I had lots of plans for today.
Finish off my Christmas shopping, get cards and parcels to the Post Office, deliver some local cards, breathe a sigh of relief.
As it is, I am housebound with a poorly child, but I can at least do a blog post, and catch up on all your news from the weekend!
Hmm, probably should have worn a slip under that skirt to stop it hugging my legs like a clingy toddler, but never mind.
I had a lovely time round at my friend Alison's on Friday evening, where the theme was sparkles. Did I remember to take any photos of the assembled ladies in their sparkly glory? I did not. Bad blogger.
I took just the one photo. Of my drink.
Sparkling rose with extra (edible) glitter, of course.
I wore silver lurex head to toe but you'll just have to imagine it...
Blimey, I could have someone's eye out with that frontage.
A few of you have been curious about what I wear to work, so I'll show you.
Here I am setting off for my shift on Saturday, snapped on the doorstep by Eldest.
Dull, isn't it? Looks better with the houndstooth poncho (a gift from Sarah) but a black dress and black cardigan? So not me.
At least my Ravel loafers are getting some use; I bought them on Ebay ages ago and haven't worn them much, but I am finding being on my feet for hours quite a strain, and comfortable shoes are invaluable.
I'm working Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week, I'll be too knackered for Christmas! And I'm working on Boxing Day, the first day of the sale, so that will be crazy. Retail is hard!
1970s skirt, top, scarf, belt and bangles - charity shopped
1960s Tricoville knit coat - vintage fair
1980s boots - Second to None (never was £8 better spent)
All these photos seem really scuzzy and muddy to me; no idea why, maybe it's just the poor light conditions and my cheap-ish point and press camera.
So - some Christmas cards are written, but not all (I ran out); some presents are bought and wrapped, but not all (I am disorganised); and no decorations are up in the house, including the tree, languishing in its box in the cellar (I am unmotivated). I think I'll wait until anyone (the man or the kids) mentions it, and if they don't, it just might stay there.
Big balls to it!
I'll be joining Patti and the lovely ladies at Visible Monday, but not in my work clothes; I feel drab and dull in those, which renders them ineligible.
Hope you have had marvellous weekends, one and all.