Thursday, 3 May 2012

Home Sweet Home


Namaste!
We're back from the land of spices.



India was as fabulous as always. We basked on tropical beaches, visited temples and markets, filled our faces with exotic fruit & fiery South Indian veg curries and drank & danced under starry skies. 





In between tidying up a storm-lashed garden, dealing with a month's load of mail and tackling a seemingly endless heap of washing I've squeezed in a few hours of blog reading but my brain's been too addled with jet lag to leave any coherent comments.



I'll do my best to pop by and say hello in the next couple of days. 

1970s Maggie Gibb maxi (courtesy of working gal, Sarah Misfit), crochet top and Lamani tribal jewellery (various flea markets, Goa) 
See you soon.


114 comments:

  1. OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG OMG!!!!
    My gawd,we've missed you,I'VE missed you BADLY! Yay for good times!Get yourself nice and rested and back into the timezone,and then DO divulge all details!!! You are looking SO gorgeous!
    SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    Love Helga xxxXXXxxx

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  2. Welcome home Vix :)
    The weather here has been pants, so I'm not surprised your garden has taken a beating.
    You are looking every bit a bronzed vintage goddess in that get-up, lets hope the sun gets to peep through the clouds soon so that you can maintain that wonderful holiday glow.
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie...x

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  3. Welcome back you vision of loveliness! ♥

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  4. WELCOME BACK! =D
    Holy hell you have got yourself one sexy tan going on.
    Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

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  5. Welcome back Vix!! You look fanfrickentastic, so relaxed and happy!! Holidays suit you. Looking forward to stories and photos that I am sure you will provide us fans of yours. Good to see you. ♥

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  6. Welcome home lovely - please say you've brought some of that tanning weather for the rest of us, it's been VILE here virtually the whole time you've been away! You must have a ton to do, don't worry too much about blog reading.

    Looking great, nice to see you back xx

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  7. asdifhasidfhasdh!!!!!!!!!!!!!! sooooo good!! i love everything about this, and you look freaking great.

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  8. YAYYY! We have missed you so much! You look like a tropical dream, mi amor! So toned and tanned and relaxed and zen... Can't wait to hear about your adventures, see your pics and maybe even Skype! Love you like sleep!!! Sarah xxx

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  9. Well pinch my arse, I must be dreaming!!!! It's been forever right? You've been gone forever coz that's how it feels and oh my god you look so frickin' amazing and happy!!! Get some rest and don't de-holiday-fy too fast:))))) xoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxoxo

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  10. Just lost my comment! The gist of it was that your blog is a real tonic for the horrible weather and it's great to see you. Glad you had a good time!

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  11. It's yerself!! It's been flippin' ages and we ain't half missed you.
    You look wonderful and holidayfied.
    I'm hoping that you have brought some top weather with you....I reckon it's rained pretty much every day since you went come to think of it!
    xxxxx

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  12. Yay! You're back. It's not the same without you. Can't wait to hear all about India. You're a bronze sensation!

    Lucy x

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  13. Welcome back. The tan looks amazing.

    I hope there wasn't too much damage to your garden.

    C
    xxx

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  14. Welcome home lovely. Can't wait to hear all about your wonderful trip. Get a good rest. dee xx

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  15. Welcome back, welcome back! Looking fine lady x

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  16. Look at you all gorgeous and sun tanned! Welcome back! You didn't miss much weather wise - it's been the worst spring on record!

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  17. Hello again. You look calm, rested, and gorgeous. Don't let that India glow go. We'll just have to catch up to you that's all. Glad you're back!!

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  18. Welcome home!!! You look very happy and tanned. Can't wait to read about your adventures. xx

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  19. Welcome back darling! Lovely to see you looking so well. Have missed you loads. Look forward to hearing about your adventures when you've recovered x

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  20. Welcome home. I hope that you two aren't too jet lagged. You have a lovely tan. Looking forward to hearing all about your wonderful adventures in spiceland :)

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  21. Nice tan! Welcome back, unfortunately to some stereotypically British weather but what can you do?!?

