Friday, 5 March 2021

The Distancing Diaries - 4th & 5th March, 2021

On Thursday morning after my Wii Fit workout I watered the plants in the lounge and polished the floorboards. I was just finishing replying to blog comments when Jon got up and we had breakfast. Once dressed we took our grabsticks, sacks and gloves and headed out for some litter picking. 


Last time we'd cut through the Georgian alleyway, Dandys Walk, we'd been disgusted by the amount of litter so had decided to do something about it.


By the time we'd reached the top we were loaded down with fag packets, vodka bottles and beer cans, not to mention the ubiquitous nitreous oxide cannisters. Sadly we couldn't do anything about the piles of dog sh*t, which have increased a hundredfold since last year. It's bad enough having to pick up bags of the stuff that owners have helpfully hung from trees and suspended from gate posts. 


We deposited our two sacks next to the council bins on Church Hill pleasantly surprised that the area had remained litter-free since our epic pick last Sunday.


Next was Sandwell Street, the main road that links Highgate (where we live) to Church Hill. A crew of Bangladeshi workers from the tandoori oven factory stopped what they were doing to watch us in astonishment, back at home cleaning the streets is a job for dalits, not priviledged Westerners. We were thanked profusely by both the employees and their boss - now they can sit outside during breaktime without being surrounded by discarded takeaway wrappers and empty cans of lager.

We usually have to dodge old fridges, stained matresses and knackered furniture along this stretch of pavement but today all we encountered was a solitary armchair. As we were carrying our sacks home the binmen spotted us, stopped their wagon and took our rubbish from us, saving us having to pile it in the garden for a fortnight. Back at home I emailed the Clean & Green team at the council to let them know about the chair and the location of our two sacks of rubbish.

After our lunchtime noodles Jon cleared the greenhouse & surrounding patch of ground ready for planting whilst I baked a beer and chilli loaf. It was such a dismal day I thought I'd cheer myself up by ironing, photographing and listing some colourful shirts on eBay. A charity collection bag had been dropped into the postbox earlier so I had a bit of a clear-out of the stockroom, donating a pile of items that were okay but didn't photograph well.


Wear:Sleep:Repeat meant another outing for the India Imports of Rhode Island maxi dress I'd worn on Wednesday, this time with an embroidered poloneck from East (new, retail), a me-made pompom hat and a 1960s leather jerkin from Cheryl's clearout. 


Back in the 1980s I had a near identical jerkin which I'd fasten up and wear over black fishnets and fetish boots to go out clubbing in. I suppose I could still wear it as a dress if I wanted to (I'm the same size) but my aethetic has changed, it's nothing to do with age or body confidence, it's just that I no longer feel like "me" in a mini. 


The details: Moroccan pendant (present from a friend), selection of cuffs and tribal bangles, Frida earrings (friends & festival neighbours, Shilpa Silver), suede clog boots (Clarks' clearance outlet)


The vet called with Stephen's results, she's very pleased with his thyroid count and other than a bit of tartar build-up on his teeth he's in great shape for almost 16 year old cat. I also had an email confirming I was booked into the hairdressers with Keri on 23rd April...a date for the calendar.....yipee! 


Tea was a califlower and broccoli balti served with some oven-roasted sweet potatoes. We watched the rest of the BBC's Finnish Noir, Man in Room 301. I'd guessed the true identity of Ellias, the wronged child, in episode one. As a series it was okay but nothing to write home about.


On Friday morning I did a load of washing which I hung to dry in the utility room, dragged the sack of charity donations to the kerbside ready for collection (it was, 30 minutes later), did the last Wii Fit workout of the week and wrapped the overnight eBay sales ready for Jon's twice-weekly post office run.


After breakfast I swept out the hearth in the middle room before getting dressed and heading outside to take stock photos (the theme being polo shirts). Meanwhile Jon did the post office run, dropped half of the beer and chilli loaf I'd made yesterday off at Tony's, called at the vet to pick up Stephen's prescription and did a grocery shop on the way home. I'd just finished uploaded my listings to eBay when he got back.



Izzy (Richard's on holiday this week) delivered some parcels, hoops for our litter picking and this vintage 1980s block printed Anokhi jacket I spotted listed at a bargain Buy-It-Now price earlier in the week. The seller had described it as a blouse but my suspicions were correct, its definitely a jacket. I did agree with her description of it being jewel toned though, I couldn't have put it better myself.


