Sunday, 11 July 2010

Hot weather solution

Now the tubes and trains of London town might be chiming to the blurb of travel with water bottle, don't get on train/tube if you feel unwell, get off at next station if you feel unwell etc. There are a fair few bodies fainting or wilting at various stations and actually on the streets of London. Mainly tourists unused to the fact we do not have air conditioning on public transport.
Being hard core I perspire but keep going. Pimms is a key ingredient in this wonderful British tradition of summer highs and lows. Where better to drink some but in a dark dingy London pub, which is cool on the basis it never gets the sun and has nice cold stone floor. And who better to drink with than fellow bloggers.

Once a year WendyB comes to town and this is a must do occasion. Not only do I get to try her rings on but I met other peeps and have jolly good old natter. If I was asked why I blog now as opposed to 3 years ago; I would say friendship and community. Three years ago it would have been about self promotion, not a bad thing but not enough ultimately in an ocean of fashion bloggers. It has been the engagement with people via the blogosphere and also in real life that keeps the spirit of my early pioneering blogging going.

Without blogging I wouldn't have known about Wendy's wonderful jewellery. I love that I know her, her creative inspiration and her dedication to being a professional business woman. So much so I've prioritised a Marie Antoinette ring over a Chanel 2.55 handbag in my savings account.
In my haste to get to the boozer (public house) I forgot my camera and only have this image from Wendy so it is minus her. Which is very remiss of me but I would like to point out we have all adopted the WendyB full on smile!


L to R the lovely Liz of Miss Peelpants, moi, the marvellous Margaret of Penny Dreadful Vintage and the wonderful Winnie of Diamond Canopy

21 comments:

  1. Its at times like these I wish that I lived nearer London, it looks like you had fun.
    That ring is amazing .. I love Wendys designs she is very talented and seems to be a lovely girl too xx

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  2. Yes, you are all smiling! Ha ha! It was lovely to see you again. One of these days you'll have to visit me in New York as well!

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  3. You all look fabulous despite the heat. Boozing it up with Wendy always puts a smile on my face!

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  4. Oh, sooooo jealous! The chance to meet both of you (and your other lovely friends) would be awesome.

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  5. It was lovely to meet you, hope the Sid and Nancy costumes were a success!

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  6. A jug of Pimms in a cool pub sounds like a marvellous idea. Wendy's jewellery is fantastic. I must add her to my blog list xx

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  7. A jug of Pimms in a cool pub sounds like a marvellous idea. Wendy's jewellery is fantastic. I must add her to my blog list xx

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  8. Gorgeous ring and a lovely shot of you beautiful bloggers! If only I loved in London I'd have been sharing Pimms with you lovelies like a shot.

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  9. Yep! Sod the Chanel, Go Brandes!!!

    Lovely smiles all round. Almost as lovely as that shot of you on the bridge, a couple of posts back. Katherine Hepburn would have been proud of you. Bella xxx

    Queen Marie

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  10. A jug of pimms, a nice dark pub and a group of good friends, can't think of a better way to spend a hot summers day! The ring is stunning, a great addition to a jewellery collection, I'm very jealous!

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  11. Loooooove that WB ring!

    And really love it when bloggers meet up IRL ~ so fabulous!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  12. I really like that ring too, it's like something from a fairytale. Is there anyway the budget can stretch to ring and bag????

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  13. but look at how great your fringe is!

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  14. Looks like fun, and I love pimms!

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  15. Such a beautiful ring. Possibly the only ring that could trump a 2.55!

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  16. Sounds like a gorgeous evening. Can't wait to see a picture of you in that ring.

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  17. Hey - your shoes ain't so bad either!! ;) Great to meet you - such a shame that your section went so quickly!

    Here's the blog I mentioned, by the two friends who post their outfits every day:

    http://look-know.typepad.com/look-know/

    xxx

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  18. I really enjoy your blog, how sweet :))
    I think you will like mine too, I'd be glad if you checked it out :))

    Can't wait to hear from you hon!
    xxx

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  19. Such a lovely day, and it was so lovely to see you again. We need to organise these kinds of things more often, although that does mean we'll have to kidnap Wendy and keep her in the UK!

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  20. Looks like you had great fun! And yes Pimms is a must for every summer day - why do they not dish it out on the tube? That was my thought as I roasted on London Transport last week anyway! x

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