First of all – here’s wishing you all the very best for 2019!
Well, the new year is here so have you made any New Year resolutions? Actually I haven’t, because I think I’m done with those as I often make some vague (albeit sincere) promises at the beginning of the year, and then either find it very hard to keep them or they’re broken instantly. Instead, I’ll look back over some of my bargain buys (briefly), and then look forward to things that I’m definitely doing over the coming months.
My best buy for winter wear absolutely has to be the yellow coat at £5 from a charity shop in Poole Dorset.
That, worn with my new yellow pom-pom hat and last year’s yellow scarf, is my favourite outerwear for the grey, and now, today, quite cold winter weather in the UK.
My best summer wear was a dress bought new, but I love the understated, slightly 50s look to it and, boy was it cool as I walked along the hot streets of London town. It’s worn here with one of those packable hats and a thin Hennes jacket, which quickly got rolled up and put into that yellow backpack, and that backpack, although bought new, has earned its place in my best-buys as I wear it nearly every day, even now in the winter.
Two things stand out in 2019 and one of them coming along is something I don’t look forward to. Yes, it’s that B word, which I won’t say another thing about here, but I will be writing about it in My Other Blog – icon on the side or at the bottom if viewing this your phone. Incidentally nothing new there since that last week before Christmas. We await further developments…..
Sooo, to keep my sanity through this year, here is my latest development!!!
Yes, that’s my makeup drawer! This is where I write my blogs, in my bedroom. It is my space and where a lot of thinking, researching and writing goes on, but what has surprised my friends when I show them round our small and minimalist flat is that the drawers of this desk are not full of stationery, instead they’re full of makeup. Oh, they say, I thought these drawers would contain something to do with your work. But I reply, this is my work – or it will be. Now, I absolutely am not stopping writing this blog. Writing is my first love and I shall never, ever, stop posting about the great bargains I find in charity shops, along with issues that are important to us all as we age. However, it is good to have a project, and this is a big one for me. I have been thinking about getting out of my comfort zone and going on YouTube to do makeup videos for some time now, but rather like when I started blogging (and also when I changed the site) it does take time. Mainly, because there is so much to learn, in effect, I am making little films for you. And I hesitate to say I’m trying to make it perfect before I plunge into the arena of YouTube – because, people, the videos absolutely won’t be perfect. This is going to be a big learning curve and all I can say is it will be rather like the start of this blog – there will be developments and improvements over the coming weeks and months and, I hope, years.
Anyway, rather than dithering around and saying no it can’t be put up yet, because of this and because of that (which I have been doing for several weeks) I’m going to jump in – like right now!!!! And no, I haven’t got hundreds of videos up there – just the one – and it’s my introduction, which will take you all of one and half minutes to watch. Sooo, click here for that. And then next week, I shall put up my first makeup video. Yes, in next week’s post I will write more about why I’m doing this (I have serious reasons) and also we’ll look at what you could get from watching me putting on makeup.
Actually do have a look at the video as there’s a big fat red sign at the end of the one and half minutes, which says SUBSCRIBE. I do hope you will. I mean, the YouTube thing is very different to a blog and you won’t get an email to tell you every time I post (or upload) on YouTube like you do with Frugalfashionshopper, so you have to look. And I guess there may be different communities of people who go on YouTube but don’t do blogs and vice versa. But hey, if you’re not a YouTuber why not give my videos a try, it could be fun! And I’d love to have you accompanying me as I learn to make these films and, of course, share my makeup tips with you!
More news of this next week, but that’s all for now, although, here’s me saying again (and I won’t go on about it once it’s up and running) do go on to that link and subscribe! Thanks!
Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. I shall also be posting about fitness and health, and de-cluttering and the guru Marie Kondo, currently on Netflix very soon.