On the Run – The Gap shorts make their second appearanc, this time in the garden

I hope that everyone has had a lovely weekend. It’s so nice being in the sun for a change isn’t it? Feeling warm is such a treat.  However for some bizarre reason, warm balmy evenings make me want to do the ironing. Fortunately we don’t have too many of those types of evenings – which is probably why my ironing pile is always so big.

As you know, the Stella & Dot competition closed last night and today I informed the lucky winner.  I was delighted to receive so many lovely entries from ladies who wanted to win the necklace so that they could give it to their mother or their daughter, because they had just come through a particularly difficult period in their life, because it would be the only item in their wardrobe not covered in dribble or because they lived on the other side of the world and missed our High Street.  I even had a beautiful poem – there are some seriously talented ladies out there. 

I found it so hard to choose a winner but in the end I did and I am hoping that she will be happy to share her winning entry with you all – so once I have heard from her, I will let you know.  Thank you to those of you who entered and I am sorry that I don’t have a lovely piece of jewellery for each of you.  I only wish that I did.

A few days ago I was contacted by a lady who asked whether I might do a post on how to pack for a holiday when there is a strict weight limit on the amount of luggage that may be carried – so keep a look out for that post tomorrow, together with details of my new competition.

The shot of me below is very much as an aside to today’s post as there is nothing remotely inspiring about it.  However for a day in the garden with the children, the paddling pool, the hosepipe and a very obstinate three year old it worked fine and at least I am getting some wear out of the shorts. The blue Fat Face sun top I have had for years but I like it for its colour, the smocking detail at the top and the fact that it is a relaxed fit. The converse are just good for dashing about in – and oddly not that hot (probably both literally and metaphorically speaking).

As to the shorts, in answer to some requests that I have had about them, they are called the boyfriend roll up and they are from the GAP.  They also come in some lovely pastels, a bright coral and some neutral shades too – so there should be a colour for everyone.  Predictably they do come up huge though – these are a UK4 which is a US 0.  Oh please!!! If I am a size 0 what would the lovely VB wear? A size -6? There’s complimentary sizing and then there’s just being plain ridiculous.

Enjoy the sun and if you have found any amazing buys that you want to share with us during this hot and sunny spell, please do feel free to do so.  



  1. sylvia
    May 28, 2012 / 8:00 am

    Looking forward to the holiday packing xx

  2. StyleGuile
    June 2, 2012 / 5:31 pm

    Hi Sylvia – hope that you liked it. Beth

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