Avril of School Gate Style

Monday, 4 November 2013
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I alternate between feeling the loooooove for blogging and mentally repressing thoughts of flinging the laptop out of the window. Suffice to say, blogging is on a whole different level these days compared to 3.5 years ago when I first started it with the purpose of informing my friends and family back home about our UK adventure (it's hard to inject the same level of enthusiasm after telling the stories a dozen times though I'm touched that they want to hear it in the first place).

These days, you're supposed to be a SEO guru, adept at every social media known to mankind, know web design like the back of your hand, be creative, write/photograph like a professional and know how to pose without appearing like a caricature of a Sports Illustrated model wannabe. After that massively satisfying whinge (where else can I behave like a toddler without getting pelted with rotten eggs except via this blog?), one of the best things about blogging is the wonderful people that have come into my life. They've inspired and enriched my life in more ways than one.

Who knew that the person I'd read about in the paper would one day turn out to be a wonderful friend and supporter? Avril and her family drove over to see me whilst they were on holiday in England. The girls got on like a house on fire. And so did the adults. Of course, I made Avril pose for me in her chic outfit. So beware, if you're wearing a totally cool outfit, you'll have to make an appearance on my blog.

You can't see it but both Avril and I were wearing the same awesome grey Uniqlo cargo skinnies. Do take 1 size down as the waist runs big. I paid full price and she didn't. Pfffffffft. They're £19.99 as opposed to a similar J Brand version for £170. I was admiring her coat when she uttered £40. WHOA! Avril et al, thank you for the company and the thoughtful gifts.

16 comments:

  1. Awww - such a lovely post and how nice to see you both together. It's very true about having highs and lows with blogging but the bonuses far outweigh and I have to say I wouldn't have met either of you two either if it hadn't been for this strange Blogsville world we live in. The girls look gorgeous and what a wonderful background for taking pictures. And Avril - she's a natural infront of the camera isn't she? She wears that coat well - far nicer on her than me.

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    1. Stop knocking yourself down mrs! You look fab in everything!

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    2. Here, here - you look fab always and I know you would have rocked this coat Sue x

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  2. How lovely! The pic's are beautiful of course.... would expect no less!

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  3. I'm so overwhelmed by this Marlene - was not expecting to see myself gracing the pages of your lovely blog. Thank you so much for a lovely day with you and for taking such gorgeous photos. I shall especially treasure the ones of the kids and our one together. Hubby has potential...need to get him a sexy camera next!

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    1. (((Hugs))) Sorry for the late reply. I still haven't forgotten your kindness with the whole Britmums thing. So thank YOU. Your hubby, SIL and kids are so lovely. Ah yes, the hubby really needs a sexy camera :)

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  4. You guys look amazing. I am so sad I couldn't be there with you.
    Work gets in the way of my life now :-(

    Cannot wait to meet you all in March :-)!!

    Fiona

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  5. Gorgeous ladies - fabulous photos - and gorgeous girls!! Totally agree with you - we are so lucky to be in such great company - can't wait to see you all soon! xx

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  6. Dang 3.5 years and going strong. I'm finding it hard to say the same for me :( but keep up the good work.

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    1. Joy, don't get me wrong. I still get the urge to delete my blog every now and then :P

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  7. Really really lovely post, great photos xx

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  8. Sooo cute!!!
    Kisses

    Giveaway: http://pourquoimoi.es/

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  9. You ladies look fantastic!! Great post!!

    Best, Mree
    www.twinlivingblog.com

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  10. Aw you girls look gorgeous, as well at the little ones of course! Have to say my favourite thing about blogging is all you wonderful people. So disappointed I won't make March though. X

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  11. So lovely that you got to meet up xx

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  12. Thank you all for the heartwarming comments. Much appreciated.

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