Summer is over

I’ve had a great summer so far, end of July and August gave us some lovely weather, there were definitely days of intense sunshine that was enjoyed. What I will remember most this summer is the time I spent with some good friends, plus the day trips and mini weekend away break bf and I went on. It’s been a busy and fun summer indeed, that’s why I feel blue it’s ending! I’ll be returning back to work next week which means early morning wake-ups and longings for afternoon naps. It really has been a great summer, thank you friends and bf for making it a memorable one.

I will miss you summer.

Behind me were people lindy hopping, I wanted to join in!

Close up. The atmosphere was so relaxed, Berliners were drinking but weren’t rowdy.

Kids and adults like to have a paddle in here.

I like the window display and neon sign.

Pinocchio and I having a break.


Gangsters and Molls Swing Dance

Yesterday was a day I was looking forward to for months as it was the day my holiday would begin and also it was the night of the swing ball. I was thinking about my outfit for a while, I didn’t want to go down the fancy dress route as I hate the cheapness of the fabric and the cut. I wanted something that I’d feel comfortable in and also nothing cheesy! I had a dress from a company that I did worked at years ago in the buying department. I immediately thought of this dress as it was in the style of the 1920s as it had a drop waist. I wasn’t keen on spending much money so I stuck with this dress, it is rather plain (black) so I knew I needed to jazz it up a bit with accessories such as a head-piece.  I made the head-piece out of velvet ribbon, sequin motif and 2 feathers. Here are some pictures (ignore floor boards, they still need painting!):

Please get warmer

I’m not well. I have a terrible cold which is my 3rd since Xmas, I can’t believe my immune system is not very strong at the moment. I have been a little stressed and have been trying to make difficult decisions which I’ve still not made yet, but I do have a few weeks to do it.

On Tuesday I came home shattered after a night of lindy hopping. Although it was tiring I really enjoyed it. I was able to practice some Charleston moves which included the famous 1920 classic steps:

Mr GHF has finally trained Ziggy to use the proper cat bed. Ziggy usually curls up into it snuggly but sometimes he enjoys sticking out one leg! He is so cute! You may notice the floor is a bit ugly with paint marks on the wooden boards, this is what we discovered when we pulled up the carpet when we moved in. We are yet to paint the floor white! I’m not looking forward to this as I’m sure this will disrupt Ziggy and possibly stress him out. I wonder what pet owners do with their pets when they redecorate their homes? Any tips?