Patti's Visible Monday is here and I'm feeling pretty invisible; a bit of foolish backward walking led to a fall which resulted in my right arm being put in plaster. I'm right handed - oh to be ambidextrous! I'm now in a splint, which is a considerable improvement, but I'm not feeling or looking like the bright young thing that I sometimes fool myself into believing I still am. So I'm suitably chastened and dressed all in grey, comfortable stuff that is easy to pull on with one hand!
I am NOT GOING OUT.
What I'm really in need of is an injection of vibrant colour.
For you young things who might not have known who I was blethering on about in my previous post here is a photo of the fabled couple, Jane and Serge, taken in Oxford in the '60's by Jane's brother. Jane is so cool but, sorry Serge, that is not a good look!
Monday, 10 November 2014
I'm wearing a peace poppy for Remembrance Sunday, cotton skirt from Phase Eight, old black leggings and ballet pumps and a Victorian velvet choker.
For Patti's Visible Monday at Not Dead Yet Style.
Bonfire night was always one of the highlights of my year when I was a child. First there were the preparations, 'chumping' for wood, making a guy, careful hoarding of pocket money in order to buy favourite fireworks. (I always bought several 'snowflakes' and kept some for the winter to light under the trees in the orchard when there was a snowfall.) Bonfire night was never an anti-climax, even the catherine wheels that refused to spin were fun because you had to come up close and poke them back into action with a stick. Big brother and his pals had a great time terrifying everyone with their bangers and jumping crackers, Mom made toffee and we cooked jacket potatoes in the bonfire ash. It was excitement and pleasure from beginning to end.
This year we arrived in St Ives on November 5th. Just enough time to settle into the apartment then walk through town to check on arrangements for the evening firework display that takes place on Porthminster Beach.
The moon shone on the sea
and not even the brightest fireworks could outshine it.
Although they tried!
We sat on a bench above the beach
and had a great view of all the action.
This year there was no toffee stuck in my teeth, there was no burnt tongue, no grubby face and clothes, no damaged gloves, no smell of woodsmoke - but I had a lovely time!
Friday, 24 October 2014
There is little else to do but relax,
(Thank you, Christian for taking this photo.)
Our room was just a short step away from the beach
and even nearer to the exercise class. We did our best!
But was it good enough? The teacher is laughing!
Even when the sun was setting it was hard to tear ourselves away from the beach.
One evening, surely arranged especially for Friday Skywatch, there was this beautiful sunset. I just had time to point my camera before the colour was gone.
What's not to love about Eagles' Palace!
Monday, 20 October 2014
For Patti's Visible Monday.
Friday, 19 September 2014
We've been to Wells this evening, the smallest city in England. The weather was mild and misty and the upper reaches of the cathedral facade disappeared into the darkness.
Here's my photo for Friday Skywatch.
A Union Jack flag in my pudding by way of celebration.
Monday, 8 September 2014
I'd planned not to buy any clothes this year - but who can resist a bargain? Yesterday we went to 'reclaim the streets' in Frome. It's a huge artisan market that takes place in the town on the first Sunday of every month. It's humming with all manner of people and things, there's no knowing what you might come home with! I found this suede skirt with a £3 price tag. It tried it on over my jeans and it fitted well. I obviously looked far too enthusiastic. "Oh, that's wrongly priced," said the seller, "it should be £10." I can't haggle to save my life. An Agnes B leather skirt for a tenner with the colour pink that I love - I handed over the money!It's fully lined, feels lovely to wear and goes with lots of my existing tops.
So who's a happy bunny!
The market is a great place for people watching. Frome is well-known for it's vintage shops, so there are always people with very individual style to be seen.
Oh, yes, I agree with that!
Linking up with Patti for Visible Monday.