Dapper and I made a point of doing as little as possible this weekend. We were both under the weather, fighting off head colds and the like, and not up to much of anyone else’s company. But we did venture into Knowle on Saturday morning, to visit the butcher, the green grocer and the charity shopping emporiums.
I picked up a few bargains, including this navy blue broderie anglaise button-through dress. I took it into the fitting rooms along with two other items, a size 12 top and skirt and a size 14 skirt. The size 14 skirt was too big. The size 12 outfit was too small. And this size 10 dress was just right.
Dancing with the dog – I couldn’t have staged this photo if I had tried!
Outside one charity shop was a stand full of long-handled umbrellas at £3 each. I almost swooned when I saw this gorgeous black one, new with tags and the plastic protector still over the tassle. I just love the parasol shape.
I also found a couple of books – a folio edition of one of my absolute favourites, The Name of the Rose, and a wonderfully-kitsch-covered biography of Queen Elizabeth II by Richard Dimbleby – David’s brother – which I frankly just want to frame!
I arrived home feeling more than a little happy with my haul! As you can no doubt tell by the sheer number of umbrella/new frock photos I posed for…
Incidentally, I’m wearing the new dress today. So you can expect one more shot before the day it out!