After noodles, keen to test out my new hoop, I left Jon sorting out the washing line in the garden whilst I went on a solitary litter pick. I only intended to do our avenue but got carried away and ended up doing three neighbouring streets and two alleyways. Some scutter had left an almost empty whisky bottle on the kerb, the dregs of which splattered on my sheepskin coat, I smell like a distillery.




It might not look exciting but I'm thrilled with my new washing line Jon's managed to attach to the garden wall using some wood from his stash. Let's hope it's a good drying day tomorrow.


I showed you our mizuna leaves last week, here's a few more edibles we've got growing....purple sprouting broccoli, chives, leeks and some rather impressive looking Reine des Glaces lettuce.

 Wear:Sleep:Repeat saw another outing for both the leather jerkin & embroidered poloneck I'd worn on Thursday, this time with a me-made crochet hat and an Anokhi dress bought in Mumbai last February..here's me leaving the Chowpatti boutique and Jon looking after my goodies while we explored our favourite city.


 The details: Indian earrings (charity shop), silver coated brass bangle (inherited from Mum), 1960s-does-Edwardian boots (car boot sale) worn with Kingfisher Blue opaques from Marks & Spencer (bought in 2005), Rajasthani pendant on a Lamani dowry coin necklace.


Much excitement in the house as the new series of Deutschland 89 kicks off at 9pm tonight.


We've got rum & cola, there's a bowl of monkey nuts with my name on them and I've even printed off the lyrics so we can sing along to the theme tune, Major Tom (Coming Home) by Peter Schilling. 


Tea was cheese salad with chilli and beer bread, olives & gherkins, my homemade potato salad (with chives from the garden),  and Reine des Glaces lettuce from the cloche. We had the government briefing on in the background but were too absorbed in our food (and the accompanying bottle of beer) to take much notice.


I'm now 54 days into my Wear:Sleep:Repeat challenge. Doesn't time fly?

Stay safe, enjoy your weekend (if you still have one) and see you soon! 


63 comments:

  1. Just to share your inspiration, I regularly have two extra bags with me-one to use as a glove, and one for the litter when my pup and I take our walks. thankfully, not too bad yet-a few stray cups, and soda bottles, some blown plastic bags-it's worse on Wednesday's and Thursdays as bin day is Wednesday early mornings, and the fly aways show later in the day. I'd be excited to use outdoor air drying as well-nice job Jon on the clothes line.

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    1. That's an absolutely brilliant idea to take a bag to use as a glove. thank you for doing your bit. If everyone just picked up one thing, our towns and cities would be much nicer places to live in. xxx

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  2. That collage is going to run out of space soon surely?! Don't ever stop doing posts every other day - I was actually checking blogland this evening in anticipation of tonights lol! I could kick myself for not buying half the shop in Anokhi Delhi and Jaipur, at the time had some daft idea about travelling light and went back with a suitcase half empty, that won't be happening next time :) I think your litter picking is excellent and its great that people are appreciating your efforts. I don't know why, but a pink catin one of your snaps has caught my attention - is there a story to it? Im busy playing with my new jewellery.

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    1. I think the biggest collage on Picmonkey is 64 images, I'll have to start doing two at this rate.
      When I think back to all the years I used to go into Anokhi in various cities in India and leave empty-handed as I was bedazzled by the amazing things on sale I could kick myself! WE're going to go mad when we're allowed back! xxx

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  3. Look at all those outfits! It is always so much fun to see what you will wear next! You and Jon are doing a great job with the litter pick up. Nice set up for the new washing line. I love to be able to hang things outside to dry. Have a fantastic weekend!

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    1. Thanks, Martha! It's fun to put a bit more thought into my daily outfits and look back at the growing collage. xxx

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  4. It's a bit addictive litter picking isn't it. Pre hip op I used to litter pick first thing on a Sunday morning while Tony was in bed. What kind of things are you growing this year? My windowsills are filled with seedlings of all types and I ordered a dual pear tree today. Two varieties on one trunk. I've wanted a pear tree for ages.

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    1. Litter picking is very addicitive. I'm looking forward to the day when we can do group picks and meet a few more like-minded people.
      Jon's been compiling a list of things to grow. I like the idea of a pear tree, I think we ought to try a bit more fruit this year. xxx

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  5. the clothes challenge has been interesting to watch. 1960s jerkin - how I do remember them (showing my age here). I thought that they were the epitome of coolness after I saw photos of Lulu modelling some in Fab magazine.

