Beach Days… – Yours Truly

Brighton has become Barbados. Ok, perhaps not quite, but we certainly are experiencing one hell of a heatwave! So like most of this seaside towns residents – when the sun hit, we descended to the beach! Picnics, books and sun-screen in tow, we have happily wasted many an afternoon recently, some of which feature below! (Let’s take a folding picnic table bench to enjoy the picnic with friends and family!) I finally got round to wearing a vintage Jamaican print shirt which I bought a couple of years ago, with the intention of using it as a beach cover up – however I thought it worked so well with my favourite summer shorts it made sense to wear it all day! Not only do I completely adore the print (who couldn’t!) but it’s also very light and billowy – perfect for catching the odd fleeting breeze! The shorts were an eBay find which I have worn every summer since I got them. High waisted and no bottom on show? Perfect! My little straw cloche was from a vintage market in Henley – it’s perfect for keeping the sun off my face! We also did the greatest of British challenges – and braved the icy waters of the English Channel! I am certain that no matter how hot it gets…This water never warms up to anything more than ‘heart-attack-inducing-freezing!’ The first few minutes are always horrible, but once you get used to it, and have taken the dreaded ‘plunge’ (immersing yourself up to your neck very quickly!) you soon find yourself swimming around as happy as a clam! Becca and I having a wade to cool off… However any notions of looking even remotely glamorous (in my new topshop bikini!)were quickly diminished when… The wave struck! Ladies and gentlemen, my reaction to cold water…  And drying off before the onset of pneumonia strikes! I’ve also been documenting my beach days on my instagram account. From emulating scenes from Titanic on a beach mat, crabbing in Rottingdean and the maddening dilemma of choosing the right bathing suit, it’s been fun to capture this Summer and share it! So there we have it! If you want to find me, you know where to head! Also I’m having a little eBay sale which ends in a couple of days, the two dresses featured below are both available! So click on the link and go have a look! And finally, thank you to everyone who entered the Betty Magazine giveaway in my previous post – I loved reading your stories! Please email me with your postal address and your copy of Betty magazine will be winging its way to you shortly!

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