I have always loved this picture. Taken of my eldest daughter en route to Notting hill Carnival seven years ago. At 14 she was too young to go alone (my opinion not hers) yet still young enough to consider a trip anywhere with her mother a real treat. This was the first time I looked upon her as a girl on the verge of being a woman. A trainee-woman, if you like. I remember that she borrowed my favourite orange head wrap, styled it with a flourish as a top, added some earrings and was ready to roll. Stunning! I remember that it was a scorching August bank holiday - that male heads turned to look at her as we worked our way through the crowds.
My baby girl.
My beautiful child reached 21 years last week. It's difficult to express the mix of emotions I feel about this one. In my mind I'm barely past 21 myself (my body begs to differ on a daily basis unfortunately). In true style she took a week of partying to celebrate this milestone fully. I like to think that we kicked it off in a special way with female family time at Hellidon Spa - grandma, aunty, cousin and little sister. Her lovely idea and my purse - a match made in offspring heaven! Because she's worth it.
So with those celebrations over I'm feeling a little gooey and generous! That and the fact I reached my own milestone of 250 'liker-lovers' on my facebook page I feel it's time for a little giveaway! And what could be a more fitting give away than something to break out for your own celebrations - African print bunting! *pauses for woops and cheers*
All YOU have to do to win this GORGEOUS HANDMADE COLOURFUL BUNTING is...(drum roll please)...
Comment below telling me what you will use my bunting to celebrate
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Oh and one more thing...Happy 21st Birthday Kareem! Love mum xx