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    1. I found a stash of 1960s Fab magazines at a jumble sale many years ao, they keep me occupied for ages! x

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  6. Love both your dresses and well done for all your litter picking - our village doesn't have a problem with litter but it does with dog mess!. We didn't have much luck with our veg growing last year, so wasn't going to bother this year, but looking at your garden I think tomorrow i'm just going to look at what seeds I've got.

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    1. Thank you! Do you think the dog mess thing has got worse since last March? We never used to have much but now we have to watch our every step in case we treat in something nasty!
      We had success with some stuff we grew and lots of failures but it was fun . xxx

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  7. Well done in helping or keep your community clean and tidy. You shouldn’t have to but we all know there are some filthy people around. Love your clothes and your blog

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  8. Good for you helping to pick up the litter.
    Your garden is off to a great start. I have a few things like sorrel and garlic waking up, but not much yet.

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    1. There's signs of our wild garlic about to bloom! x

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  9. OMG, that Peter Schilling song! I remember that song! Thanks for the aural flashback, Vix!

    You and Jon should be given medals for all your litter-picking! Wow!

    I love your leather jerkin/dress (hee). I get what you mean - but I'm still wearing minis!

    I'm excited to see your new Anokhi jacket in action! It's gorgeous colours - do you think it's from the 80s/early 90s? Looks like it from that electric pattern!

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    1. I read that that Major Tom was a huge hit in Canada. It was unknown in the UK!
      I used to think midis were mediocre and that it was either mini or maxi and never inbetween, now I look at my ever growing collage and it's the length I waer the most. how things change.
      The Anokhi jacket has an 1980s label (it changed to a bland pastel coloured one in the 1990s). Those colours are wonderfully of the era, aren't they? Amazing they were created with vegerable dyes! xxx

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  10. Vix, you are doing such a good thing for your community area by litter picking. Good on you!

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  11. Vix, only you could look like an absolute vision while picking up litter. I had to giggle to myself when you mentioned the Bangladeshi crew were astonished to see privileged Westerners pickup garbage. When I lost my job, I was out delivering newspapers for 23 cents each...a fact that astonished my lovely Indian tenants.

    I want you to know that your profusion of cute and cozy pompom hats have inspired me to learn how to crochet one...I may do it soon! Before the next snowstorm!

    happy thrifting ;) and safe garbage picking !

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    1. Thank you! I really ought to wear my "Community Litter Pick" hi-viz vest but it's not such a great look.
      I bet your Indian tenants were stunned to see you delivering newspapers.
      Have a look at that YouTube tutorial I posted a few weeks back on crocheting hats, she's a lovely Canadian with the calmest voice, I could listen to her all day! xxx

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  12. the new anokhi jacket is so very 80s - cool! love jewel tones on black!
    you both are such wonderful humans going out and picking litter every week. sad that its very neccessary in the first place..... i fear, once the pandemic is easing up, you will find the dogs in the alley - leashed to the fence because the owners are on overseas holidays again.......
    @deutschland83/86/89: never heard oft it! asked wiki and it said it flopped in germany big time..... i wonder why.
    xxxxx

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    1. I love that 1980s-does-Victorian style with the Leg of Mutton sleeves and nipped in waists and dark florals are so dramatic, aren't they?
      I think you're right about the dogs. At the moment everyone wants them and there's lots of thefts of pets being reported but by the summer when people want to fly to The Canaries for the fortnight the shelters will be full.
      I was curious as to how Deutschland was received in Germany, now I know! xxx

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  13. Your getting as bad as me when the highlight of your week during these times is either getting parcels or doing the neighbourhood tidy up as we did today. Mrs Q as we like to call her made us some mochi and it was Devine ,she told me she was angry with her husband so rather than take it out on hi, she made that!!
    Well done to Jon on his bread exploits , I have the whole family baking via zoom, it’s like the international bake-off!! But it is one way of keeping us sane.
    It’s funny when I was doing my great wardrobe clear out last week, the amount of stuff that I thought suited me when infact it made me look terrible was amazing or what happens if I go through my dark or vintage phase again. I just decided no to hell with it, out. I only kept peices I knew that would get an airing .
    I did score some underground creepers for a tenner mum has them . I think I had them in purple did I didn’t like them. These are baby blue. Anyway keep safe and well and avoid the dog poop

