Busy day of meetings and then tonight I’m going straight on to 2 parents’ evenings – 2 different sons, 2 different schools – it’s going to be a frantic night of running around. My blog went live today and I’ve been really encouraged by kind comments from other bloggers – what a nice community the 40-something bloggerati seems to be. Better than my family anyway – Mr MC has taken to calling my blog midlife chick whereas the sons are referring to me as midlife chicken. Chic, as always, has gone out of the window!

Anyway it was more of a quandary deciding what to wear for the parents’ evenings than the meetings. The boys probably don’t even notice but I know it’s a challenge being seen at school with your mum so I’m doing my best. Forgive the rubbish photo taken by the youngest who I’d dragged away from the Xbox – Gary the dog also decided to photobomb it and show off  his chic side. He’s doing it better than me.



Top – Great Plains (old); Bistro crops – Boden Winter 13/14; Neoprene and pony skin boots – Zara winter 13/14; necklace Accessorise winter 13/14

Gary is modelling a Cath Kidston collar – current stock (!)