I will admit that this is for no other reason than the full length mirror in the place we're staying means I have to sort of wedge myself between the bed and the chest of drawers to even attempt to take a photograph. "Why would that matter, considering the absolute piss poor photos you normally whack up?", I hear you cry.
Well, if it can actually be believed, it made for an even worse photo. Plus, RR1 was literally beside herself at being asked to take the photo. I kid you not, at bedtime, she said it was the highlight of her day. Which obviously made me feel like the worst parent on the planet - first day of holiday and taking a photo of her mother was the best bit. Fail.
Tomorrow though we're off to a food festival and as she's a complete mini foodie (despite being a Coeliac, bless her - sorry - PC alert, we have to say suffering from Coeliac disease rather than "labelling" her as a Coeliac. She still says she's a Coeliac as, she intelligently told me "errr, that's what I am, mum"). So hopefully it will trump her Mario Testino moment from today.
A quick round up - a number of people have asked for an update on what to wear in this weather. This week will hopefully be an indicator of how I cope (I'm not great in the heat, it does have to be said - half Irish, need add no more) and I will try and bung a pic up every day.
White silk double layer top - Taylor Stevens (local company who do clothes parties - some great bits. Email me for more details.)
Bleached distressed skinny jeans - Zara (these are looking a tad tatty - might need a repair job soon but I love the fit)
Dull gold Hav rip offs - Primark
Gold bee necklace - Alex Monroe
Gold charm necklace - Made
Vanilla Roxanne - Mulberry
Sunglasses - Tom Ford
Now a very cheeky Lust of the Day - one which I cunningly have bought as I believe it's already sold out in a number of Zaras. An utterly bargainous £49.99 jersey blazer. I know I sound like a stuck record but this honestly is the ultimate dress up dress down piece. I shoved it on later this afternoon to take the kids to the boating pond. And yet my friend has bought it for a wedding and a number of other dressy affairs. I have a wedding to go to in Italy (outfit dilemma to follow) and this is definitely a contender if I don't trash the life out of it before then. Beautiful soft fabric, doesn't crease at all (hung it straight out of my suitcase and it was good to go - LOVE clothes like that), fitted yet casual at the same time. And goes with pretty much everything. Possibly my favourite buy of the season. (I reserve the right to completely go back on that last statement. I may have more than a smidge of red wine this evening......) I do however promise it looks a lot lot better in real life than it does in the pic.
Ok there must be more wine to drink and football to watch (I am a sad football fan. I'll get my coat)
See you tomorrow and have fun in the sun!