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  22. Hello Vix, I found your blog while you were way and took advantage of your vacation to back read (maybe with a teeny bit of skimming lol). I have been having a difficult time the past few weeks and reading your blog has been really uplifting, I feel like you are the anti-me, we have a lot in common but are nothing alike (my birthday is in December making me a Sagi, my initials are VB, my husband was a guitarist in a band (turned designer), I love vintage, I have black hair, green eyes, and am a bit of an old(not that old 42), hippie). Children and marriage have taken me on a different path from yours so it has been lovely getting to know a bit about you. I LOVE your home (decor) and I am so jealous of your flamingo wallpaper I even surprised myself haha. Glad you had a fabulous trip. Kind wishes.
    VB
    xxx

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  23. Welcome home!
    Bet, you were a tad chilled posing in that outfit in the garden? LOL!
    You look well on the sun and Indian food, all those lovely spices and veggies!

    Hugs,

    Sandie xx

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  24. Welcome home Vix, lovely to see you - you look gorgeous! xx

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  25. YAY! My fave blogger's back!!! Looks like you had a fab time in Goa!
    You look gorgeous as always and I love that relaxed outfit!

    xo

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  26. How very delightful to see you're back!! You look so relaxed, gorgeous and full up of sunshine. You've missed a month of the foulest weather so your timing in heading off was perfect. Looking forward to hearing more about you trip as the jet lag gradually fades.

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  27. It has been horribly quiet around here without you, Vixen!

    Glad you're home safe and what a healthy colour you are! You have missed our monsoons, to be sure!

    Hoping to hear all about your travels soon, so I may live vicariously through you ;)

    Take care, namaste,

    Fhi x

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  28. Welcome back Vix! Glad you have a fab time... hope it's not too tragic being back in grey and cold after exotic heat ;-)

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  29. First thing that came to my head when I opened my blogger feed...Your'e back!!
    XOXO

    Looks like you had a amazing time in India..

    Lots of love,
    Shubhi!

    http://www.shubhisrevels.blogspot.in

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  30. I am so glad to see you back! You’re looking more radiant than ever, I can’t wait to hear about your travels. I’ve missed you xxx

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  31. I'm over the moon happy that you're back! I thought of you Tuesday night when I spoke at a ladies' banquet. The decorations were peacocks - feathers, birds, and gorgeous turquoise stones, etc.

    Don't worry about visiting my blog! You have much more exotic places to go :) Your jewelry is (as usual) lovely and the crocheted top frames that tan fabulously!

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  32. welcome back beautiful exotic lady! I have missed your posts! But looking forward to reading all about your adventures! I am so jealous of your washboard stomach and your tan! You look amazing xxxxxxx

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  33. Welcome home to sunny England, hehehe. You look amazing as usual, looking forward to seeing all your lovely outfits again.

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  34. Welcome back lovely Vix! You've been gone an awfully long time and we've all missed you dearly!

    You look sublime, happy and sunned but I bet you're not impressed by our weather at the moment.. I'm sure not - I've had an awful flu for three weeks now! I've just about gone insane!

    Looking forward to your holiday posts! xxx

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  35. So glad you're home, Vix. Been checking your blog every so often, hoping to see you. Glad you had such a good time. You certainly look the picture of health and happiness!

    Much love from Rose in Shrewsbury

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  36. Glad to have you back!
    Can't wait to hear about your holiday.

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  37. Yay! I'm so glad you're back! You've got a fantastic tan too. Sounds like you've had a wonderful time. I've got a little blue and sequined something for you from a jumble sale.... xxxxx

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  38. Your back!!! eeeeeeeeeee!! So happy!
    Looking gorgeous, bloody stunning infact.
    Hope you had a wonderful time, I need to email you about Goa. Me and Andy are thinking honeymoon there. :D
    xx

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  39. Yey, you're back. I've missed you. You look fantastic, so tanned and refreshed. I can't wait to read tales of your latest trip xx

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  40. My goodness you are freakin' gorgeous.
    Welcome back honey, can't wait to hear about your adventures.

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  41. Oh, you look so tanned and beachy and healthy. Welcome home!

    Photos! Photos! Photos!

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  42. You look amazing!
    Welcome back, so glad you had a wonderful time! =)
    xx
    emsipop.blogspot.co.uk

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  43. Darling, if you looked this fabulous in India they must have HATED to see you leave!

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  44. Hey, welcome back! I've missed you! You look bronzed and chilled. A fantastic combination. Can't wait to see hear about your travels. Big hugs, Em xxxxx

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  45. Hey Vix, welcome back. You look fab!
    Dx

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  46. Amazing!! & welcome back but could you have brought Goa weather back with you as well!! xx

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  47. Welcome back, you and your fabulous blog posts have been sorely missed. Stupendous tan you've got there, and you couldn't have picked a better month to be away than April - the weather here has been utterly vile.

