Posted: 25/09/2017 at 17:02
Having spent years working in an office environment that required suits and ties for men and the equivalent "smart" attire for women (but not obligatory heels) I was very happy to embrace t-shirts and jeans with just one or two smarter trousers and tops. Then we started dancing and skirts snuck in. That meant an annual raid on M&S for fair trade t-shirts and any cotton skirts they had on sale and an occasional gander round markets.
Always a nightmare trying to find something more dressy or formal for balls and weddings so I started sewing again and enjoy it more than I have for a long while. Just as well as I have no idea about clothes shops round here. Occasionally I buy cotton tops and tunics online from those Brave people who do bras and clothes for gifted women - always in the sales and I find them very good but all their frocks are way too short for me now I'm 27 and not that short either.
Been having a lovely grubby time cleaning muck and old finishes off a dining table and chairs, rescuing autumn daffs from the masons digger and pruning the lower stems from 2 mophead hydrangeas. OH decided to clear the long grass and weeds from along the north side of the ruin where I've been hiding pots from the heat of the midday sun and discovered they were so shallow rooted they just came up leaving lovely bare soil. I now have a 150cm wide bed along the whole length......... Cardboard for now and then put the pots back to hold it down till I have time to think about how to plant it up.
Clari - our pair are dozy too but it'll soon be time for walkies and that should get them moving.