On the Run – Oh yes, the sun is out and I will wear that new dress!

And so it finally arrived. A day when it was actually warm enough to wear a dress.

I bought this dress a while ago now from GAP, knowing that it would be a good every day kind of dress and I finally got the chance to wear it today.

It’s a good length for me and the addition of a leopard print belt in place of the navy tie belt with which it came made it a little more up to date. There’s enough fabric in the skirt not to limit my movement but I had to watch that the wind didn’t take hold of it and reveal a little more of myself to the world than would have been good for anyone.

Whilst working on some articles at home this morning, I got a call from the BBC asking if I would mind going on air to talk about a feature they were doing on keeping diaries – blogging being the new form of diary and all that. 

Having spoken to two other guests at length (!) about the contents of their diaries, the presenter then came to me, allowed me about 30 seconds to speak before telling me that a blog wasn’t really a diary at all and then cut me off.

I thought that it was an interesting idea to invite me on the show to give a different perspective and then tell me that I was talking rubbish.  I just find those kind of things so funny as it happens to me all the time – which probably says more about me than anyone else! However as my daughter so rightly observed: “That’s why it’s called a blog and not a diary. It’s different.”

So anyway, I am off to a very swish event tomorrow for Ladies’ day at Ascot. The event is being held at Marco Pierre White’s new restaurant in Birmingha. There is a fashion show from Harvey Nichols and the races are being shown on the screens.  Remember the My Fair Lady “Move your bloomin’ arse” comment? That has my name written all over it! However I shall try to put thoughts such as those out of my mind and act with grace and decorum befitting of the occasion…


  1. Sue
    June 20, 2012 / 9:12 pm

    I love the title – summed up my mood exactly on my post blog today. And I was getting quite excited reading about the BBC contacting you and thinking you were doing some programme when you said they cut you off. Boo! Anyway, your dress is lovely and you are funny. Have been reading some of your old posts and I love the one where you say that until it's in your wardrobe with the tags off – it's not officially yours, you haven't spent the money and you haven't bought it. So true.

  2. Anonymous
    June 20, 2012 / 10:20 pm

    Hi. Dress looks lovely on you and like you say a great length. I love the shoes too. Aren't the BBC a bunch of …….. – feel free to add your own word!

  3. neppyjane
    June 21, 2012 / 10:04 am

    That makes me quite cross, actually – a diary is by definition simply a personal record of someone's life, or their thoughts – personal doesn't have to mean private, just exclusive to that person. If e-books can be a new way of reading, why can't diary blogs be the new way of recording diaried events? I do my own diary/blog,and it's very definitely for public consumption because it updates all my friends and family (who are pretty widespread) and also reminds me of all the little things that happened from years ago! My own is called the sofadiaries.wordpress.com – blatant piece of self-advertising, but all in the spirit of defending diary/blogs!!By the way, I blame the rain today entirely on you deciding to wear your summer dress yesterday….!!

  4. Anonymous
    June 21, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    You really are getting your money's worth of those Carvela wedges. What a great buy!

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