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    1. I think it just shows how adpatable and postive we are, taking pleasure in the simple things rather than moaning about what we can't do at the moment - although it's really tempting to order something just so you know there's a parcel on the way!
      That was my bread - don't faint. I do occasionally do the odd bit of kitchen activity other than sitting at the kitchen table srinking beer! I love your family bake-off idea.
      You're doing brilliantly with your wardrobe sorting. It's great doing that collage as I can look at myself objectively and see what works - I've since sold a dress to a friend and listed a couple of my blouses on ebay. Stay safe! xxx

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  14. I very nearly suggested a hoop for your litter picking. My friend uses one and finds it so much easier. I spotted some litter whilst out on one of our walks this week, so will be returning with a bag sometime over the weekend.
    I'm envious of your booked hair appointment but I've asked a friend to fit me in as soon as it's allowed. I'm finding the waiting a little frustrating, if I'm honest, as I work alongside her every day anyway. X

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    1. Those hoops really do make a difference. Well done for planning to go back and tackle that litter, keeping your beautiful area lovely for all to enjoy.
      It seems so daft not to be able to have a haircut from someone you work alongside, doesn't it? I know rules are rules but there's got to be some common sense! x

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  15. Yay for haircuts on the 23rd April, me too. How commendable to litter pick in your community, if people weren't so bloody selfish it wouldn't be necessary and don't get me started on dog poo. Just why leave it hanging from a branch in a bag?? It would be better in a pile on the pavement, at least it would eventually get washed away. Your chilli loaf looks delish, hope Tony enjoyed it. xxx

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    1. Yay! I'm glad you're booked in for a haircut, too. No more wonky plaits!
      I don't get the dog poo in a bag. There's a family who walk past here with their dog and they collect it on a shovel and take it home with them. No plastic!
      We all enjoyed that bread, I'm glad I shared it or I'd have probably eaten the lot! xxxx

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  16. But without the dalits on whom every 'modern' society depends, all the privileged ones would soon start missing the things they now take for granted.

    Throughout the pandemic we have been told to applaud the "key workers" who have kept the country going but I have never heard Boris thank those who support & service the electricity generating stations, the gas supply, our water. Not once in the last year have we had any failure in the unlimited supply of those three services, essential to our "civilised life" (although camp for a bit and as you well know, you can do without G & E!!)

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    1. You're quite right. Remember when the electricity workers and bin men went on strike in the 1970s? People still talk about it now!
      We used to stay in a village in Goa that didn't have electricity, the best Xmas Day we ever had, no festive music, tandoori food, warm beer and bed at 9pm. Bliss! x

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  17. So much to comment on, but I just have to say jerkin is one of my favourite words. I use it all the time, rarely to describe an actual jerkin though!

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    1. Now you come to mention it, jerkin is a brilliant was of describing someone obnoxious! x

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  18. Good news from a vet definitely lifts the spirits, so does the appearance of spring green in the garden. That is indeed a splendid specimen of lettuce! We're hoping for warm temps later in the week, so sewing my annual packet of Black-Seeded Simpson is on The List.

    It's heartening to hear those Bangladeshi workers thanked you. Some local thugs make a point of throwing trash AT the "privileged persons" doing this service. Their behavior baffled me until a colleague who works in social services suggested it's a variation on the messy teen room declaration of independence from rules. Bless you both for cleaning up after the mess makers!

    The jewel-toned jacket is a gem indeed, but those Hawaiian menswear shirts also appeal to me as outer wear. Hilo Hattie among the cornfields...

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    1. Positive news from the vets is better than winning the lottery!
      I'm hoping it'll warm up soon. I'm anxious to get planting. I can recommend those Reine des Glace lettuce, apparantly that grow in the high Pyranees and enjoy a bit of snow.
      It is lovely to get a thank you. We've noticed that it's always the posh privileged people who never acknowledge what we're doing. xxx

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  19. Happy Saturday Vix! my word what an uplifting post. So much to admire. Firstly loved the fact you printed lyrics out! had a listen - great. My youngest and I are ALWAYS singing(he much better than I ) but music gives a home soul. In fact just had the best time with him this morning listening to all sorts. See I'm not always productive. Great to hear you are getting appreciation for all your litter picking efforts. Gee I reckon anyone who moans "I'm bored" should be made to read your blog - always busy and so inspiring. I would be absorbed in my food too at the risk of repeating your meals always look fantastic. Now I bet you turned and would still turn heads if you wore the jerkin as a mini but you suit your maxis and midis so well. Going back for another read. Take care lovely lady Shazxx

