It's been a bit of a trying week.
Seldom Seen Kid managed to need a day off sick, just 2 days after returning to school, which was frustrating; Littlest and I had another lengthy afternoon of waiting waiting waiting at the hospital; and we have been burgled.
Not much taken, we dodged a bullet really, but my gorgeous much-longed-and-searched-for 1960s vinyl/tapestry bag has gone.
Whatever bin or hedge you ended up tossed into, RIP lovely bag. I will miss you.
Still, the universe may take away, but it also gives.
It gives brown paper packages, tied up with string...
...containing a few of my favourite things - perfectly chosen items of vintage gorgeousness and their delightful labels...
...and a cartoon of hilarity!
All from my darling stalker-trouncing, photo-rescuing, heatwave-surviving friend, Sarah.
Thank you, Honey Pie!
Thank you, Honey Pie!
And she has also inadvertently provided us with a name for when we form our band.
Idiot and Labia.
Or does that sound more like a kickass female private detective agency, set up to put the fear of God into creepy stalkers and burglars?
I love this 1970s dress, it fits perfectly, and I don't think I actually own anything in this soft cornflower blue. It's so pretty.
Blurry photo but excellent frontage!
See how I am positively reframing?
1970s knit/Crimplene dress and brooch - gifts from bandmate Sarah
Necklace - gift from gorgeous Krista
Cardigan, bangles, tights and necklace - charity shopped
Boots - Ebay
Funnily enough, despite experiencing the usual feelings of anger and vulnerability and frustration and anxiety and regret as a result of the break in, I can credit Sarah and many other of my blogging friends with helping me to keep it in perspective.
Our home may have been broken into and some of our possessions taken, but we are all safe, our door can be repaired, nothing irreplaceable has been lost, we are fine and of course it could all have been so much worse.
It wasn't, and that's good.
A quiet kind of look for a contemplative mood.
Stay safe, stay positive, and if you need Idiot and Labia to sing you the power ballad of your choice, and/or scare the crap out of some annoying arsehole, just give us a call.