The Mads and a Thankyou or Two

The Mads (Mum and Dad Blogging Awards) is coming up next week, and frankly it’s kind of crept up on me – where did September go?

I’d like to thank you all again for voting for me in the category of the Best Home Blog.  I’m nominated with some wonderful other bloggers  Frugal In Cornwall, Growing Spaces, Love Chic Living and The White Approach   I’m rather looking forward to having a glass of wine with them.  I couldn’t have done that without you all kindly taking the time to vote for me, hugs to you all.

It’s being held at a swish London hotel this year and I was having bit of a panic about what to wear.  I was thinking my black maxi dress and some purple trainers for comfort. Last year I wore high heels and they were off of my feet in about 10 minutes of getting there!  But saving the day for me yesterday I got an email asking me if I’d like to choose an outfit from the Littlewoods Catalogue and they’d send it to me to wear – yes please!

Now I don’t get to dress up much anymore, I don’t work in an office, there are no Christmas parties to attend anymore and all my friends are married. Frankly I’ve kind of forgotten how to dress up, I’m in my uniform of jeans, t-shirts, converse and a jumper when it’s cold pretty much every day.

So what to wear?  I had a good look through and there were some lovely clothes on there, but anything strapless or short I don’t think I can wear anymore.   So I’ve gone with fairly tailored red dress and shoes from Holly Willoughby’s collection as she has a similar figure to me . It’s been ages since I’ve worn anything red, probably about 14 years or so, I really hope it looks ok!


and these shoes, which aren’t something I would have bought for myself normally because they are red and fun and I have literally nothing to wear with them other than this dress. But they are gorgeous!

And the last thank you is to my category’s sponsor Vertbaudet who send me these beautiful canopy curtains for Miss L’s room. I’m hoping to makeover her room and finally re-paint it this winter and she’s always wanted a little canopy around her bed so these will be perfect.







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  1. That dress is KILLER. Classic, but still very much on trend, and will look fabulous with pretty much any jewelry and any cover-up. Also, the color will look fabulous on you!!!! love love love!

  2. Really looking forward to meeting you on Friday Liz! Your blog has inspired me for a long time and was the first I turned to when researching how to write Love Chic Living.
    Absolutely adore your dress and shoes, a fab choice. I bet you end up wearing those shoes more than you think you will 🙂
    See you Friday x
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  3. Can’t wait to see you either. Sure its going to be a great night.

    I love the dress you choose and those shoes are FAB !. Unfortunately the one they sent me was too big *sad face* so I am wearing a last minute *thrifty* number with some 2nd hand shoes ! ha!

    See you tomorrow.
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