Friday night started with an invitation to a charity fashion show held at Mum's church. Now, if I was to be completely honest, I didn't relish the thought. Fashion shows are notoriously hard to pull off and Friday nights are precious!
BUT...it was incredibly well done, an absolute hoot AND I came away with some guilt free purchases!
All the models (and most of the audience) were in their 70's. The clothes they were modeling were all second hand, and the evening finished with a sale of charity clothes and accessories - all in aid of St Ann's Hospice, who do amazing work in the Manchester area, caring for those with terminal illness and their families.
Along with a couple of tops (LK Bennett and Whistles no less) I picked up two beautiful vintage dresses
This one is floor length (Imagine the parties it's seen!) and is trimmed with pink ric rac!
The blue one will make a perfect pinny...
a little silk scarf (10p!) and some accessories
how adorable is that little peacock?!
On Saturday we had a visit from Mabel (and her parents!)who was seemingly so bored by our company she slept for 4 hours.
We decorated the easter tree in honour of her visit...
Baked the obligatory cakes...apricot crumb square, recipe here
The recipe is from a little book by BBC Good Food magazine and consists of sponge, topped with apricots, THEN a cinnamon crumble. Never fails! ( I once made it at a holiday cottage where there were no scales so all the measurements were guessed. The crumble literally swallowed the rest of the cake...and it was still good!)
While the boys played happily together (ooh, enjoyed writing that!) we spent the afternoon around the little table (we've lost the big one to piles of paper!!!) and laughed....a perfect way to pass the time.
Mabel LOVED lying under the Easter tree
Then got bored again and fell asleep!
Off to see some friends we haven't seen for TOOOOOoo long...fee x