After my last post someone said to me, ‘you could stain your legs’, and described how her mother used tea, and then a brown pencil to imitate the back seam of those old-fashioned stockings. Wow, that was an evocative glimpse of the past that brought memories of my mother to
Hello again I thought I ought to get this post to you before the end of the month. I help to run a small film society, and our film for June was ‘Cycling with Moliere‘ which was delightful and, unsurprisingly, very, very French! It was less popular than the previous
Gosh, it’s taking a wee bit longer than we anticipated to change the look of the blog, as even the IT wiz Mr frugalfashionshopper is finding it a bit of a challenge. But it is happening and you’ll be the first to know when it’s ready, which will probably be
When I was younger I didn’t seek out charity shops – did they even exist in the 60s? If they did I never went into one. But I did wear second-hand clothing because I did frequent, what we call in the UK, jumble sales, which were run by charities. I’ve
Another month, another post on hats for Judith Boyd’s monthly Hat Attack. Hello again to everyone in the hat loving community! This post, however, shows a hat that I wouldn’t wear around town, lovely as it is with its tulle covering and navy feather. Instead this post is a homage to my mother.
I was in London last week. It’s 50 years since I started nursing (yes, I am that old) and I was meeting up with around 30 of the April 1965 set. Gosh, I was young then in more ways than one. But it was great fun living in a nurses’
Every now and then I go out shopping for something that’s not second-hand. I’ve had quite an expensive month, what with going to a physio (my back is improving but it’s all about the morning exercises because I missed a couple of days and felt the consequences) and then my
Hello again to the hat loving community across the world! I’m joining in with another of Judith Boyd’s wonderful Hat Attack sessions – hi everyone! Anyway, here’s a beauty I picked up in my local charity shop for a fiver – that’s £5 or just over 7 US dollars. I love this
There are times, you know, when I do more exercise in my head than in actuality. If you asked me a couple of weeks ago how much exercise I did, I’d be saying ‘oh, I go to seniors gym and do a yoga session once a week’. But do I?
While I was away I wrote a guest blog for the wonderful Tricia of LookFabulousForever makeup –do have a look. Through this post I got several new followers, so a big welcome to you and thank you for the follow – I appreciate my readers immensely. Anyway a few of days