Well the weekend’s nearly over and I’ve had a busy one! Friday night I went out dancing, to the brand new night I posted about in my last entry. It was great! I danced my little legs off, and got some great compliments on my style from some seriously accomplished dancers, which fairly chuffed me to bits! I always think I must look rather awkward when dancing, all flailing arms and gangling legs! Then on Saturday, the chap and I went to see the Henry VIII: Man and Monarch exhibit at the British Library. I’ve wanted to see it since it opened, and when I realised it was ending in just a couple of weeks, it was time to get a wiggle on and go! It was fascinating – my favourite artifact was the prayer book belonging to Anne Boleyn, which Henry had written in – he’d scribbled a few lines proclaiming his love for her below a glorious but telling (of Henry’s feelings) illustration of the Sorrowful Man.
Today I went to see my parents with my brother and his girlfriend as it’s my mum’s birthday tomorrow. I made her some of my famous chocolate & peanut butter swirl, but that has reminded me that I never posted a picture of the cake I made for the chap’s birthday! So here it is.
It’s a victoria sponge, made with a vanilla buttercream, organic strawberry jam and fresh English strawberry filling. It was also my first ever ‘proper’ cake! It seems to have turned out well and it certainly tasted delicious, so I am sure there will be many such cakes appearing here in the future.
And finally, I thought it was time for another outfit photo!
jumper: from a vintage pattern
(bought from the stall now at Everything’s Jumpin’)
green ‘Connie’ wedges: Rocket Originals
I’m not ‘allowed’ to wear this outfit when I see the chap… I am of course mostly kidding, but semi serious. He dislikes the colour green generally, he also dislikes my 40s style wedges (he thinks they are ‘clumpy’, a criticism that many women apparently had at the time when rationing ruled out higher heels!), so he absolutely hates my green wedges! He calls them my Kermit shoes. I have so many other clothes and shoes that I do tend to save my green and my wedges for when I am not seeing him, such as today. But I love this jumper (or sweater for my American friends)! Not only is green probably my favourite colour, but I do think this shade of emerald suits me well. Trust me to be dating a greenist!
I hope you’ve all had super weekends, and will have lovely weeks ahead.