18 years ago I took a Saturday job for extra money in an outdoor clothing shop. With discount I bought a lilac coloured front zip fleece jacket. I still have this jacket. I have never felt the urge to get rid of it. It doesn’t seem to age when I wash it. I think with my discount even back then it was 10pounds and I remember at the time justifying my spend to myself. I thought that was old until I realised I have a black skirt that comes out for occasions that I bought in a sale just after the birth of my twin sons. I use to be a size 10-12 after the first 3 pregnancies. Having twins must have been a step too far for my body, so I needed a size 14. My sons are now 28. Now that’s what you call getting your moneys worth. I also have 3 pairs of Marks and Spencer black trousers that I wore to work. I bought 3 pairs at the time as they were a good comfy fit. I still wear them 12 years later. One pair is a bit frayed at the bottom so they are gardening trousers. If I walk down a town high street I am amazed at all the shops that sell clothes. How many clothes does a human need?
Saturday, 4 November 2017
Wednesday, 1 November 2017
I had a glass gain today. There was a house clearance in the extended family. My cousins partners’ Mum sadly died. They did not want to be bothered with the ornaments and trinkets. I had a look through the box and found 6 crystal champagne glasses. (I don’t drink champagne but they look pretty) Some wine glasses, a pretty set of 3 owls, 2 birds and a hedgehog. I am thrilled with these. They are things I could never justify buying for myself. The ornaments are Swarovski Crystal. I didn’t really know this lady but photographs tell me she was a lady who took good care of herself and her home. I will take good care of these things. I know that as humans we don’t need lots of clutter but these are pleasing on the eye so that has to be a positive thing. A bit more to dust.
No more progress on the van today. I need to get in there tomorrow and try to perk up the shower room. I have been in the shed to see what paint is available and I think it will be rose white. Probably a bit feminine for the OH but he will learn to live with it. I am sad we haven’t done an overnighter yet but the seasons roll around quickly and we can look forward to our adventures.