We got back from Cardiff on Saturday afternoon – and what a fabulous time we had. I worked out that, unbelievably, it was 10 years since Ashley and I last went away together by ourselves!!
The hotel was great – we had an amazing room on the top floor with views over Cardiff Bay; the weather was beautiful (quite bizarre for Wales, really); we had some lovely meals, plenty of cocktails, wine and champagne; and shopped till we dropped.
Talking of shopping, I must show you my totally bargainous new shoes. I’ve long wanted a pair of designer shoes, and I couldn’t resist these fabulous Versace summer wedges in TKMaxx (not a shop I usually go in, as it always feels a bit jumble-saley to me, but without the attraction of jumble sale prices).
They were the last pair, and were half a size smaller than my usual, but I tried them on, they fitted – so it was a sign – I had to have them! They are also amazingly comfortable considering the vertiginous height of the heels. (£73 pounds reduced from £420 – woohoo!)
Will went back to school yesterday after half term, and we now have a four week count down until the end of school, and indeed the end of junior school! In September, William starts secondary school – I can’t believe it.
This is always a busy time of year, and there seems to be a lot going on over the next few weeks: sports days, speech days, lots of social events coming up, quite a lot of work going on as well, and of course, eBay. Not to mention the fact that I’m sneaking away on Saturday to Spain for four days with my parents (gotta love those Ryanair bargain flights!), and leaving Will and Ashley to their own devices at home. Really looking forward to spending some time with Mum & Dad.
Just before I go, a bit of book-porn for the readers amongst you – I did a few swaps on ReadItSwapIt, the book swap website last week, and when I got home from Cardiff at the weekend, all these were waiting for me – lovely!