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    1. Hello Shaz! Music gives a home soul! You're so right although you really wouldn't want to hear me sing, even the cats get embarrased!
      Bored doesn't enter into my vocabulary, and I'm pretty sure it doesn't in yours, either! There's always a floor to sweep, blogs to read, a drawer to sort, seeds to sow, litter to pick and a huge shed full of stock to photograph and list. I never have any trouble sleeping as I'm always exhausted at the end of the day! xxx

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  20. meant to say good to hear about Stephen! Shazx

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  21. So glad to hear Stephen's been given a clean bill of health. He doesn't look half bad for a 16-year-old either. You really seem to be taking litter picking into your stride and those hoops you bought are such a great idea!
    I'm loving the India Imports of Rhode Island maxi dress worn with the embroidered polo neck. The latter looks equally at home worn under the Anokhi midi.
    If anyone could wear a jerkin like that over black fishnets and fetish boots, it has got to be you!
    Your new-to-you 1980s block printed Anokhi jacket is dazzling indeed, and I can't wait to see how you'll wear it. And guess what's song is playing on repeat in my head. I'd quite forgotten it. xxx

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    1. Stephen was starting to look a bit ragged and skinny but he's back to his glossy-furred self again now although between them those lads will bankrupt us.
      Isn't it funny? Back in the 1980s I'd look at those jerkins in vintage shops and automatically think "dress", I'd never have dreamt of using them as a layer (or wearing a dress that covered my knees!
      Until we started watching the Deutschland series I'd never heard of that song but it was massive in Europe and Canada, wasn't it? xxx

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  22. Your bread looks scrumptious. I hope you enjoy your new series. I am rewatching some oldies as has been so many years since I watched them.

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    1. The bread was delicious, it didn't last long! It's great to revisit favourite TV series, it's amazing how much you miss the first time round. x

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  23. I love the sound of beer and chilli bread.
    That jerkin with fishnets would be decidedly chilly at this time of year. When I lived in Newcastle, not the warmest city I've lived in, some brave local gals would brave winter with bare legs. I've always been a winter wuss! I must say though I did like the sound of that outfit, especially with fetish boots.
    How scuzzy people are just dropping rubbish without a thought, you are doing a fantastic job, hopefully made a bit easier by those hoops. xxx

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    1. Beer and chilli is a magical combination!
      I wonder if we start to feel the cold more as we age? I don't ever rememeber being cold as a 20 or 30 something! xxx

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  24. Your Chilli and Beer Bread looks incredible Vix! So good to hear Dandy's walk is now looking dandy again. Ooh, we could do with one of those hoops when we do our round the block pick. Anyway, I've been making the most of today's sun and have been doing the most glamorous of jobs..checking for nesting rats at the bottom of the garden, shudder, yuk :0 (Luckily, no nests were found) Your posts always make me want to eat noodles, or curry. Just waiting for our macaroni cheese & veggie fingers to cook. Have a fab weekend, Lulu xXx

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    1. That bread was delish! I'm glad I sent half round to Tony's or I may have been tempted to eat the lot!
      Those hoops make litter pickimg so much easier, the sacks get really awkward when you're just dragging them along by the top.
      I'm glad Long Mizzle is rat-free! I quite like them when people have them as pets but not brushing my ankles in dark places. xxx

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  25. Your food always looks yummy and I think it's wonderful you clean up your community. It's just sad tht so many people litter and don't take pride in their community enough to pick up after themselves or use the bins. The Grandkids and I always pick up what is littered when we go to the Parks, we recently saw where some Migratory Goose had gotten caught up in some discarded fishing wire so several of us notified the City to try to get a Vet out there to help the poor thing. If everyone did their part it would always look lovely in these communities, but, unfortunately some people are piggish in their behaviors.

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    1. Thank you for being such a brilliant example to your grandkids and teaching them that littering is wrong. We need more people like you in the world.
      That poor goose, I hope the authorities managed to help him. It's awful whennature has to suffer for our thoughtlessness. x

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  26. Thank you for caring for out planet.
    Coffee is on and stay safe

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  27. It's amazing that you managed to clean the whole street just the two of you and that it remained clean. Let's hope litters will come to their senses.
    You look fabulous in that jerkin. I love how you layered it. It is true that our aesthetics change with years. For me it is not a matter of confidence either, I still feel confident to wear minis but I don't feel like myself in them. I prefer knee length or midis most of the time. I love your boots btw...so pretty...and simply the ideal boots to wear with your gorgeous midi dresses.

