It’s almost mid-May and up to a few days ago I was still wearing socks and long-sleeved winter woolies and sleeping under a winter duvet. Last week we had frosts in the morning – it’s been so unseasonably cold here in the UK. And yet it’ll be June next month which is when the nights start to draw in. But amazing news! Over the last few days our weather has changed and taken a step towards summer temperatures. Just maybe it’s time to take down the rest of my summer clothes from the top of my wardrobe and put away the last of my winter clothes.
Anyway, as I am a keen wearer of skirts I popped in to my local charity shop and pounced on this skirt.
It’s a Cos skirt and I got it for just £7 – a bargain I’d say.
The beads are also recently charity shopped – I do love that colour! Tee and sandals are very old, but how good it is to go bare footed!
As you know I love skirts and this one is a keeper. And hey it has pockets!
Well, how are things with all of you? In the UK we are nearing the time (next Monday) when we will be able to mix inside with our family and friends. I have to say I still have a certain hesitancy about this relaxation of the lockdown, and won’t be rushing off to the pub, or to restaurants, or, sadly, the cinema. After all, I am in the age group that is the most vulnerable to this ghastly virus and we’ve spent a whole year avoiding it through avoiding people and places – it is hard to adjust.
In her most recent blog Tricia Cusden of Look Fabulous Forever wrote a wonderful piece on her anxiety and how she felt about getting back to normal behaviour. I so relate to what she wrote. We’ve been conditioned to not mix and meet people, and not do things or go anywhere for months and months, and now we can… oh, yes, ummm, how do we do that? I do feel a bit of an idiot, being so cautious. But actually it is rational to be wary as this pandemic is not over yet, and personally I shall continue wearing a mask when going into shops and public transport for quite some time.
Anyway, I too have given myself a good talking to, but on the plus side I can tell you I have met up with my two children in their respective gardens a lot, and seen my two grandchildren Oscar (aged 6 months) and Jesse (aged 15) and it’s just heaven to do this.
So tell me how are you all getting on?
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper
P.S. Today (Thursday 13 May) it is grey and raining in Brighton, and there’s a lot of rain elsewhere around the UK, but it’s still warmer than it has been – long may that continue.