Friday, 21 May 2010

With A Little Help From My Friends

Thank you to all the wonderful people who were kind enough to leave a message following my post on the loss of Mum. You'll never know how truly moved I am by your wonderful words of support, we may yet to meet but I already feel like we're friends.


Today's been far too beautiful to be sad so we've concentrated on doing lovely things. We've re-waterproofed our vintage pneumatic dome tent (bought for 25p from a Scout jumble sale last summer) and we're camping outside tonight to get into the festival spirit, as it's only a month till the festival season kicks off and we're out of practice.
You can't beat a warm night under canvas with the love of your life and a bottle of white rum for company.

Don't worry, despite the lack of blogging I have still been getting dressed this week. So many kind people have called round to pay their respects I'd have been letting Mum down if I'd greeted them in anything less than fabulous. Even the undertaker was treated to a vintage maxi dress, killer heels and enormous earrings.


My maxi skirt was part of the parcel I received from India a couple of weeks ago, it's handmade from off-cuts of recycled sari silk and it's gloriously swishy. The Janis Joplin top was originally a shapeless jumble sale teeshirt I refashioned in to boob tube.

The brass bangles are part of the enormous collection of costume jewellery Mum amassed over the years. I don't think I'll ever need to buy another bangle, necklace or earring ever again.

Some of the beautiful cards and flowers I've received this week.


Thanks for your friendship and support,
Vix
xxx

29 comments:

  1. Vix, i found it so hard to find the words i wanted to say when i read ur post. Your mum is beautiful, i say 'is' as she will live on through you, you must be very proud to have such a wonderful mum who meant so much to you. Sending you lots of love, Sharron ( from mse)

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  2. You are welcome. You are gorgeous. What an adventure - the tent, the rum, the love of your life. The bangles are perfect with the outfit you've assembled for this post. It's good to have you back.

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  3. You have been on my mind all week, I bet you are exhausted with the grief, visitors and organisation. I hope the weather stays kind for your camping out, but once the rum kicks in who cares anyway?
    Kandi xx

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  4. Sorry to hear about your loss petal. Love the colours in your skirt, the material is a gorgeous collection. Take care x

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  5. I heart your! I heart your skirt! I heart your skirt!

    P.S. You look lovely :)


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  6. I have been off again and hadnt seen yout blog this week, just catching up now. It's hard, but there is another star in the sky looking out over you. Thre arent any words that anyone can say to take away wha you're going through, but we're all here for you xx

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  7. Love your outfit and your tent looks super funky! It is lovely that your mum had lots of lovely items for you to treasure and wear, not only in her memory, but also because you love them too x

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  8. I love camping in the back garden - hope you're having fun in the tent this evening!

    Lovely to hear from you Vix - I've been thinking about you this week. Not that I know what to say because I am terrible in these situations and everything I type seems trite, but you know that I (and the rest of the girls) are always around if you need to talk.

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  9. Of COURSE you've been dressing up!Your Mother would expect nothing less!You look so wonderfully Woodstocky here,breezy and comfy!Love the boob tube idea.
    Fab tent!!What a great score!!
    You are a treasure,every kind word and thought you have received,you have totally earnt with your warmth and generosity of spirit.
    I adore you!
    LOVE Helgaxxx

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  10. I absolutely love the skirt and that it was made from old sari's!!! and the tube top is great. I must go make one right now!!! I know your Mom would be so proud of you. You are truly one of the neatest chicks in this world!!!

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  11. Namaste you beautiful being you... I love your acceptance of the circle of life... people live on through each other.

    You look gorgeous! and also like Pocohontas if she was an India Indian Princess!! Happy camping with the love of your life... big hugs and kisses...

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  12. You are welcome xx

    You look great and I am loving the plaits x

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  13. Like what you've done with the Janis t-shirt. Inspirational!

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  14. Feel hugged! :)
    The camping idea seems lovely!
    xoxo

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  15. What a fab tent, severely envious, I'm looking for a smaller tent for festivals and one nighters and that is just perfect. Your skirt is completely yummy.

    xx

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  16. I'm so happy to hear you are 'tenting' and getting ready for the festival season. The outfit is just perfect, now all you need is a Mercedes Benz ;-) xoxo

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  17. Hi my dear-wishing you my Sympathy and Condolences for your mum my dear, thinking of you at this time, xxx.

    Looking so lovely in this skirt and wishing you a really nice weekend, perfect weather for a touch of camping!

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  18. Have only just found your wonderful blog and was so sorry to hear about your mum, but so glad you were taking comfort and celebrating her lovely spirit Bxx

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  19. Aw Vix, I'm sorry to hear about your Mum. It's so hard losing someone you are close to. All my thoughts are with you. xx

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  20. Vix - was so saddened to hear about your loss, but agree you need to keep the outfits up, its what your Mum would expect - thoughts are with you at this difficult time

    Lola (MSE)

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  21. Hi sweetheart!
    Hope you and Jon had a lovely time in your marvellous 25p tent.
    You never cease to amaze me with your jaw dropping bargains!
    If they had something similar to 'The Oscars' for bargain hunters then you'd not only be nominated in most categories you'd also have a heavy load of gongs to carry home after the ceremony...I just had a momentary vision of you on the red carpet there ;)
    I just want you to know that both my hubby & I are sending lots of positive energy your way.
    …xXx

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  22. Well your tent is wonderful. So glad you are making the effort in the sense of finding time to get on with things. But do take care and look after yourself. You look lovely xx

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  23. It's such a beautiful skirt, love the colors & details :)

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  24. Vix, your spirit is incredible, and I admire you so much for it!

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  25. You have such a great attitude - I really admire you. xx

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  26. Have been thinking of you, is good to hear from you, your Mum would be proud :)

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  27. Vix - I'm so sorry about your mum. I'm sure she is looking down on you now. You look beautiful in this post. Stay strong :)

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  28. good to have you back blogging doll!
    how amazing is that tent!! wow, cant wait til we get ours out for the mini drags in july

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    much love

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    follow if u like what u see?

    xoxo

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