You’d think that with Ben at school, and Daisy visiting her Grandparents twice a week, I’d be able to get absolutely loads of blogging and work done, but apparently not. I’ve been a bit quiet on the blogger front over the last week or so – school has been half-days only, which means an awful lot of to-ing and fro-ing, and I find the time I do have to myself I either spend working frantically (Christmas is coming, don’t you know, and us copywriters are a poorly paid lot…) or twirling my hair and fretting about how Ben’s getting on.
That said, there are heaps and heaps of things I’m really looking forward to; a new season seems to inspire me to make plans and embark on new projects (we’ll just forget the half finished ones under the sofa….). I’ve been pulling out all my winter clothes over the last week or so; blouses and shirts, boots, scarves and my absolute favourite, my vintage mustard coat – although I’m a definite summer-lover, I do find it much easier to dress in the colder months. I’ve been scouring eBay for vintage and second-hand lovelies, which means there’ll probably be a post with my thrifty finds coming up…. I’ve had a quick nose at the LFW week coverage, but to be honest, I don’t pay much attention to trends – at the ripe old age of thirty, I (finally) know what I like to wear and what suits me. (After deliberating for about three months, I did buy these shoes, though, and can’t wait to wear them with some ankle length trousers!)
Winter is my favourite time to catch up on reading as well, so I’ve been pulling out all the books I want to finish this year (most of which will probably go back into the shelves unread, sigh). I got an incredible book for my birthday this year on Schiaparelli and Prada with the most beautiful photographs, so I’m going to dedicate some time to that if nothing else. I’m reading a lot of books on the 1930’s and 40’s at the moment; it’s the most fascinating period to me, and I’m a complete history geek. I recently discovered that you can go on a ‘Blitz Walk‘ in London, so I’m trying to find the time (and funds!) to make my annual trip up there – another reason for cramming in as much work as possible!
Finally, I’m reading up on the flea markets and antique fairs of France, and applying for a passport – I’ve been longing to go on a vintage hunting trip for years, and now I’ve finally convinced the husband. Hurrah!