As I mentioned last week my youngest daughter started nursery just over a week ago. It’s always a big step seeing your little one go into school for the first time, especially when you have been a stay at home mum. But she was so happy and confident and is absolutely loving nursery so it’s all been pretty easy.
To be honest I’m absolutely loving having a few hours every afternoon to work on the blog, get jobs done round the house and spend a little time with Rob. He starts work very early in the morning, so is often back in the afternoon and I am absolutely loving having some time which is just the two of us.
Yesterday we decided to pop out for lunch at Morden Hall Park and have a nice long walk. As usual I was taking pictures of everything and he got a few pictures of me in a new (to me) vintage dress which I bought a few weeks ago.
Morden Hall is one of my favourite parks, and we’re so lucky to live nearby. It’s owned by the National Trust and has a beautiful rose garden as well as a river flowing through it along with some very pretty bridges. I used to go there all the time when I was little and it’s also one of my favourite places to take my kids too.
It’s absolutely perfect for a little afternoon date, there is a lovely tearoom to stop for a bite to eat and lot’s of lovely paths to walk around. We found a more secluded path through the woods and had a little explore.
The dress is a gorgeous cotton 1950s dress, I absolutely adore the fabric. The dress isn’t in great condition so I will eventually be giving it a little tlc, but you can’t really tell unless you look closely. The are a few holes and some of the seams need sewing. It’s a handmade dress and whoever made it put so much attention to detail into it. It also has two large pockets which are so useful, I hate how modern dresses often don’t have pockets. I wore a belt in an attempt to hide a hole in the dress, not very successfully!
Dress: 1950s vintage bought at Kingston Antiques Centre
Cardigan: Florence and Fred at Tesco
Ballet Pumps: Primark