Friday, 4 May 2012

Pretty Green


I've gotta tell you that I was blown away by yesterday's comments. Thank you so much for bothering to visit my blog and leave me a message, it's helped me beat my usual Back-From-India blues so much faster.


Here's something else that made me very happy, being immortalised by the fabulous and super-talented, the divine Miss Simmonds.



I thought I was well on the way to conquering the jet lag, too. I've got back into my exercise regime, haven't touched booze since Monday night (including an 11.5 hour flight without a drop of the hard stuff) and despite the hideously cold & wet weather walked into town this morning only to discover I'd left the house without my bank card with only 55p in my purse.

Barry M Blueberry Ice nails, bangles (either second hand or presents), rings (India, presents or inherited)
Looking on the bright side the walk to town, home and back and then back again (a four mile trip) should help burn off the calories I'll be consuming over the weekend. Little wonder my other hip's knackered.

Beaded pendant (99p, Acorns Hospice)

1970s St Michael tab collar blouse (99p, Age UK), Crimplene maxi-length pinafore (£2.99, Banardos), suede platforms (£4.99, PDSA), 1950s rose print bag (20p, car boot sale), Orla Keily silk scarf (free with a magazine), Festival earrings (Queen Helgita)

We're staying in tonight with booze, Jon's home-made ciabatta bread, cheese and olives and four episodes of Homeland to catch up with before the series finale.


Have a fab Friday whatever your plans are.
See you soon.
xxx

73 comments:

  1. Glad you are back lovely. Enjoy your weekend calories xx

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  2. from you and Helga I learned what "crimplene" is. I'd never heard that term for fabric before, I just said "ployester" Thanks!

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  3. Dearest Vix,
    green suits you so well my dear.
    I've still not been able to shift my post holiday blues and it's been a month now, the weather hasn't helped much.
    Och, it'll be time for another magical mystery tour soon enough :)
    Hope your hip isn't giving you too much grief.
    Have a fab Friday eve darl!
    Lot's of love,
    Jennie...x

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  4. Even though the weather is dreary you sure look cheery in that green blouse! It's good to have you back. xx

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  5. Welcome home :) Bet you're finding it cooler than the rest of us after your time in the sun.

    I have a hot date tonight with a glass or two of wine and whatever mindless comedy we can find on TV - live the high life me ;)

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  6. Sorry for not commenting for so long Vix, I have missed reading your blog! The beaded necklace is gorgeous and I'm glad you're feeling brighter today. Also Homeland is amazing, I've got four more episodes to watch too so I really need to get a move on. xxx

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  7. You're so disciplined! No wonder you look so good. I'd be wallowing in the whole anti-climax if I were you.
    This is hideous weather to return from India to, not what you need after weeks of sun.
    Don't know about you, but I'm always amazed by the quality of St Michaels' stuff in comparison to Marks and Spencer stuff of the last few years.

    You're looking as good as ever, and have a fantastic summer to look forward to. Rob reckons August will be boiling this year, he's usually right with his weather predictions.
    Have a lovely cosy evening.

    Lucy x

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  8. What a beautiful painting Miss Simmonds has done of you! Its fab!!!!

    And I bet the locals are cheering that you are back too; they must miss the sight of you all dolled up so exquisitely and strolling about the town;)xxx

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  9. Welcome back Vix!

    Sorry that the weather is not so welcoming, bloody horrible in fact.

    What a cool picture of you she has really captured your you-ness.

    Hope you have a fab weekend.


    P x

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  10. Love, love loooove that picture of you! Where are you going to hang that piece of art?!

    It's so good to see your lovely face gracing my blog roll again!

    Pyf and I have been enjoying Homeland or Sexland as we call it, can't wait for the finale! xxx

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  11. It's the hands that get me the most... the rings! the polish! the bangles! YES.

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  12. Wow you have such motivation - no wonder you`re so gracious (like a gazelle as Chandler said in an episode of friends! :D ).

    I love that painting of you - so colorful and unique. Just like you)

    >'.'<

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  13. whou, so nice watching you in your green blouse, and lovely pinafore!, and delightful bijouterie!
    And glad you're recovering from that after-travel blues!
    besos

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  14. Another stunning outfit for me to love! That is certainly a lot of walking; be kind to your hip. Ciabatta bread, cheese and olives is one of my favorite meals! I'm glad I read this early; now I know what I'm going to pick up at the store for later. Happy Friday!
    xo, Anita

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  15. It is just SO good to have you back!
    you look so well and relaxed.
    Z xx

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  16. Unfortunately I haven't read your blog inawhile, but you're still looking as beautiful as ever!

    xx

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  17. Hurraaah, you are back, and looks fabulous as ever! Hope you had a wonderful holiday, XO.

