It’s back to weekly posts for this theme as I find if I do it monthly I forget some of the more simple joys which bring the sparkles to our daily life.
1. Back to school and a new job.
Despite the huge changes in our household this week, we’ve all ended it tired but happy and looking forward to our new adventures.
2. A new swirly skirt
I love a swirly skirt and found this black and white dot pleated skirt in New Look. It’s perfect for work teamed up with a white top and red converse pumps and I may have done a few twirls when wearing it this week.
3. New stationery
I’m a teacher and love the new stationery at the start of the school year. New pens, diaries etc.. Stationery shopping is one of my guilty pleasures.
4. A Happy sweatshirt and shorts
I’m still (just) in shorts and flip flops this weekend and this sweatshirt has been taking the chill out of autumn. Looking at the forecast this may be my last shorts weekend of the year. (Please may I be wrong and we have an Indian summer)
5. Park Run
Parkrun was a happy one today. Little Miss got a PB and the briefing was full of happy news. There was a bride marrying later today who as well as a customised running wedding dress got to wear the 50 cape too. And another 50 cape runner was not only celebrating his 60th but the year anniversary of a heart attack. There was such a lovely buzz today which set me up nicely for the weekend.
6. The Folk Festival
The folk festival is our sign that the summer season has ended. It’s the last big event of the summer and town is full of music, dance and the twinkling of the bells that the dancers and musicians wear. There’s a field full of performances, craft stalls and delicacies and we’ve been there this afternoon. I’ve met up with a few friends and simply enjoyed the relaxed afternoon vibe.