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  48. Welcome home, hun!
    (I guess you didn't bring back some sunny weather in your suitcase?)
    Z xx

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  49. Just yesterday as I tried to find time to read blogs, I thought - when, when, when, is VIX coming back? And here you are. What can I say, I read my blogs in a certain order and there was a gap that had be thrown.
    You look amazing and can't wait to hear about the trip and/or about more vintage finds in the future.

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  50. I was only just thinking last night that you'd be returning to that fair isle of the UK after your adventures! Hope you had a marvelous trip!

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  51. Welcome back! you look gorgeous xx

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  52. oh puleeeese......feel my envy....you look fabulous.....welcome back to winter 2 the sequel!!!x

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  53. It's so nice to have you back. Hasn't been the same without you. Don't worry about visiting my blog, you'll be addled trying to think of somthing coherent to say to everybody. You look amazing. Have yourself a good rest and get over the culture shock of being back. Look forward to business as usual when you're feeling more settled xxx

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  54. AT LAST! you are back! it's been forever. I can't wait to hear all about it, once the jetlag is gone of course.

    Oh and couldn't you have brought us some sun back hmm?

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  55. Welcome home, welcome, come on in and close the door.
    Just what you needed, right, me serenading you with a bit of Peters and Lee!!
    You look wonderful, tanned and gorgeous and relaxed. No rush, we'll catch up when you've got a minute and your head is back on UK time.
    Don't catch your death, Vix, you're back in England now, and it's been bloody cold and wet! xxxxxx

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  56. i didn't read any of the comments above me but i'm sure i'm not going to be the first to say that the first picture of you is the BEST pic ever. you are the poster girl for rest and relaxation. better than botox! a 30 day vacation is the answer. you look amazing vix. and i am so glad you are home, safe and sound. you really were missed. xo janet

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  57. Great to see you back!! I could do with some of what you've just had... ;) xx

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  58. whouuuuuu!, you're back and looking so fabulously pretty as a bollywood star!!!,
    we've missed you, dear lady!!!
    besos

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  59. i love this outfit! especially the skirt!

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  60. Darling Vix, you're back!!!!!!!! I've missed you!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking lovely!
    What do you mean by 'madras check'?
    x

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  61. Welcome home, my beautiful goddess.
    Namaste.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  62. All has been restored in our blogshere Vix is home. I can't begin to tell you how much I've missed you but it's buckets and buckets! You look so naturally sexy and laid back, dam girl you are sunshine! I'm loving all this gypsy coin jewelry but you sexy midsection is sizzlin' babe!

    Ease back into life, no hurry, I'm just so happy your back!
    Iloveyou!
    Krista

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  63. So nice to see you back, and looking so blissful and gorgeous! I've missed your inspiring outfits and sassy comments - thanks for commenting on my last blogpost, I know you are swamped with things to catch up on.

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  64. You look gorgeous and I'm so glad you're back.. I'll be waiting with 'bated breath to hear/see more of your adventures. The tribal jewelry is the BEST!!!!!

    Love, Jean

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  65. Welcome back hun, you have been missed. You look amazing, so lovely and tanned.

    Can't wait to hear all about your trip.

    X x

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  66. Welcome home! You look fabulous, happy, well-rested, sun-kissed. Nice to have you back. :)

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  67. welcome back! you look amazing. seriously, just wow! i look forward to reading about your holiday!
    xo
    k

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  68. You're back and looking sexxxy as hell! I love this outfit. You're such a glamorous little gypsy. Sigh. Boho chic at its finest. Always.

    I can't wait to hear about your trip. I've missed you. :)

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  69. Glad to hear you had a nice trip :) I've always wanted to go to India.
    Also, the necklace you're wearing is beautiful!

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  70. Welcome back!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful time, and you look amazing as always. I love every single detail of what you`re wearing - but that`s nothing new! Missed you loads)

    >'.'<

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  71. Glad you're back!
    You look amazing, as always!

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  72. Glad your are back and thanks for taking the time to comment my dear!
    You look rested and pretty!
    Mr. D and I planning a sabbatical in 2 years - will be travelling to India, Indonesia, Vietnam, ect...10 months! can not wait

    Looking forward to your many splendid posts

    Ariane xxxxx

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  73. Namaste! oh, let's have party, you're back! you look stunning!

    thanks for your nice wishes... :)

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  74. Oh, you've been missed.
    But seeing you all toasty and tan and looking GORGEOUS (I believe the term goddess totally applies here) so it was worth the wait.