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  18. You look so dope Vix! And those nails and rings....I need them all!

    xx Jacqueline

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  19. I'm relieved I'm not the only one who does forgetful stuff like leaving my purse at home! At least you can blame the jetlag, I'm just a dimwit...
    You look foxy and gorgeous and oh-so-stylish, as ever. Green really suits you, I love the sleeves on that blouse. Good old St. Michael!
    Isn't Clare's painting of you wonderful? She showed it to us just after you'd gone, we all knew you'd love it!
    Enjoy your Friday night in, love. I wish you could have brought some Indian sunshine home with you, but never mind, just hunker down in front of the TV with some booze and a blanket! xxxxx

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  20. Vix, you always look amazing! I love that maxi!!!
    And I don't watch homeland so have no idea ha!!!

    Oh and check your emails please - I sent u a message with some news!!!!!

    XO

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  21. Green suits you so, I’m so glad to hear you are settled in back home, the jet leg must have been awful, I bet the cats have missed you. Have a wonderful weekend Vix xxx

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  22. No wonder you look so good Vix with that exercise. Your very good, i'd have been mopping at home under a warm blanket!

    That green really suits you and I bet it looks incredible against that lovely tan.

    Enjoy your weekend hun.

    X x

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  23. Sounds like you have a good night in planned. I love homemade Ciabatta and have made a few loaves recently. Love the green top with the blue nails.
    Dx

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  24. Sounds like you have a good night in planned. I love homemade Ciabatta and have made a few loaves recently. Love the green top with the blue nails.
    Dx

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  25. Back with a vengeance, what a fantastic outfit!

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  26. I'm so pleased you like the painting! I've entered it into a competition. I'll have to paint you again!
    Looking gorgeous as ever but take care of your hips! I'll have to post you something to cheer you up.

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  27. Vix, you're back! Hope you've had a lovely time and it's great to have you on the blog again - coincidentally, we're off to India next week! :-)

    xxx

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  28. I love this blouse and pinafore look! So cute! I really have missed you!

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  29. I love your nails! That shade of blue is beautiful. This whole outfit is fabulous. :)

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  30. oooh you are back! Missed you chuck xx

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  31. Love the sleeves on that blouse. Sounds like a evening of good food, good company and good television - enjoy!

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  32. Looking great in green Vix. Your nail varnish is lovely, looks so much better on tanned hands. (Mine haven't emerged from gloves yet!)
    Hope you recover from your jetlag soon and have a belting good weekend.

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  33. What a pain forgetting your purse! Still, at least it was more exercise. I really must do some yoga soon. You look great today - green is really your colour. Love your miss Simmonds picture x

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  34. Welcome back! How good is Homeland and homemade ciabatta sounds delicious!xx

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  35. Argh - Blogger ate my comment!!
    Welcome back Vix xxx

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  36. What a gorgeous portrait and how sweet!!! I'm thinking I need to take a page out of your play book: more walking and add in a little delicious food and wine. I'm always happier after I read your posts!

    Love, Jean

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  37. So good to have you back. I don't often have time to comment but always read ... Love that nail colour! M x

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  38. I've missed you, get one of them IPad thingummy wotsits for when you go away for a lifetime next time and blog daily!! ;-D It's turned flipping cold down here and I've got sore hips and I'm hoping that they don't become a serious issue. We watched Homeland too, darned good series. You'll be on the edge of your seat catching up!

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  39. I love the sky blue polish with the gypsy arms of turquoise and green jewelry- not sure why it pleases me so much- happy colors I suppose. And it's good to see you! Your mix of fabulous vintage and 21st century moxie is just the thing to get my spirits soaring and roaring into the upcoming weekend. Happy friday (or saturday!) to you, dear Vix.

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  40. Hello! It's so good to see you home and feeling fab already. That portrait of you is beautiful, what an honour that would be :) Xxxxx

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  41. What a bugger that you have been in the warmth and returned to the cold!!! Love your bangle with the turquoise and red coral in it. Have woken to a beautiful sunny autumn day here, ,may this fab weather continue!!

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  42. oh it's so good having you back vix. love that portrait of you...perfect!
    have a relaxing weekend my friend.

    xo
    janet

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  43. Yeah we forgot the house keys and the wallet the other day on the way to the pet store. That was embarrassing when getting to the till! How it happens to us all hahaha x

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  44. My Vix is back, I'm just so happy to see those gorgeous chunky rings on your sweet little fingers painted so beautifully, I love the bit of bright green and you sound like you are right back at it. Enjoy your weekend love!
    Xxxxxxx
    Krista

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  45. Hi Vix,
    Thanks for commenting on my blog and letting me know you're back. I've missed the pleasure of reading your posts.
    Thanks for pointing me to Oranges and Apples. So many blogs and so little time!
    Gorgeous blouse you have on today. I live for tab collars and puffy sleeves :)

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  46. u look gorgeous and hand down u have an amazing collection of fab vintage rings and bracelets!! i love that illustration of you!! its very beautiful
    xx

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  47. You are smashing in green with the Blueberry Ice nails and jewels. Makes my weekend much lighter!

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  48. You are smashing in green with the Blueberry Ice nails and jewels. Makes my weekend much lighter!

