I don't seem to have got my act together to do an awful lot this week.
No, I'm not blaming the dreary weather (though it doesn't help the spirits).
I just seem to be struggling to get myself going - anyone else feeling like that?
So if I've got a touch of the blues, I might as well wear them too.
This is a dress which lovely Emma Kate sent me a while back, in the same parcel as a wonderfully colourful patchwork maxi skirt, seen here.
Yeah, I know it is probably (oh alright - definitely) a nightdress.
It's brushed nylon and has 1970s written all over it.
So it's obviously far too fabulous not to wear out and about.
That little navy-gravy-petrol suede waistcoat is coming in very handy as an extra layer. A cardigan would cover up those delicious sleeves, and that would be a sin.
Yesterday, my mate Jo suggested we visit the Nichols Building, an antiques and crafts centre, so we did.
The area round and about has seen better days, there are plenty of boarded up businesses and pubs, the odd burnt out building, and it's all a bit desolate.
The Nichols Building used to house a grocery wholesale business, and still has the original Victorian tiles in the entrance.
There is an eclectic mix of vintage clothing, homewares and furniture, vinyl, and crafts.
A sale rail? 99p an item? That will do nicely!
Sadly this 1960s halterneck maxi dress wasn't on it...
Great kitchen display...
...and the living room is rather cool too.
Plenty to look at and admire, but I only bought a couple of dresses; at 99p, it would have been rude not to.
The slinky black 1970s disco dress and the purple/white 1960s Hawaiian dress caught my eye.
All the other bits and bobs are charity shop finds from the last week or so.
Tiny 1950-60s ceramic elephants - 50p
Hornsea OBD vase - £2
1950s (bakelite/celluloid/early plastic?) eggcups - 50p
1950s pitcher - £2
I assumed this was a carafe for water or a milk jug, but apparently it is a syrup pitcher. I've never heard of one of those before, but I can picture one in an American diner in the 1950s. Although I must say that lid look pure Deco to me.
That's what I love about charity shopping - you never know what you're going to find that you've never seen before.
Now if this rain could see its way to stopping, I'd be very grateful; there's a flea market with my name on it tomorrow, and it's tricky negotiating the stalls with an umbrella.
PS. I rang HR again. Still no news on the job front.
It's not as though they're selecting a new Pope, is it? What can possibly be taking so long?