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    1. I know! That street remaining litter free helped restore my faith in humanity in a little way.
      It interesting how our style evolves, isn't it? A few years ago I'd never consider midi length (on me) but looking back at my collage it's the length I wear most! x

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  28. I'm enjoying your adventures on litter picking around the neighbourhood, and glad that binmen were so kind and also glad that some people appreciated your job!, this is the kind of attitude that restores my faith in humanity!.
    Your food looks really Delicious, particularly the beer and chilly loaf!
    And I'm loving the burgundy shades outfit, your matchy pompom hat and fab pendant! (you know I admire your talent to style jewellery fabulously!). I can imagine you back in the 80's, rocking your jerkin!. Mwhaha, I remember some sassy outfits I worn back then, that I would not be comfortable wearing today!.
    Your new jewel toned jacket looks fabulous!, such a stunning piece.
    Looking fab in your anokhi dress, lovely layering and matchy colours!, you're mastering the art of 'wear:sleep:repeat'. Really inspiring!
    besos

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    1. Joining the litter picking group has restored my faith in humanity, there's still nice people out there who care about where we live.
      At least back in the 1980s when we were kids and experimenting with weird and wonderful clothing combinations there was no social media or digital cameras so those strange outfits will never come back to haunt us. Imagine what it must be like for the youth of today? No escape from sartorial errors! xxx

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  29. I'm glad you said that about the body confidence thing because I feel similarly. I just prefer the feel of a lot of looser, more flowing garments. Interestingly, one of my colleagues told me I had a beautiful figure and asked why I cover it up? I told her I just don't like the feel of tight trousers and tops and I feel more comfy in other garments. I love the current Vic sartorial shift!
    Glaf those workers appreciate your efforts. I think the day we are too 'proud or think ourselves too good to be able to do a humble job is a sad day. I used to love it when I used to do the cleaning of the church once a month when I was 22 because the other person on my team was the Director of our local Primary Care Trust. Her with her big, important, busy job spending her Saturday morning polishing, hoovering a church.
    Your edibles are looking superb! Little bit jealous! I picked some kale from the school raiser bed today. Totally forgotten about it until now! Can't wait for the growing season to begin in earnest. I just put some tomatoes in to germinate as well as some peppers.

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    1. Exactly. I can't be doing with restricting clothes either. I used to get that "you've got a lovely figure, you need to show it off more" a lot, too but as long as we're happy with our bodies I don't see why we need anyone else to appreciate them!
      How wonderful that you cleaned the church with that high-flier. I bet cleaning helped her switch off from the stresses of her "normal" life. xx

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  30. Hooray that Stephen is all healthy.

    Your veggies look fab - all we have is leeks! But we do have lot of leeks. Purple sprouting broccoli is delicious, I prefer it to the big green stuff the supermarkets sell.

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    1. Always a worry, these cats of ours!
      I'm hoping we'll get a bit more purple spriuting broccoli, the plants are massive but the crops are teeny. x

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  31. First off, I think your town council should hire you and Jon, or at least pay you for all the litter picking you do. It should be up to all of us to pick up after ourselves but sadly, there are some folks who think there will always be someone else to clean up their mess. I'm glad to hear that Stephen is still hale and hearty. Sylvester turned 10 last summer and I hope he's still got a bunch of good years ahead.

    The pattern on the Anokhi jacket you won is so Fab! I love the leather vest - that is something I would have worn out to a club when I was in my 20's too. I feel very similar to you about wearing revealing clothing at this point in my life. I don't like things to be too tight, or too short that I can't go about my regular business without adjusting my clothing. That said, I still like wearing short skirts in the cold weather layered over thick tights. My legs are still in good shape so I might as well enjoy them while I've got them.

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  32. Haha I also used to go out in a similar jerkin and fishnets! I'm in awe of your litter picking. We had a load in our front garden the other week I was livid that someone just lobbed it over the hedge, what is wrong with some people??

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  33. I’m starting to feel less ‘me’ in shorter items too.
    How odd that the jacket was listed as a blouse? It’s clearly a jacket - and a lovely one at that, you are finding some fabulous items!
    The things we get excited about are funny, you with your washing line (I totally get it), and me with a new front door handles. These things are exciting, no matter what anyone else says!! :)
    xx

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