Typical! After doing everything humanely possible to avoid injuring my hip (which happened the last time we traded in Bath) so I was fit for Liverpool, both of us go and catch the lurgy. Bloody bastard Autumn and its mists, mellow fruitfulness and minging microbes. We've put on a brave face all week and battled on, assuming we'd be better for the weekend, only to feel even worse. After a shaky trip to Lidl this morning we admitted defeat and cancelled with Judy's.
Of course, just because I feel like sh*t doesn't mean I have to dress like it. I don't own any crap clothes, it's vintage or nothing and I thought going heavy on the pompoms would detract from my deathly pallor.
The stunning Avantika was modelling some amazing handmade earrings on Facebook this week but, as they're only available in India, I thought I'd make my own using a couple of the pom pom makers I bought the other day, some charity shop wool and a knackered string of plastic beads.
Its not all me, me, me! We needed some Kinky stock so, earlier in the week, we drugged up and went out and found it.
|Clockwise from top left: Icelandic knit; Cocktail dress by Lyons Gowns of Clifton Arcade, Blackpool (which ceased trading in 1970); Kangol cloche-style hat; Welsh wool cape; Richards & Thirkell fedora; Fortown, London tweed coat; wool beret|
Sadly the good people of Liverpool won't be having first dibs on this lot but it'll be off to London next Saturday.
In other news. This isn't our cat....
|High on cat nip mice|
|This is what happens when I leave my knicker drawer open|
Yes, two days after we lost Polly, Frank decided he needed to explore the house. Last Friday he spent the whole day asleep on the settee and since Monday he hasn't left, claiming the chaise as his own. Surprisingly Stephen Squirrel isn't too pissed off about it, I think he's been missing his sister and rather enjoys the company. I might be mad about pompoms but if Frank's going to stay we better see the vet about having his removed.
|WEARING: 1970s Kate Beaver hand printed maxi (£1, charity shop), Suede ankle boots (Schuh half price sale, Feb '16)|
See you on the other side!
PS Updated to link to Natalia's Midlife Fun- Pumpkin & Squash