Her tea leaves dry by the sea

I work a flexitime system at work, and I’ve worked enough hours lately to allow me to take a day off, so yesterday I had the day off to spend it with my Mum.  We went for a mooch around a reclamation yard and some charity shops and then went for afternoon tea at the Christchurch Harbour Hotel.  I bought the voucher from Groupon ages ago, and I’m so glad I did as we had such a nice time.

We had glasses of Prosecco…

And all manner of sandwiches, cakes and scones!

All with a lovely view overlooking the harbour.  Was so nice to spend some time with my Mum – not to mention getting to polish off all those delicious cakes!

I feel pretty awkward doing outfit photos (surely everyone does?) but I want to keep some variety in my blog.  I think I look a bit like an awkward little owl in the first one!  I wanted to show you the outfit I wore to afternoon tea as I found this dress in the back of my wardrobe – am I the only person who buys something, wears it loads and then totally forgets about it for a few months?  It’s from Fearne Cotton’s range for Very, and the boots (from Office) I wore to death last year – I found them in our cupboard under the stairs and decided it was time for them to come out again! By the way – I had worn this outfit all day by the time I took this picture, so apologies for the wonky dishevelled-ness!

I’m off to do some ironing now and finish watching series three of Jersey Shore.  Does anyone else watch Jersey Shore or am I the only one with terrible taste in TV?