This is what I wore to visit my Dad on his 83rd birthday yesterday.
I didn't realise this 1960s crimplene and lurex mini dress was quite so short but it put a smile on the other residents' faces at his care home.
|Waistcoat (£2.45, Acorns Hospice), Lurex mini (Vanessa & Helga's parcel of joy), 1960s vinyl & tapestry bag (£2.95, Banardos)|
I've had several emails and comments asking about my diet/fitness regime, so for those who want to know:
I exercise a minimum of 5 times a week for at least 30 minutes a day and walk everywhere I can.
I hate cream & ice-cream and aren't keen on chocolate, cakes, sugar, sweets or fizzy drinks (unless it's cola with my rum).
I've been vegetarian for over 43 years.
I have two consecutive booze-free days each week.
I eat three times a day and don't snack between meals.
Most of what I cook is made from scratch so I know exactly what goes into our food.
I don't eat dessert.
I rarely eat after 6pm*
(*except on weekends, when all common sense flies out of the window)
|Hindu temple beads (from Varkala, Kerala) and silver Shiva pendant (50p, car boot sale)|
I'm not a fitness obsessive, simply an arthritic old bat, if I don't exercise and keep trim it plays havoc with my poor old joints and there's nothing more embarrassing than strangers stopping me in the street and offering to carry my shopping home or give me a lift somewhere because they feel sorry for me.
What I'm wearing today for a trip to the dentist (after breaking my tooth eating salad). £48 for a filling, I shudder to think what I could buy from tomorrow's jumble sale with that much money.
|1970s nylon halter-neck and vintage needle cord maxi (from Helga & Vanessa's parcel of joy), beaded rose handbag (£1, last week's boot sale), huge bangle (the lovely Lakota)|
|Original 1980s brass & leather choker & bangle (from Sarah Misfit's beautiful friend, Ada), wooden ring (from Heather) and retro Deco-esque earrings (50p, car boot sale)|
I found this picture of my Mum whilst I was sorting out some stuff at my Dad's earlier. I've never seen it before, most of our family photos are on slides. It's from August 1968, a few days after my little brother was born. How groovy was her up-do and mini dress?
See you soon!