Sunday, 2 May 2010

Back to life, back to reality

Goa was as wonderful as always, early morning yoga, long walks along the seashore, haggling over silk dresses and ethnic tat in colourful street markets, catching up with old friends over chai, tropical sunsets with an ice cold Kingfisher....the heady smells of incense, spices, cow dung and wood smoke blended with the sounds of Bollywood filmi music and vintage Hendrix riffs...perfection.

The day we jetted off I was invited by the lady who runs the local Methodist church jumble sale to come and have a sneak preview before the official sale. I picked up this darling 1970's maxi for a princely 40p, heck that's cheap even by Indian standards.

The fabulous colours set my turquoise jewellery off rather splendidly.


Thanks for sticking around and big love to you all....there's major heartache in my life right now and I'm hoping blogging and your virtual friendship will help keep me sane over the next few months.


Vix
xxx


34 comments:

  1. ahh, you back! glad you had a good time, that dress looks gorgeous on you! :) i do hope you are feeling better soon though, m'dear.

    jazzabelle. xxx

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  2. Looking utterly ravishing as always. I've missed your posts so very much!

    Goa sounds wonderful, so sorry you had to come home to sad news. We're all here for you - whenever you need us.

    Lots of love,

    Jen xxx

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  3. Welcome back! You are looking stunning and very tanned! It sounds like you had an amazing time although I have missed your posts!
    Goa sounds beautiful, just my kind of place :) As above, so sorry you have come back to bad news xx

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  4. Welcome back! Glad to hear your trip went well. Your dress is gorgeous, I love the sleeves.
    Hope life gets better for you very soon. Take care! Xxxxx

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  5. Glad you had a great time, and lovely to see you back again. Have missed your blog x

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  6. Great dress - Goa sounds amazing - and keep on blogging!

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  7. I hope things get better for you soon, we are all here for you. :)
    Goa sounds fantastic, and you look fantastic, tanned and relaxed.
    Missed you in blog land.

    X xx

    p.s I've moved! http://hairadviceandallthingsnice.blogspot.com

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  8. I will never cease to marvel at the wonderful items you find and how they all look perfect on you. Your trip sounds nothing short of magical, and I hope your heart is given a break sooner, rather than later. :]

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  9. It's good to have you home. I've really missed your wonderful blog and this post didn't disapoint. You must be well in there with the jumble ladies if you get a preview! The dress is gorgeous on you and I'm glad that you enjoyed Goa.
    Vicki xxx

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  10. We missed you, glad you are back and I am sure that you will find the strength to get you through this awful time.
    Thinking of you both.
    Kandi xx

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  11. Welcome back, you were missed! That is such a gorgeous dress, and such a pretty color on you :)

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  12. Oooh, that's a gorgeous dress! Welcome back, it was such a nice surprise to see your comment on my post!

    I'm so glad you seem to have had such a great time! You must tell me more, it's been so long since I've been to Goa!

    I hope things get better for you soon, and that this heartache doesn't linger.

    Sangu xxx

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  13. What a beautiful dress, and a warm welcome back to you my dear.
    Remember we are here for you xx

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  14. Nice to see you back! It sound like you had a an amazing time away... already with great bargains to show us too.

    Keep in touch xoxoxox

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  15. Hi there-welcome back to rainy England, LOL!! Thats a fabulous dress you're wearing and so pleased to hear you had such a gorgeous time, sounds totally divine!!

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  16. Welcome back, you have such a nice holiday glow! Love the maxi :) Fingers crossed things get better soon x

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  17. Ah ha you return! Brilliant dress and sounds a wonderful break. xx

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  18. Welcome back to Britain, miss your posts! Sending you positive thoughts x

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  19. I sam so incredibly glad your home safe! And I'm so sorry you are having a rough time :( All my love and thoughts xx

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  20. Goa sounds amazing, i've missed your lovely blog. I'm sorry to hear things aren't good at the moment.
    In answer to your comment things have changed a bit in the last few weeks. If you hadn't guessed i'm pregnant, 10 weeks now, it was a surprise but i'm pretty excited now its sunk in xx

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  21. I am so very happy that you are back; blogosphere was missing one of its most mesmerizing butterflies while you were away!
    I’m sad to hear that you have returned to face major heartache, sadly life sometimes has a rather despicable way of giving happiness with one hand only to snatch it away with the other.
    I sincerely hope that you will find the inner strength to cope & remain positive.
    Even if I’m only a face on your screen & you know me only by the words & pics I submit in to the blogosphere, I want you to know that there is nothing virtual about my heartfelt well wishes.
    …xXx

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  22. As usual, you've found a great color and style to wear. You WERE missed and now you are supported by well-wishes and sincere prayers for "sanity" during your difficult circumstances.

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  23. you look soooo tanned ! welcome back.

    G :)x

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  24. Ahhhhhh. so nice to finally meet you! The maxi is awesome, and now I have that song in my head....
    Back to life, Back to reality, Back to the here and nooooowww...... I can't wait to get to know such a Zen child :)

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  25. This sounds like perfection and your dress is super pretty! Glad you're back and you had a great time (& hope we can keep the heartache at bay!) x

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  26. Thank goodness you are home safe.I have sooo missed you!!!
    Keep a smile on your dial,all will be as it is meant to be.
    You look gorgeously brown,and the frock is to die for!!!
    Helga XXX

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  27. Great to have you back! Have missed your posts.
    Keep strong in these times of hardship!xxx

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  28. Welcome home, you have been missed! Goa sounds wonderful and that dress is absolutely beautiful.

    Sorry to hear you have returned to some bad news, keep strong and you know where we virtually are xxx

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  29. I was so happy to see you'd posted! Welcome back :) I've missed your posts..

    Lovely to hear how wonderful Goa was - & sorry to hear about your heartache - I hope things brighten up for you in the very near future.

    Stay strong, take care,

    www.heart-shaped-bruise.blogspot.com

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  30. Sooooo glad you're back. I've been checking for you daily - have really missed your wonderful, inspiring posts. Feels like you've been away for a lifetime. Really missed you. x

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  31. I've been getting to know your blog while you've been away - it's great! I'm looking forward to reading new posts. Sorry to hear you've got sadness in your life at the moment, Beaky

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  32. So glad to see you back Vix. We're always here if you need to share anything.

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  33. Welcome back! missed you!

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  34. Great to see you back, have missed your posts! Please feel free to get in touch if you need to offload x

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