    Welcome back, Vix! xo. -Bella Q

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  75. Hooray! You are back :) Glad you had a fabulous time and looking forward to hearing all about your travels soon! :) x

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  76. Yay glad you're back, I need my fab vintage outfit fix! :)

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  77. Namaste and welcome home to a very soggy Blighty. You're looking totally gorgeous, tanned and chilled, Vix. Reckon that you and Jon had an amazing time together. I've missed your posts and am now looking foward to my next Vix-Fix!

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  78. Welcome home - tanned, radiant and happy.
    Love from Mum
    xx

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  79. I've already started wondering if you decided the beaches of India are too good to leave... Very glad to have you back - all bronzed and looking drop-dead-gorgeous, Vix! xxx

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  80. Glad you're back and looking amazingly fabulous too! Can't wait to hear all about it! Linda xxx

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  81. I was waiting for a new outfit!! wonderful!!!!

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  82. Oh how you have been missed!!! So happy to see you back and looking as beautiful as ever. You look relaxed and radiant. Can't wait to hear about your tales of adventure.

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  83. Hello gorgeous brown bird, you've been missed. Blimey, it looks as though Walsall was the only place in Blighty without rain today. You certainly picked the right time to go away, I've been brolly wielding and puddle jumping for the last month. Looking forward to hearing about your latest travels when you're fully recovered.
    xx

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  84. Welcome home! I've missed you lots! x

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  85. Welcome home Vix!! You look oh so fabulous for someone who has been traveling to the exotic lands! Missed you & your awesome finds...looking forward to hearing about your travels!

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  86. Welcome back, you look amazing! While you were away, I read all your past postings. I'm happy I found your blog(through Bell Q).

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  87. So very happy that you're back! You look fabulous; beautifully tan, fit and well rested. Happy to hear that you had a wonderful time! I hope that the real world is kind and gentle with you as you ease your way back in.
    xo, Anita

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  88. Stunning pics of you Vix! Absolutely beautiful!!!

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  89. Eh Gads I have missed your blog, I hope you had a spectacular time in Goa, so glad you are back, I missed your unique and delightful postings. You always make my day more colourful and bright with your wit, your style and your charm. Thanks, Michele

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  90. 95 comments! Well... let me just put my two cents in here at the bottom of your list of admirers.

    Yay! You're back!

    :O)

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  91. Welcome back! I'm glad you had a great time. You look fabulous as always.

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  92. Whoa, judging from the comments--EVERYONE has missed you! You look marvelous and I can tell that India was good to you!

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  93. AAaaahhhhhhh vix I have missed your fabulous posts! Hope you have a brilliant time you look amazing and I have tan envy because I resemble casper the friendly ghost.
    Speak to you in a week when I get back :) xxx

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  94. Welcome back!!! Lord knows how you're fitting in time to read all these comments - now 102! Unless someone else sneaks in while I type this, lol...

    Goooooosepimples.... look at you! What rubbish weather to come back to, but what a tan, and you look amaaaaaazing - as always - and I'm sure you and Jon are spreading the sunshine vibes around while you acclimatise to being home xxx

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  95. Welcome home Vix! You look fantastic! xxx

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  96. Welcome back lovely

    I am so glad you had a great time.

    Love that ring its so pretty xx

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  97. Glad to see your back! And you missed all the appauling rain in Birmingham - and brought some sun back with you might I add! :)

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  98. Sooo glad you're back you beauty!!!
    Reva

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  99. you look so good, dear vix. ps: my blog is off, find me here on tumblr:

    http://theunglued.tumblr.com/

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  100. Welcome back Vix!
    You look wonderful and happy!

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  101. Welcome back! We've missed you!)
    You look amazing - so relaxed and tanned)) Hope you've had the best time in India))

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  102. Welcome home! You look exquisite..just gorgeous! Glad to hear you had a magical trip. :D

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  103. Welcome back I bet you've had an amazing time you look great,as always love your outfit :)

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  104. Yay! Welcome back lovely, you look gorgeous as ever. So glad to catch up with your posts. xxoo :)
    ~Love,
    Madison

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  105. I love all the silver on you! You look AMAZING!

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  106. Your blog is always awesome ! So much beauties and great outfits !!!
    http://selenite.weebly.com

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