I'm not even going to mention how long it's been since I was here last, let's just pretend I've been here all along, ok?
The last few months have been busy, lazy, happy, sad, calm, crazy, all change, same old same old. I just needed some time away, and now I'm back. And rather than look back, I'm looking forward. I am planning something exciting....
This is my partner Frank. I don't talk much about him here, partly cause he's a very private person, and partly cause he's not covered in vintage fabric (he's not orange either, but I love this photo of him glowing in the light from our campfire in Cornwall this summer). He is great, and after 14 years together, and 2 kids, we have decided to get married!
This doesn't mean what it means to a lot of people...I didn't grow up imagining fairytale weddings and frilly white princess dresses. I was brought up by a strong feminist single Mum who taught me that a woman doesn't need a man, but that they can be nice to have around. I never thought I'd get married, and I was fine with that. So I'm not obsessed with sugared almonds and seating plans.
We are keeping it cheap and simple, and we don't want lots of time to plan it. On November 23rd, we will be standing in front of a select group of friends and family and saying our vows. It's not about the day, it's about the years ahead. But it will be lovely to celebrate with those who are special to us...and I must admit I will enjoy dressing up a bit. I am buying a frock...it is not princessy, and it is not white. But it might be a bit frilly...
I will pop in again soon...in the meantime, I'm now on Instagram, if you are too then let's follow each other! I'm Rainbow Vintage Home over there too.