January 2016 archive

THIS OLD HEART OF MINE

To find an original, red telephone box in the UK these days can be rather rare and sighting one can feel fortuitous, especially when that telephone box happens to be located in the small, rural village where your parents live. Most Sundays, John and I take the short drive out of town, through scenic countryside […] Read more…

THE BUSY GIRL’S GUIDE TO FINDING CLOTHES IN CHARITY SHOPS

Without thinking, I almost titled this post: ‘The Working Girl’s Guide to Finding Clothes in Charity Shops’ Thank goodness I considered it more; that would have been a different post entirely! As part of my ‘What I Thrifted’ series, I’ve shared my charity shop finds in many outfit posts but I’ve never written about how I […] Read more…

INTO THE WOODS :: THE PLEDGE

I’m starting this year with a pledge rather than a ban. Let’s face it, I could be called shallow, but finding a thrifty bargain to make a new-to-me outfit makes me way happier than it probably should. Why would I want to stop? Because I’m now the proud owner of a collection of clothes that […] Read more…

BYGONE TIMES :: WHAT I THRIFTED #20

The first working week after any school holiday always hits me hard. I’m a rushed blur of breakfast on the run, smudged mascara and arriving with minutes to spare, who isn’t? By the time the weekend rolls around, I feel like I’ve well and truly earned a break- time to switch off from planning, differentiation […] Read more…

WHAT I THRIFTED #17 #18 #19 :: AIN’T NO SWAN SONG

  Swans: fiercely loyal and loving, swans seek a partner for life. So, it was rather heartbreaking for my swan jumper to be seeking its mate almost 18 months since its purchase. It’s not that I didn’t love my £2.49 charity shop find: I simply hadn’t found its perfect companion. Would it be this jumper’s […] Read more…

LOUCHE, CAMERA… ACTION!

Happy new year, folks! We made it to the other side, hello 2016! The Christmas tree is down, January blues are setting in and I guess we’re all looking ahead with the hope that 2016 will be a year to remember. I try my best not to dwell on the past, nor to make new […] Read more…