First, big hug & thank you to those of you who are commenting - you know who you are. I wish I could visit your blogs too, and reply, but you know what it's like on holiday: quick trips to the internet cafe, and so on. I'll catch up with you soon, and hope you're having a lovely summer wherever in the world you are.
Okay, here's the story: we're (Annie & I and her boys) are meant to leave this lovely house on the sea near Cabrera, Dominican Republic, at 07:00 tomorrow. But Puerto Rico has closed it's airports, the one road to Santa Domingo airport a few hours away was flooded last night, and there's a chance we might have to cut our trip short a day and get down there today somehow, & stay in a hotel.
Of course, I want to soak up every minute. I want to swim in the rain again. I don't want to leave.
Once I do, tho, I'll have all the time in the world to post more holiday shots, but there's a ton I didn't show you before I left. For example, Viktoria, who was visiting from Moscow - it was her last day in London (she's a PA to the head of a Russian bank, not a model or an actress, to my surprise). She's lovely lovely lovely, like a petite porcelain doll, and really nice - we've been emailing, her English is incredible.
I met Viktoria when Jen (Style Crusader) came into town just before I left, and altho I didn't shoot anyone that day, when I saw Vicky we just had to get the cameras out. For all I know Jen has already posted about her - I haven't had the luxury of time to go to anyone's posts. And as you can see, my words are written in haste and neither witty nor profound.
Apologies. I can't even think straight to edit these down - I'm sure I'm forgetting to post the best shots of her - all I want is to go back to the pool and the beach, and the other beaches Annie's told me about that we might not get to see this time round. All I want is to stay here, and to come back. I have fallen in love with the DR!
Viktoria's gorgeous gold dress is by arinov & fedyshin. Here's a link she sent me of some of their fabulous frocks on sale. She said they're a little known brand, even in Moscow, so please check their blog out, too.
Can you see the details on her finger and toe nails? She did them herself - 'a little hobby of mine'. Please give her a shout out, I'm hoping she'll become part of our blogging world, as she's a real sweet human being.
When I next post, I might be on the end of Long Island. Neither Annie nor I - who are flying separately to JFK - are thrilled about flying in a storm. Even Toby was asking how it works if there's lightening (apparently planes get struck by lightening all the time). Well, she promised me a Caribbean adventure, and we're certainly having one! Having the most splendid time, and wish you were all here.