delegating - this is my personal challenge this year.

  3. Oh sorry to hear you e been feeling a bit under par Anna, I hope you’ve improved and maybe the better weather will be a good thing xx Jacqui x

    1. I'm so affected by the weather Jacqui - I wish I lived in the tropics sometimes! xx


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