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  49. If you were in any doubt as to how fabulous you are,I reckon the excitement generated by your return has rammed that doubt right up the garden spout!!!
    YeeHAH,you're looking so hot and making me green with envy!There is an element of fun to "re-discovering" one's wardrobe after a long trip,and I suspect you've had a good old palytime!!!Every detail is perfection!And I reckon that 55p would take you a lot further in town than it would for anybody else!
    I loved Claire's portrait of you,and I love the one she did of my legs!Clever tart she is,it's so nice to have her on board!!!
    Love Helga!
    xxxXXXxxx

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  50. aaahh im glad you has such a good welcome home ;-) Your such a lovely lady and have been missed. Love the black and green on you you look gorgeous. I hope your not in to much pain with your hip. Have a fab weekend and enjoy your catching up, dee xx

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  51. Hope the jet lag has totally worn off by now. You look lovely, I love the maxi dress. I am sure you could buy a whole new outfit for 55p knowing you and your wonderful bargain finds. Enjoy your drink and meal tonight :)

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  52. I missed your posts popping up in my blog reader while you were away! You are looking as gorgeous as ever, and I love that green. And all of your incredible accessories! Hurray for having Vix back!

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  53. Hi Vix!

    Love the green blouse!
    I guess it hard coming back.
    India, the sea, the sun, no wonder!
    I am happy that you received my parcel, just a small thing but you will wear it better than me.

    Have a great weekend my friend and don!t forget your wallet or bank card!

    Ariane xxxx

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  54. I love green on you, it suits you so well.
    I know freezing eh? We're already getting stuck into our winter wood pile!
    Great to have you back. Have a lovely weekend.
    xx

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  55. Welcome back!!!
    I was waiting for you!
    I visited so many times when you were in Goa that now I'm so glad to see you blogging again in such an amazing shape!!
    I love the painting the colors are enchanting and so the side look!!
    Faboulous style as ever and I'm totally in love with the black long dress!
    xxx

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  56. oh my what a gorgeous green blouse.....looks fabulous and brightens up a dull drizzly oh so cold day!!!

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  57. That is a great portrait, Vix, and I love all those colours in it. What a super present to come home to!
    Loving the pinafore too, simple but so elegant. Have a great weekend xxx

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  58. Simply no one looks as fabulous in a floor length crimplene pinafore as you do.

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  59. I totally love green on brunettes and you look fab.
    The colour looks amazing on you x

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  60. Yah! Vix is back and fabulous as always! I missed you:D

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  61. THAT is a lot of walking you've done. Any chance John might share his ciabatta recipe?

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  62. So happy to see you again! You are so damn beautiful!
    xXx
    Reva :)

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  63. Great to see you back - love the apple green blouse, just the thing to brighten up a grey miserable day. What a great potrait of you! You'll have to show us where you finally hang it in your house!

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  64. Glad you had a fab holiday, Vix. I can't wait for the last episode of Homeland tonight - am really far more excited than is reasonable for a TV show!!

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  65. Looking incredibly pretty in green, Vix! This weather certainly isn't for the good old hip - I've also taken up the booze, just to survive the misery... Lets hope it gets better SOON! xoxo

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  66. You're back! Hurrah! Can't wait to hear all your tales and see the pics. Looking good for my trip to India end of year - hopefully seeing the major attractions and then crashing on a beach in Goa with a pile of books for a few nights. xx

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  67. Good Morning from Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. Good to see you back. I missed checking out your new looks!! I did this post last month but actually thought of you when it was done. Reminded me of your FB profle pic. Lisa
    check it out before it gets lost in blogorama
    http://snogirllysharesglitteryglam.blogspot.com/2012/04/for-love-of-vw-beetle-not-typical-post.html

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  68. Hey beautiful Vix!!!! How are you? I´m glad you´re better. It´s been a while since my last post. I´ve been away from blogging lately and as you read, i´ve been having a little bit of those blues myself. Thank you so much for your kind words, lovely sister of the moon! What can i say about your new post? You always make me smile! green is probably my fav color and those rings blow me away! So gorgeous. So is the dress and just... the whole everything! Nice drawing btw. Look vivid just like you, darling! peace and love!

    http://lovelyboheme.blogspot.com/

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  69. Good to have you back! Love the outfit and specially the rings!!!

    ∞ © tanvii.com ∞

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  70. Oh Yay!!! Finally I have time to catch up on all the blogs, and to my great excitement the very beautiful Vix is back.
    I hope you had a simply wonderful time. You were missed in blog world so very much.
    I just love the fabulous green blouse.
    I hope you have a gorgeous week ahead.
    Much love V

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  71. I love the green eyeshadow and fabulous bracelets and blue nail polish! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  72. Vixcita,
    I do so love your green blouse and fabuloso pinafore dress.
    Take care of those hot hips amor.
    Your eyes are looking prostitacular in green shades of eyeshadow.
    Mmm ciabatta bread and olives.
    Besotes

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  73. welcome back! loving the nail colour!

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