Yesterday was another brilliantly busy one, starting off with a morning spent with my friend and business partner Sally. We had a pop-up accessories shop at a local corporate head office. It was very successful and we sold out of several scarf designs and have very little jewellery left now. We were able to give a generous donation to Barnados, the chosen charity, always a good feeling.
I had to rush away early, so I could get to Bradford University for the afternoon.
My daughter is currently taking part in a Anglo-German engineering exchange programme. Along with the rest of the girls taking part, she was presenting a project in groups, in front of academics from several disciplines, as well as their own teachers and parents in one of the lecture theatres.
The standard of their designs and the competence of the presentations was incredible. It's hard to believe that these 14 year old English and German girls only started planning their project last Saturday in Hamburg and had just a day and a half to finish it this week back in Skipton on the return leg of the trip.
Language did not seem to be a barrier as each group presented their design complete with costings, materials, environmental impact in the most professional and mature way.
I couldn't have been prouder of them all and really do feel this has been an opportunity of a lifetime for my daughter. I know she'll take away happy memories, new skills and hopefully, a lifelong friendship with her German partner who we have loved having to stay in our home this week.
The day ended when we returned to my daughter's school for a celebratory evening meal.
I wore my printed silk tunic dress with silver low wedge sandals. It has served me well for a variety of occasions and I enjoy wearing it as much now as I did the first time.
I think dresses like this are incredibly versatile and have worn it three different ways in three different seasons (I am counting this latest way as summer, even though currently, it feels anything but).
Winter: with opaque tights and high heeled ankle boots
Spring: with nude tights and THE Boden Alice shoes for a party
Eliza Tunic Dress, Boden SS15
Yellow Bag, Boden SS14
Silver Sandals, Boden SS13
Large Silver Heart Pendant, What Lizzy loves Boutique £12
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