Remember the nasturtium vine making a bid for freedom?
Here is it, heading to the ground three metres below our deck.
Do you think it will make it?
We have been busy..
Little Aussie has been visiting, and he devised and performed a little concert for us..
I know, amazingly talented :)
He improvised a microphone from an old music stand, designed a costume from the dress-up box, and issued instructions for audience participation.
We did as we were told....
Aussie sang several songs, very well indeed. He is developing a beautiful singing voice, and he is only five..
There was a little bit of dancing, and an interesting display of fantastical 'inventions' using found items from around the room.
Like all grandparents, we wonder what the future will hold for this gifted little boy.
After the cold snap, we have had a few warm days...
just enough for the garden to think of Spring:
Ta Dah: the first Iris of the season..
I finished my wool tweed and pleather dress a few weeks ago.
So far, we are good friends and going well.
I hope it gets a few more wears before the end of August -
our Winter is a matter of blink and you miss it...
It is a bit hard to see in this photo, but this is the black and white silk shirt I bought at the French market in Auckland back in May.
It is waiting for a Spring debut..
and I never got around to showing you the Italian silk outfit I bought in Canada.
Above is the skirt, which has an interesting tie belt, and a lovely lace frilled hem, higher at front and dipping down at the back.
This is the top, sheer with embroidered lace sleeves and around the hips.
Although it is two pieces, it is a bit like an old-fashioned tea dress, very light and floaty..
I am planning to wear this to a couple of weddings.
I might carry this bag I made a few years ago.
It is a wool flannel base, appliqued with felt and velvet leaves and flowers, then heavily embroidered and beaded. It was a real pleasure to make, but I have hardly used it. There are not many occasions where you can take such a bag.
Did you know Pierre Casiraghi of Monaco married Beatrice Borromeo over the past few days?
Pierre is the son of Princess Caroline and grandson of the late Princess Grace of Monaco and Prince Rainier.
The bride had at least three outfits. Above a pretty pink Valentino for the civil ceremony.
and here, the 'real' wedding gown...
and yet another for the reception.
Aren't weddings complicated these days...
Have a good week