Hello, hello! In case you missed it the past week has been absolutely bonkers. You would think after I got back from my Chicago red eye things would have calmed down but it was nearly the opposite. Having my parents in town for a week was an amazing experience but that meant every evening was busy and to say I have a back log of emails and life admin is an understatement. This is not complaining though, there is nothing better than spending time with family!
And if that was not busy enough, Mark and I went to a wedding in Southwest England on Saturday (7+ hours of driving round trip) but we had a great time! I will share the outfit in full in a future Fashion Friday but you can see a shot below – it was so much fun to wear a hat! (And for those of you with an eagle eye, yes, this is the same fascinator I wore to Ascot two years ago but I look a bit different now.)
Now to get on to the title of this post which seems quite self explanatory but it is August in Europe. This month more than any other Europeans tend to cash in many of their vacation days (an we have an average of 25 to 30) so usually work is quiet. However, since our new wedding date is at the end of October I am not taking much time of so being the OOO coverage is actually making work quite busy. That combined with our Scotland and Chicago trips, my family visit, and the fact that we leave for Croatia on Saturday – I am busy.
For the next week or so I need to focus on my job, getting wedding things in order, and finishing the planning for our Croatia trip so while I am not going out of office in most of my life, the blog is. I very rarely, if ever, have taken breaks in the last nine years but for the rest of the month (which is only a week, I know) Sparkles and Shoes will be out of office.
Get ready for great content come September!