The dress is from CC (where all great dresses apparently come from), and the orange silk scarf/shawl is old.
|Isn't this the pattern of a tiger?|
I also wore it two weeks ago on the Trinny and Susannah show. The fit is incredible, and I'm learning how to handle beige!
|Wearing a scarf this way isn't annoying at all|
As long as I can tie my scarves so they stay in place, and will lie reasonably flat on my bust, I'm okay with it. This one stayed on the whole day.
|Lovely new ring from Evans|
The large ring (with the white dot on) on my middle finger is new. I originally ordered three, and received two, of which one is too small. This one fits perfectly though, and has already become a favorite. However, I do wish more shops would sell XL size jewellery!
To keep warm outside I wore my magenta wool coat again, which I like with the orange scarf - and my cobalt blue bag.
|The brooch is new too, not from Evans though.|
As I sort of promised I have photos from this weekend's dinner party. My daughter wasn't at home to help, so I did all the cooking myself!
I usually cook everything myself, but it may seem to some like my daughter does a lot of cooking when we're having dinner guests.
|Remember to click the photos to get a larger version|
I'm very proud that I've made the candles myself! Last year my daughter made some at her club, and I've wanted them ever since. I love the dramatic atmosphere they create!
|close up of amazing candles|
Of course I forgot to take photos of all the dishes, but I remembered at the dessert, which is a milk chocolate and mocca mousse with coconut grissini.
|The cup is an heirloom form my husband's grandmother|
This dessert was brilliant. I made it the day before, and just decorated it with whipped cream and chocolate shavings when I served it.
|This could easily become a classic in our house!|
The weather on Friday was fantastic so I took the dog for a long walk.
|A lovely November day in Denmark|
The dog loved it! I don't think he looks like an eleven year old dog, and he certainly doesn't behave like one - he actually chased his tail later that day!
|Congo enjoying the sun|
As I wanted to make this year's first Christmas decoration, I took the opportunity to collect materials. A few hedges along the way were discretely helped to a better shape... Here's the result:
|It can be placed anywhere|
Here's how I made it:
First I took and old and battered gold frame, and stapled chicken wire on to the backside.
|Is chicken wire the right word?|
Adding the evergreen twigs was easy, a bit like weaving.
|Half finished, and much faster than anticipated!|
Another photo of the finished product:
|Bad lighting - I know!|
This ended up being a very long post, and I still have one photo I want to share.
On Wednesday my daughter's club had a 'bring your parents' arrangement. That's when I made the candles.
In addition to the candle making my daughter also taught her dad how to make glass beads (she's very good at it!), and they had a great time!
|Father and daughter making glass beads|
Now it's party time! Patti at the Not Dead Yet Style blog has invited me end everyone else to join her for the Visible Monday feast. Come have a look at all the incredible outfits!
Have a lovely week and see you soon!