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Friday, 22 July 2011

What have I been up to?

I was reading Christina (Fashion's Most Wanted), and Wilderness Chic's fantastic Cool Side of the Pillow,  Hestia's Conference, and too many others to mention, and feeling more guilty than ever for not catching up with everyone,  I lost inspiration a bit, I work on the laptop 3 days a week and my contact lenses play up, and I can't decide what I can include and what I should not.  Anyway here goes:

I was looking for something to do other than be a housewife (although I love being a housewife don't get me wrong) and considering midwifery, doula-ing, sales of some type or other, cake decorating, setting up my own business (which I may yet do).  All very random I know but all things I love.

I got a new sales job which involved 2 weeks away from home training, and now 3 days a week based at home, and I love it - it's a bit like Susan from Desperate Housewives and involves a web cam!

I went on holiday to the Cote D'Azur and this time had fantastic weather (any opinion on the Princess Tam Tam big pants bikini - as featured in Vogue and finally found in Cannes?)
Gin and Tonic time - is it a bird, is it a plane?  No three drunk and slightly overcooked Brits abroad!

I had a long weekend in Paris and again had fantastic weather and an amazing time, the photo is not the best shot of Paris, but shows the Westin Vendome where we stayed.

My life feels lovely just now and I am waiting with trepidation for something to go wrong - I think I have said before I am not a pessimist it just comes from previous experience.

Then last week I had two pieces of news which devastated me, first of all someone I knew professionally for 10 years, who I liked and respected died instantly in a car accident and leaves behind a wife and 4 children, a person with a tremendous appetite for life, very clever and very humble.  Within moments of the phone call with that news, a recently made friend rang to tell me that she has ovarian cancer, again someone lovely, young and one of the healthiest people I know.  Life is inexplicable much of the time isn't it?
Here is a lovely photo of the gardens in St Paul de Vence, I love orange and purple together.
I have been reading everyone and commenting occasionally, and I'm sure when the weather changes I will be back into Blogging in a big way.


  1. Dear Jo, I'm really sorry to hear that.

    Your holiday looks wonderful as does your bikini.

    It's hard blogging all the time. Even I've lost my blogging mojo somewhat. I'm glad you're enjoying your job and look forward to seeing the clothes you're selling xx

  2. Jo - so sorry to hear this awful news (((hug)))

    I love your bikini - it's just the sort of outfit I'd wear (as long as I could keep myself inside it lol!)

    Like Christina - when Blogger isn't working properly or I'm away somewhere, it's hard to get back into it. But I love reading everyone's comments - makes me feel that I'm not just shouting into the void lol!

    Holiday looks FAB!

    Ali xxx

    PS - we need to know what the job is!!!!

  3. How lovely your comments are Ali and Christina, thank you both.