Saturday, 19 September 2015

Purple Dress and sign of Cold Weather

There was a sale of summer clothes in my charity shop this week and I just could not resist this short sleeved dress. It is a little shorter in length than I would have liked but at £2.00 I had to buy it! I may not wear it very often this year as it is starting to get colder but no doubt it will appear during weekends next summer.

My pyracantha shrubs are loaded with berries this year and this is said to be a sign of a cold winter. The berries will be stripped by a variety of garden birds during the next few months and it is fun to watch them from the lounge window and count the different species.

The on-set of autumn will mean that I will soon need to bring out my warmer winter clothes. I will also no doubt find a few charity shop winter bargains to post on during the coming weeks.

Saturday, 12 September 2015

New Skirt for Work

I was really pleased to buy this skirt a few days ago. It is the length that I prefer for modesty reasons and I will wear it regularly to work during the next few weeks. It originally came from Marks and Spencer and cost me £3.50. I am still wearing skirts to the office and will continue to do so until the weather gets really cold with morning frosts. I somehow feel more comfortable in skirts when the weather is reasonably warm.
I bought the top some time ago and rediscovered it recently in the back of a drawer. It came from New Look - purchased new with some birthday money - so not all of my clothes come from charity shops! Do you ever rediscover clothes that you have forgotten about?

Saturday, 5 September 2015

2015 A Walk through History and a Jumper

On Bank Holiday Monday we visited a local Walk Through History where people dress in costumes representing various periods in history from medieval times to World War II and re-enact battles. We went to a similar event last year and enjoyed ourselves again this year despite the showery weather
18th Century - American War of Independence - I think


World War II

This fine horse was the main attraction at the First World War display

The afternoon concluded with a wild west shoot out - including women with rifles!
My chairity shop find this week is this black top. The weather here in the UK has suddenly become colder as we move into September and a jumper or a thick cardigan has become necessary for going outside. Thankfully it has become much drier. The top cost me £3.00 and I have a feeling I am going to get a lot of wear out of it in the next few weeks.