NEIGHBOURHOOD WATCH _ LINDY BOP AUDREY
If you’re as old as me, you’ll remember neighbourhood watch- a scheme that saw neighbours hold regular meetings and work in partnership with the police to make communities safer. The scheme is still going today, but it’s not what I’m referring to in my blog title. No, I’m talking about how it always catches me by surprise just how much a new season can transform the local area that I live in. So much so, I’ve decided to take you on a photographic tour to experience my local area, filled with blossom and of course, I decided to match by wearing my Lindy Bop Audrey dress.
Last autumn, I took a stroll where I live with a Pumpkin Spice Latte in one hand and John’s in the other. This spring, we’ve retraced our steps but decided to swap hot cups of Starbucks latte for pints in our local. Yes, you read that right- our local. John moved in!
We’ve both waited a long, long time to live together. When I resigned from teaching, I knew giving up a steady wage would impact on our future plans, especially our wedding. A year on, and months spent living between two different homes, John has a new job in a local library and we’re finally living together. With the sudden reappearance of warm weather, we decided to make the most of summer (ahem, I meant spring) by taking a stroll to our local pub.
Whilst I might have sold the majority of the Lindy Bop dresses I own, I kept hold of this floral Audrey dress simply because of the way it fits. Slightly below the knee and high necked, it’s a real ‘go anywhere’ dress. As you can see, I whipped out my hardy wardrobe staples of clogs, denim jacket and tan accessories and was good to go!
What does your local area look like at the moment?