Friday, 24 February 2017

Business Woman

The sunny days are returning! And although I might not be able to prance about in pretty vintage dresses without cardigans and tights just yet, I am able to take some lovely photos without freezing completely. For those of you who don't know, the vintage convertible is Clifford, my husbands car and the inspiration for the name of this blog. At the beginning of our relationship Russell and I spent a week at Easter driving around Fife in Clifford with the roof down, me in my Audrey Hepburn - esque headscarf and sunnies and Russell in his flat cap. Those few days were full of drives round the countryside in the sunshine and parking up by beaches to watch the sunset, and I decided that feeling was exactly what I wanted to capture in my blog and so Life With The Roof Down was born.

Of course we had to use Clifford for our wedding and so unusually so he was out of his garage up in Scotland and down south with us for a few weeks. I can't say we got much of a chance to drive around in him but we decided to go for one last drive in him before Russell's parents picked him up last weekend and took him back to Scotland. It was an absolutely stunning day and just perfect to take some fun photos with Clifford.

I also wanted to get some photos in this gorgeous Lindy Bop music dress. I fell in love with this dress a while ago but couldn't justify buying it until recently. If you follow me on twitter you might have seen some rather cryptic tweets about 2017 being the year to make things happen and now I am happy to announce the beginning of my own little business. Most of you won't know that I actually work in a care home in Oxford as an activities assistant, I run activities for elderly people with many different physical and mental needs. One of the best parts of my job is sharing music with the residents and I soon realised this is something I would really like to do outside of my own job. I started looking into running music sessions and performing in care homes and soon realised it was a lot easier than I thought. I now have three bookings in March and am expecting more in the months to follow. This is so exciting for me, I've always had a dream of being my own boss and I'm hoping that one day I will be able to make enough money from writing and my business alone. And so this is how I was able to put this little dress down as a business expense. Not only will I love wearing it all year round, it is also perfect for my music sessions in care homes and I can't wait to give it a whirl in March.

If you'd like to find out more about my latest venture you can read all about it on my website here.

What I Wore...
Dress - Lindy Bop | Shoes - Old | Bag - Old 

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