Earlier this week I took my daughter and her best friend shopping. The weather was nice so I decided not to wear jeans but instead another new maxi - from Dorothy Perkins. The irregular stripes and the colouring was what attracted me to this dress - and then the price.
|Dorothy Perkins maxi|
It doesn't look bad at all - but it's not nearly as flattering as the other maxi I just bought - or as comfortable! This one is made of a much thinner fabric, it's not lined and it's a lot tighter although it's the same size.
|A rear view|
I should really have worn a slip underneath it, but it was too hot. Had I not put on the cardigan lines from my bra would have shown. The sandals are a gift from my mother a couple of years ago.
Since shopping calls for a large bag I chose my new blue bag, and a few of my favorite bangles!
|Adax blue bag and bangles|
In the evening the girls made us a lovely meal of Andalusian soup, Salmorejo and Zucchini Tots. The recipe for the soup came from Mis Papelicos and the little Zucchini Tots (baby muffins) from The Frugalista Diaries.
Here's the result:
|Salmorejo and Zucchini Tots|
It was so delicious that we were fighting over it - they should've made a double portion of both! The girls are usually very picky and will never eat fresh tomatoes, but this way - No problem!
The day after we took my daughters best friend home to her parents. They live in a straw bale house that my husband and I helped to build (mostly my husband!). It was finished five years ago - well sort of finished. There's always something to improve on a house!
|Relaxing with a glass of white wine|
The "carpet" I'm standing on is the wife's old horse, Moda (an Icelandic name as they breed Icelandic horses). The floor is made of stone bits that actually was scrap from a company that makes kitchens.
Yesterday I went shoe shopping - something I do very often but almost always with depressing results. But luck was on my side yesterday - and I got a pair of walking sandals. With these on, my feet are almost pain free! There's certainly nothing stylish about them but I really do need them for walking the dog (and being a tourist on my vacation!).
|New sandals for long walks|
At the bus stop on my way home there was an art installation. It's just for the summer, but the idea of book shelves with lots of pretty plants as well as people's old books and magazines to help kill time when waiting for the bus, is brilliant! It looks great and it looks as if people really like it.
|Book shelves with plants at the bus stop|
When you get closer you can see that it's not built to last, although I wish it was! Anyone can donate books and magazines, and anyone can borrow as well.
|These shelves are hanging inside the bus stop shelter|
A close up of the plants that people are free to water. The bus stop is in front of the train station and the shopping mall, with lots of people passing through every day.
|Plants at the bus stop|
This installation will certainly brighten many people's day, and reduce graffiti and other types of vandalism. On top of that it adds to CO2 reduction and recycles old books and magazines - a true winner!
Have a great weekend everyone and see you on Monday for Patti's Visible Monday at the Not Dead Yet Style blog, and hopefully a colour blocking outfit on Everybody Everywear on Tuesday.