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Planning for Travel: Here We Go Again.

We’re planning for travel this winter. Not actually travelling, but reading and researching and dreaming of our next big trip.

fashion

Shopping Memories: The Indulgent Years

In between being a poor student, an underpaid young teacher, and an aspiring ethical shopper, I had a few indulgent years. The years when I had enough money to buy what I wanted. And did.

books

On Being Sick … and Reading in Bed

I’ve been sick this past week with a killer cold. Thank god for reading in bed, is all I can say.

fashion

Fessing Up About Slow Fashion

I’m taking wardrobe inventory this week. Looking at what I bought in 2019, and assessing how I’m doing in my efforts to be a more ethical shopper.

life

Christmas Doings

Wishing you a fabulous Christmas and all the wonderful black and white Christmas movies you can stand. Everyone knows the old movies are the best.

fashion

Are You Guilty of Accessory Excess?

I’ve been musing about accessories lately. Can I still be considered an accessory minimalist? Or am I guilty of accessory excess?

fashion

Fair Isle Sweater Weather

It’s Fair Isle sweater weather. Cold, crisp, and sunny. Fair Isle sweaters are on trend this season. And I just happen to have several that I made myself.

life

Try a Little Kindness

In these crazy, chaotic, angry times we all need a little kindness.

fashion

Ongoing Closet Goal: Wearing Old Stuff

My closet goal this fall is to wear what I own, to wear all the old stuff in my closet. But I needed something new to be able to do that.

books

Hunkering Down With My Book

When darkness comes early you’ll find us hunkered down with a good book. Or three. Here’s what we’ve been reading.

life

Home and Away.

The best kind of travel is when you feel at home no matter where you are.

fashion

What Are You Obsessed With Right Now?

I’m getting cranky again over all the hyperbole on the internet. I mean. Can we all just get over being “obsessed” with everything?

life

Best Laid Plans And All That

I’m at my mum’s this week. And our best laid plans have fallen apart. All because of a couple of silly choices and a bad back.

fashion

Make Dressing Easy. So Easy.

I’m looking for a few outfits to make dressing easy. Outfits that will be easy to haul out of the closet, pull on, and look good.

life

That Old Birth Lottery Thing Again.

This week of Remembrance Day I’m remembering our trip to Bosnia-Herzegovina. And thanking my lucky stars not to have seen my country torn apart by war.