After a busy day at work on Saturday (it's going fine, thanks for asking), I had a more leisurely time of it yesterday.
I know, I know.
That coat and that waistcoat again.
I'm not apologising any more for their repeated appearances. They're my favourites; whaddayagonnado?
I need no encouragement at all to support small, independent and local traders. And when there is a vintage and craft market in my local area, which is calling itself the Sheffield Antiques Quarter these days, I am more than happy to browse and do some Christmas shopping.
The market was fun, and I actually managed to tick several friends off my gift-buying list.
Even better, some of the stalls were in the Abbeydale Picture House. It's another iconic Sheffield building that I have only ever been in once before.
It's thoroughly dilapidated, but still atmospheric in its ruined grandeur.
It would beat going to a multiplex any day, but the resources needed to renovate the building are huge.
There was a massive pile of dusty seats...
...and gorgeous architectural details.
Saturday night at the movies was rather more sumptuous, back in Picture House's heyday.
1980s Windsmoor skirt and 1970s blouse - Ebay
Waistcoat, beret and bangles - charity shopped
Ankle boots - community fair
Tights - no idea, I didn't even remember I had them
Rudolph necklace - Patti's giveaway
Faux fur coat - vintage fair
I loved this 1950s singles case...
...which was still full of an eclectic mix of 1950-60s records, including Frank Sinatra, Cliff Richard and the Rolling Stones. And Wink Martindale. Of course.
As I walked home, the sky was doing all sorts of dramatic things...
...which led to the most beautiful sunset.
I'm doing the killer shift tomorrow, finishing at 11.15pm. I may well not be smiling by that stage.
There's socialising as well as work planned this week. The Ladies' Purse are in quizzing action to celebrate Sue's birthday on Wednesday, and my friend Alison has invited a bunch of us round on Friday, with the exhortation to wear something sparkly. I'm fairly sure I can manage that!
What have you got planned for the week?