Well we are often to be heard complaining about the Great British Summer, or more precisely the lack of it, but we really can't complain about the last fortnight, unless, of course, you are finding it too hot!
How lovely to be able to sit outside late into the evening sipping your favourite tipple or, in my case, enjoying a bowl of tasty, succulent English strawberries with cream.
I have been fortunate to be off work for the last five days so have made full use of my time to relax, after the stresses and exertion of the gala, and soak up the sunshine whilst enjoying a good book or two. I finished reading my friend Debbie Flint's book…a little steamy in places but a good storyline well executed, and I also read a novel that my sister bought me for my birthday called 'Perfect Strangers' by Tasmina Perry.
I hadn't read anything by this author before but I really enjoyed her writing style so I think I will be making use of my Kindle to download some more of her titles. My only regret is that I didn't have the 'reading' sunglasses (pictured above) to assist reading in the bright sunlight. They are part of a TSV set launching in this year's Christmas in July at midnight Tuesday into Wednesday…I will definitely be ordering!
After four days of enjoying sitting in the garden, with the occasional trip out to view houses (yes, we are still looking), I suddenly said to Chris on Wednesday morning as I was hanging out the washing, "Let's go to the seaside"…so we did. The question is which resort on the south coast did we visit? I wonder if any of you can identify it from the pictures above and below?
Too difficult? Okay here's a clue: it took us an hour and a half to get there from Epsom. Even the drive was pleasant with the roof off my little old Audi – no I haven't replaced her yet, which will make sense to you if you have read my book (Chapter 16) - but I was very pleased that Chris and I had made full use of the Ultrasun 50 spray before we left home.
I have some lovely shows over the next few days including the Liz Earle TSV tomorrow which, as well as some favourites like Orange Flower body wash and Cleanse & Polish, includes the fabulous hair oil. My hair loves it, so if you haven't tried it yet the TSV would be the perfect opportunity. I am also doing the Liz Earle make-up show on Tuesday at 6pm.
Off to work now for Fashion on Friday and the final OPI 17th Anniversary show at 7pm.
See you later.
Love, Julia xx