Well, that’s that. The tree and decorations are down and here we are in 2021. How do you feel about that? Me, I’m a little deflated and flat, and tbh, a tad anxious, what with this new variant currently rampaging around the UK. And, oh my word, I began this post on Monday and by Tuesday we are back into a nation-wide UK lockdown for some weeks, if not months. I am restraining myself and not saying a word, apart from, goodness, what a surprise, not. There will be a post on My Other Blog soon, probably next week.
The weather here isn’t helping my mood either as we have the kind of cold that gets into your bones, it’s a damp cold and comes with a lot of grey clouds. However, even with the greyness there’s a beauty to the sky and when the sun breaks through….
We’ve had lot of walks with similar scenes of the the sun shining on the sea.
Not that I managed to take a photo of the three people that were swimming. but would you believe it, on days like this with the sea as flat as a pancake there’s always someone swimming in the sea, and as the temperatures are hovering around 0C(32F) hats off to their physical fitness!
So what to do about lightening our mood and moving away from the gloom of the grey days and our abysmal…. nope, stop! Because, there’s always a way to move towards light, laughter and love. So… first of all, I shall be connecting as per usual with my family and my grandchildren; and every day I shall contact one friend via email first then a phone call, or WhatsApp/FaceTime; and, furthermore, I shall put on the slap and dress up.
Here to illustrate this are my last charity shop buys for several months.
On one of my last trawls through the stock of my local charity shop I found this dress. I pounced, as note it has long sleeves. It also has pockets, yay!
It feels really good on as it fits so well.
Yes, I am wearing my fur-lined boots indoors! I’ve teamed the dress with a sparkly necklace and belt. This dress is a keeper.
And then in the same shop on the same day I found this fur-trimmed jacket.
It’s in reality a very black colour, so I’ve lightened the photo for you to see the detail. All totally fake fur I hasten to add, I mean do I need to say that? I don’t know that real fur is on sale now. Anyway, it’s a lovely jacket for some time in the future when I jolly well will wear it – a lot! I think it will be best with black trousers, but here it is falling off my shoulders with the new dress.
Yes, I am that shallow that wearing makeup and a good outfit lightens my mood! But people anything that makes you feel better during these challenging days is OK. Mind you I also need to keep warm, so a brisk walk and bundling up is also the name of the game here in the UK.
I hope all of you are keeping well and safe, and here’s to hope and good things to come in the latter part of this year. But do let me know your coping strategies as I think we can all learn from each other 🙂
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper