Since I got some lovely comments the last time I posted the fruits of my shopping, here's what I picked up in the sales! (Also bought a bra, a nightie - the fate of the one I bought about a month ago remains unknown, and a dressing gown. Items not pictured.)
This looks grey bt is actually olive green.
I will probably have to stay away from the shops and out of temptation henceforth, because I have to watch my money in order to pay for holidays next month. I have the first three weeks of August off, can't wait! The lovely Ruth, last seen in Milan, will be coming out to see me & we plan hopefully to spend a few days filled with lounging and wine somewhere in the region (not sure yet), and then I'm going to Porto for a long weekend, where I'll get to catch up with my friend Carolyn, who I haven't seen for 2 years. Then in September I'll be hosting my sister, who I also haven't seen in 2 years (can't believe it's been that long!) Very much looking forward to all that!
It has been crazy hot here, highs of 33, 34 degrees. Friday afternoon was just so hot and humid I'm pretty sure like no work got done in our office, felt like the air was so thick I could hardly breathe, let alone work! I spent pretty much the whole of last week going through the website and pointing out everything in the 'English' version that needed re-translating (I will mourn the passing of the word 'searchbot' from the site, however) and then working on the English version of a couple of our tutorials. This required familiarising myself with Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. As some of you will know, this kind of thing isn't really 'me', but I'm getting there, and trying to remind myself every time I get insanely frustrated trying to line things up etc. that it will be good to put on my CV!