I have to admit that the real reason sunshine makes me happy is because it makes other people happy- and I do like seeing my peeps with big smiles on their lovely faces :)
Unfortunately, my pasty skin burns easier than 3am drunken-munchies toast; despite wearing factor 50(!) suncream. So, for me, summer time means covering up, sitting in the shade, and eating lots of ice-cream (there's no medical proof it prevents sunburn, but you can never be too careful...)
The silver lining to the cloud(less summer sky) is that with my new-ish Proper Grown Up Job I've been forced to go shopping for some sophisticated summer work clothes; and I have decided that 2012 is the year I will start wearing full length skirts and dresses, like a proper grown up! My favourite find so far was a £14 skirt from Primark, that looks exactly like one I was eyeing up in Zara.
To make their new little one feel instantly at home, they asked me to put my art skills to use painting some murals on the nursery walls. Apparently their son-to-be loves Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine (who doesn't?!) so I spent two very enjoyable evenings mixing together tiny paint sample pots to create the pictures below; and being paid for my efforts with delicious home-made lasagne :)
It's amazing how much more fun decorating is when you're drawing cartoon characters. I might see if Tom will let me paint dinosaurs in our hallway rather than just painting it green.
Have any of you bought any new summery dresses you're excited about showing off on the beach/at work/on holiday? Or painted any murals for the babies in your lives? I would love to see pictures!