Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Hot Stuff

Hello my lovelies!
I hope everyone's enjoying the heat. Time flies and soon it will be autumn so I'm hoping you're all having fun.

This post is for IFB Project no. 6.
I hope you like it.

With apologies to surfer and artist John Van Hamersveld, the original creator of  The Endless Summer  movie poster
❤ No surf? No problem.
All the resorts are packed with tourists wanting to bake themselves tan. Bars and cafés are full. So, I was  on the cycle path with my daughter — she documenting our little escapade with an old digicam, I yelling "go! go! go!" — praising her elegant balance on her board and her remarkable fearlessness.

Eyewear Headworx, Board Sector 9, Bambi Shirt ASOS, Denim Alex Drake Vintage, Canvas Shoes Alex Drake Vintage 
Photos by Olivia, 6 years old

❤ Dawn swim? Well, not quite.
Getting ready to get in the water before the throng of grockles arrive.
You wont be in anybody's way, and you can practice your  solo synchronised swimming techniques (yes apparently there is such a thing as solo synchronised swimming).

❤ Gelato: The ultimate refreshment

We have a few more weeks before we go back to our beloved old Blighty so I'm mostly soaking up the heat.
How about you? How's your summer going so far? Any stunning photos to share?
Thanks for reading and do keep in touch!

Joy x


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  1. HOPE YOU HAD FUN!!! LOOKS LIKE YOU DID!!!! the shirt!!! :)
    Chari T (deep fried stilettos)xxx

  2. Thanks Chari T!
    Wish we could be on your beaches right now!
    Joy xc

  3. You're one hell of a stylish chick rider. Keep ridin.

  4. Hi Tom,
    Thanks so much. We'll have to meet up for a sesh one day :)
    Joy xx

  5. Nice photos. Love the Bambi t-shirt and that vintage nautical bikini!

  6. Hi Denise! Thanks. Hope you're having a good week :)
    JOy xx

  7. This is Little Rus' comment which I'm so sorry to say I deleted it soon as it came to my mail. Note to self: Never ever attempt to publish a comment one-handedly (my other had was holding a hot mug of coffee!) lest risk doing something wrong. Bleeding touch phones! I blame them :)

    fashionedbylove ( has left a new comment on your post "Hot Stuff":

    You look just so super amazing!!!!!!! I bet you and your daughter look like sisters.
    Thanks for sharing your perfect summer moments - by the way, I looooooooove gelato, too! :) Even made it once myself.
    Well, here summer is a questionable thing - not sure if it's going to stay or not... Good old England...
    x "


    Thanks Little Russ! Apologies for yet another blunder! :) Actually, I'm looking forward to going back to England, just not the weather. Hey-ho. xxx

  8. Ain't it a pain accidentally deleting important messages? Seriously, you're looking good, Sista! Diggin that skateboard!
    Cynth xoxo

  9. My fave post among the other entries. What a great summer you're having! For a change, I'm liking the "normal" outfit post rather than the groomed up or poised pose from most blogs!

  10. Hi Jacqui,
    Thanks for your kind words. Glad you like. I was hoping that this post presents something on the lines of what you just said.
    Joy xx

  11. Looks like fun! We've gone camping a couple time to cool down and enjoy the summer. It's too hot in my apartment most of the time.

  12. Thanks for visiting!
    Camping is good :)
    Joy xx

  13. adorable photos! sounds like a ton of fun! this summer has been so so so hot, so i have just been staying inside and doing some work to stay cool! :)

  14. Thanks, Leigh.
    Hope all's well. Wow! You're a busy bee.
    Stay cool...:)

    JOy xx

  15. great photos! i want to learn how to skateboard, excpet i am kind of afraind of falling and braking a bone! LOLhope you can check out my blog for some +vibes and inspiration!xo

  16. Hi Carolina.
    Thanks for your visit. I know. I still am afraid of falling but I try not to think about it :)
    Will defo check out your blog.
    Have a great weekend!
    Joy x

  17. awesome, did you just start skateboarding?

  18. No. Learnt when I was a kid but never got into tricks. I just like to cruise so I love this long board which hubby gave as one of our anniversary presents from LA a few years back now :) Hope you find someone who can do it with you. Always good fun!
    joy xx


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