Jon and I live on separate time zones, he's a night owl, living on musician time and I'm up & about by 6am. By the time he's surfaced I've fed the cats, done a Wii Fit workout, worked my way through the laundry, dead-headed & cleared the terrace of slugs and caught up with my blog reading.
This morning, though, he needed to be up before 8am to deal with an engineer who'd come to do the annual boiler service so I was banished upstairs as my incessant cheerfulness and love of loud music before breakfast drive him mad.
With Radio 1 blasting out I did the inevitable, packed away my backless dresses and Hawaiian mini dresses and retrieved the velvet, fake fur and thermals from the suitcases I stack on top of the wardrobe.
Away went the sandals and out came the tights. Much to the amazement of many, I've had most of these pairs for years. They get stuffed into a pillowcase, chucked in the washing machine at 30 degrees and either line-dried or thrown over a clothes horse in front of the fire. If I'm wearing boots I'll wear socks on top to stop the zip damaging them. They're either Marks & Spencer, TopShop or Dorothy Perkins (and nearly always come from 99p bargain baskets in the Summer or from charity shops).
I rediscovered this dress which I'd inadvertent packed away at the start of Summer - yeah, it's sleeveless and it's bastard freezing out but that's the beauty of thermals (and a newly serviced boiler).
We went to a jumble sale on Saturday morning and I managed to update my wardrobe for £1- vintage suede espadrilles, a 1970s patchwork leather tote, glitter belt, metallic gypsy shawl and a tapestry clutch bag. True to Vix's Law Of Wardrobe Maintenance there's a bag destined for the charity shop in the morning - if it ever stops raining!
|1970s psychedelic maxi (20p, jumble sale, 2010), 1960s St Michael scarf (10p, jumble sale, 2011), Suedette platforms (£5, off the market)|
As he's a couple of hours behind me Jon's just gone upstairs to pack his shorts & flip flops away - not for too long, hopefully - we'll be in India before too long, as soon as I've decided where and when.
See you soon!