The Return of Bartimaeus
A week on Monday (fingers crossed). Not sure I’ve ever looked forward to anything as much. Now, what to wear…
The season of the chicest clothes, nicest food and X Factor. Oh, and mellow fruitfulness etc.
Feathered hairbands, jewelled flats, pearls and zipped corsages. Perfect for enriching a plain outfit.
Oreo Chocolate Cream cookies
I’m addicted to these. Like Bourbon creams, but darker and saltier. And way too moreish as a result.
They’re back in the shops! (Though not quite weather for them yet)… These stop my winters as a dress-wearer from being miserable (in fact they make mine cosy and snug, indeed, smug, whilst I watch others drag trouserhems through puddles and sleet). I collect coloured ones wherever I find them, and have, so far, charcoal, red, pink, mauve and several shades of purple. What colours will I add this year, I wonder?
And a disappointment every year, it seems. Luckily I refrained from too many sundress purchases this year!
Salads for lunch
Bring on the homemade soups and stews.
Soggy post-downpour feet are no fun.
Lovely dresses cheapened by an excess of studs, cheap diamantes, ruffles and hitched hems (sometimes all on the same item!). Less is more (accessories!)
X Factor Auditions
I don’t like the circus style format, and am bored already of the freak-freak-freak-ASBO-diamond-freak-freak-freak-ASBO-diamond rigmarole. Bring on the live shows!