It has been a very blustery day here in South Devon, but we dodged showers and had it not been for the wind it would’ve been a lovely winter’s day. First port of call was to the barber for husband. He now looks much tidier, his thatch having been trimmed. While he was there I popped into the charity shop (it styles itself a boutique) to off load some magazines. This is the first time I can remember that I’ve voluntarily parted with some of my vast collection of style magazines but once I’d made up my mind to clear some space, I found it didn’t upset me at all. I just took a year’s supply of this magazine off the shelf and placed it in my shopping basket and next time I go there, another complete year’s supply will go, too.
The window in this charity shop is always well dressed and today was no exception. In the right hand window are currently some rather nice architectural prints. I didn’t investigate the prices as I wasn’t interested in buying them myself, but they were in excellent condition and would look superb in the right setting. The other window had evening dresses …
The windows are very difficult to photograph as there is so much reflection from the cars parked close by and the school and trees across the road.
On my way to the barber’s, where husband was being attended to, I popped into a mini-market for bread and saw some bunches of lovely purple and white lisianthus … how could I resist those? They don’t usually last long, unlike chrysanthemums, but I think they are much prettier. I associate chrysanthemums with autumn and now I crave the colours of spring, and purple and white fit the bill.
I haven’t arranged them yet; I’ve cut an inch or two off the stems and they are having a good long drink overnight; tomorrow I will decide which jug or vase to put them in.
We then went to Waitrose, our favourite supermarket, for few things (not much as we still have items from our pre-Christmas, pre-New Year shop that are still suitable to eat) and then we went to our favourite sea front hotel where we had sandwiches and hot chocolate.
This was a lovely treat after being incarcerated for so long … apart from Christmas Day at younger son’s home, Boxing Day at elder son’s home, and a quick visit to Waitrose last Saturday morning (and then dashing straight back home again as I just didn’t feel well enough even for coffee out) this was our first trip out since before Christmas, because of the cough and cold we have both had, and the very cold and very wet weather. The beef sandwiches were lovely, and the hot chocolate was delicious.
Then home, for a snooze in front of the fire with my latest magazine which had arrived while we were out …
The new jigsaw puzzle arrived yesterday and that has been started … it is entitled The Man Cave. I wonder who first coined this expression? Anyway, it’s filled with all the things that the artist assumes that men like … an old juke box, a bubble gum machine, a dog curled up on a leather chair, a dart board, a model airplane, demi-johns brewing beer, cricket bat and pads, a rugby ball … none of which my husband is actually interested in, but it certainly makes for an interesting puzzle as there are no great expanses of grass or sky of trees to fill in, which can be boring and laborious.
By the same post yesterday, my latest book arrived …
I have photographed it on my red, black and white silk scarf as I think it suits the book, but whether the book will suit me is another matter! It just seemed like a good idea at the time, but not quite sure now!
Until next time.