It is so warm for the time of year here in the UK. Maybe next week it’s going to be cooler, but I’ve heard that one before. Well let’s see, because although I should be enjoying the heat of the sun on my face, really i) this is not good
Are we costing the earth with our love of clothes? Because 235 million items of unwanted items of clothing will, apparently, end up in a UK landfill this Spring (says a study commissioned by Sainsbury’s). Wow! That seems an awful lot. Ever the researcher I wonder how they extrapolated those
This cruise was, for us, quite a different experience from our other cruises, mainly because it was an American cruise line. I mean, first and foremost, we felt as though we were the only Brits on the ship, which, btw, we loved! But it was a big, big ship (we
I haven’t bought any charity shop clothes for some time. I’ve looked but kept to two of my golden rules: i) don’t drop your standards, and ii) only buy exactly what you need. And I succeeded in not saying, ‘oooh I must have that’, which is something I admit I do
Three generations on my father’s side were Scottish cotton handloom weavers. It was at one time a worthy trade, with these home based weavers commanding high wages, but progress and the spinning jenny took over. My great-grandfather, John Hislop, was a weaver for only a short time. He left Scotland
As I write this I’m wearing jeans bought from Primark. They are the only jeans that fit my legs, and they’re sold at a price that I can afford. I love Primark jeans and currently have three pairs in three different colours. But once again Primark has been the news.
I do admit to the occasional foray into two High Street shops, both beginning with the capital P. OK, let me be up-front about this, *deep breath*. Yes, I do shop at Peacocks and Primark. And why is that? Because these shops are cheap. And also the only jeans I