But there were so many things to smile about today.
Starting from this morning. Mr SSG has made a miracle recovery from the lurgy that was going around his office. It started with someone's toddler, maimed his mother for weeks and then mutated into a lethal adults only kind of head cold with a bonus sore throat. It's kind of bittersweet saying goodbye (and good riddance) to Mr SSG's Godfather voice.
My wonderful colleagues worked out a roster to give me lifts. Quite a few people live near me and though it's less than an hour's drive to work, public transport is sole destroying.
My order from Red Phoenix Emporium arrived. Days that begin with pink parcels are always good days indeed.
|As seen on the front page of the SMH - travel with the strong dollar. At least, that's what I got out of that coverline.|
A very sweet note from Lotus and Willow and a gift.
|Marquisite Lariat Necklace, part of Lotus' collection at Red Phoenix Emporium|
I am finding homes for the newest additions.
|The white Coco necklace from Red Phoenix Emporium, new colour for the season.|
|The Audrey necklace from Red Phoenix Emporium.|
|Adding a little Hepburn chic to the view from the lounge room.|
I'm just like my mum over Royal Engagements. I remember poring over the women's magazines with mum back in 1981 for news about Diana and then in 1986 for Sarah. We were allowed to have dinner in front of the television so that we could watch the wedding ceremonies.
|Photo from http://www.smh.com.au/ - credited to AP.|
I might just start buying New Idea and Women's Day ......
I have to admit to feeling a little weird when I first heard that the engagement ring was Diana's own but this is the decision and concern purely of the family and really not mine to judge. I saw a clip of William and Kate's first official interview and hearing them both talk about the late Princess and the symbolism of her engagement ring being part of this wedding was pretty moving stuff.
|The Faux Fucshia Leo necklace, every bit as vibrant as its namesake. Even my hair had bounce and body today. Owe you one, FF.|
Outfit deets: cardi by Cotton On, white T by Target.
|Feet of the day: those 100% synthetic $20 flats from Cotton On, so comfy. Black cuffed 3/4 pants by GAP (Tokyo).|
A bit of colour was in order for today's work outfit. For the kindness of wonderful people around me, for the Royal Engagement (that sapphire ring really is growing on me) and just because.