I’ve had a busy few days over Easter which was glorious for the UK. We had hot weather, which was lovely. I don’t usually like hot weather mainly because it doesn’t suit me (Sottish genes) and I’m suspicious of the heat anyway (more about that in the next post). But the weather was just right for me. In fact, it was so good, I got out all my summer clothes and had that mammoth washing session that’s necessary to spruce them up so they’re ready to wear. And I wore short sleeves, but did I take any pix, no I didn’t!
Anyway, it’s back to typical UK weather, where it’s raining, quite windy and much cooler. But not as cold as it was when, before that lovely Easter weather, I wore this to the gym.
There’s fur in those boots so probably not wearing them again. The only thrifted item is the skirt but the woolly jumper was gifted and the boots were bought in a sale!
On Easter Monday, my kids and their partners and my grandson came over and instead of the ubiquitous roast I used one of Jamie Oliver’s 5 ingredients recipes and cooked a shoulder of lamb that takes 6 hours to slow roast. Click here for the recipe. I served it with couscous with added roast peppers plus French beans. I’m so glad to have found this recipe as I find the logistics of serving up a roast with all the trimmings so boring and actually quite hard work. This recipe is the easiest thing to cook ever – yay!
Today I’m off to Lewes to see my grandson again as I’ve kind of baby-sat (but I don’t use that term now as he’s 13) one day a week for years now. I cook their evening meal and wait for my daughter to return from her one long full day at work and then go home to Mr F.
Hey, you could help me here. When I’m in Lewes I’ll drop into a dress agency, which I’ve been using to sell my slightly better and/or interesting label thrifted clothes. But I do get some returned and I’m wondering if this might be given back to me.
If it does – should I keep or not? Wasn’t sure about it but I do like coats – what do you think?
On Wednesday we went up to London to the Tate Modern again, which, after the V&A, is one of my favourite places in the world. I think you might have guessed that going to art exhibitions is my thing. We saw two, one was lovely but quite conventional, Pierre Bonnard, and the other, Dorothea Tanning was kind of mind-blowing! Just wow to have that experience in an art gallery.
The black skirt got an outing.
The friends we met up at the exhibition loved his landscapes, but we preferred his still lives and the slightly quirky cropped paintings of his muse: his beloved wife.
My kind of painting, that is.
However, the Dorothea Tanning exhibition was on another level – very challenging and so interesting. Is that a fish?
No, but what is it?
Well, apparently it’s a pin-cushion. But actually, there was so much more to this exhibition, including some fairly disturbing material concerning the idea of family, which resonated, I can tell you. I want to go again.
The view from the Tate to St. Paul’s.
And the Thames on our short walk to Blackfriars station.
What makes your heart sing? For me it’s London and art exhibitions – how about you?
That’s all for now
With love, Penny, the Frugalfashionshopper