My trip to the new cinema to see 'Blade Runner 4049' was wonderful but oh the noise! I thought my ears would bleed; it was so incredibly loud. I had a headscarf on but at certain points in the film (fight scenes. chases) I literally put my fingers in my ears because of the loudness. Several other people commented on the loudness when we came out.
The seats were very comfortable but the price of seats ridiculous at £12.00 each. The film was a dark, dystopian tale. I would like to see the original film having now seen the sequel. (Postscript; OH got the DVD and we watched it this week). The cinema is a Vue cinema and they show filmed concerts, ballets and theatre performances, so I can see more than just films in the future.
All jewellery charity shopped.
Everything charity shopped.
I bought this dress by George (Asda in UK, Walmart in the US) in a charity shop in Killybegs, Donegal for 3.00 euros. Leggings M&S retail. Gold shoes; 99p in Barnardo's. Grey cardigan 1.99 in Red Cross, I think. It's one of the most useful items in my wardrobe.
I wore two silver necklaces both charity shopped; as is all the jewellery.
Everything charity shopped except the silver loafers from Lidl. Green trousers from 1.00 rail in the Red Cross.
Earrings from Sainsburys many years ago; all other jewellery charity shopped; the necklace was bought on one of my charity shop visits in Ireland this summer.
Saturday morning football - oh the joys! I've dropped off, picked up and stood in the freezing cold watching all three grandsons playing Saturday morning football games. for the past 17 years. Thank goodness it's not every Saturday I have to do it. Youngest grandson seems to be finding his knee tasty!
We went to visit my son on Saturday as well. It was a lovely day but it is getting dark so early in the evenings it makes the day seems so much shorter. Or is it just that time passes more quickly as you get older?
I look as if I have lost my feet in this photo but it's because I'm standing with one leg bent forward for the 'pose'. I wore my new (to me) black and grey Mary Jane's with this outfit but didn't realise, until my daughter commented on it, that my skirt is actually navy blue not black! I bought it from the 99p rail in one of the Barnardo's before the summer. I found out on my recent trip to the Barnardo's in Great Denham that they have got rid of their 99p rail - much gnashing of teeth from me! They have also increased their prices. The M&S jacket came from a Kettering charity shop last year before Christmas; 3.99. The blue/yellow/brown patterned top was also charity shopped but I can't remember where...
This necklace is pretty special. I took a shine to it in the window of a Donegal boutique. OH bought it for me; bless him. All other jewellery is charity shopped except the earrings which were donated by my daughter.
I went out walking on Sunday morning and with my 7.3 mile walk it brought my weekly total to 21 miles for the week beginning 9th October. I had further boot problems though; see below.
I also sewed up one side of my crochet blanket and have started on the other side. There's only the 100 hexagons to sew the ends in for and then sew together and make a border. Hopefully it will all be done by Christmas when I can post the four blankets off and start a new one. I love choosing what I'm going to make next. I'm very tempted by an African flower blanket. It has four changes of colour though and that means 8 ends to sew in per flower. If I make 100 flowers that's 800 ends to sew in plus the sewing together. Maybe I won't!
|Image courtesy of Google images|
This was worn to the Food bank and library volunteering on Tuesday 17th. Everything
charity shopped. I bought Apricot tunic in the Cat's Protection League charity shop before the summer for about 3.99. I felt Tuesday was the first proper cold day since I returned to the UK on 2nd September. I needed the layers for warmth and I wore a denim jacket for outerwear. Blue top underneath by East; 99p rail somewhere; jeans charity shopped; as were the orange shoes (Oxfam, last year) and scarf.
All jewellery charity shopped.
I had to drop off several bags of clothing to the charity shop on Thursday. I swapped my summer wardrobe over to warmer clothes so I had a good sort out and got rid of quite a lot of stuff. It took me three hours to swap over with lots of trips up and down the loft ladder. I picked up this necklace for 1.99 in the Mercy in Action charity shop - well I had to have a look didn't I? Everything is charity shopped. Skirt, East; Red Cross shop 1.99; Laura Ashley cardigan same place same price; M&S top 1.00/99p rail somewhere. Tights 99p in a charity shop somewhere; I always buy coloured tights when I see them if they're cheap and my size. I can't remember exactly where I bough the shoes from but they had been reduced to 99p; in the Barnardo's in Ampthill, I think - they'd never been worn...
I bought these earrings in a shop in Bedford many years ago but all the other jewellery is charity shopped.
I haven't walked very much this week. It's the boots you see; or rather the lack of them. When the sole fell off my boot on my walk with Lynne I ordered a cheap pair online the same day. They arrived on Monday 9th - free delivery. I walked three times that week but on the last walk I felt a stone in the heel of the right boot. When I got home I found the heel had developed a split and a stone had worked its way in. I sent the boots back on Monday and had to rely on trainers for walking; mainly around and to and from town. I'm hoping to compensate the lack of walking by lots of swimming when I'm in Greece.
I bought this tunic in Donegal for 3.00 euros. The jeans were from the Cat's Protection League, 2.99. Brothel creepers/beetle crushers also charity shopped from a shop in Wellingborough. All jewellery charity shopped. The zip brooch was 20p from the independent charity shop in town!
Saturday 21st was the last day for the Red Cross shop. It's been in Bedford for 24 years and now the nearest Red Cross will be in Luton. I went in from 9 - 1 pm to help. It was a very sad occasion but the shop was doing a roaring trade - everything 50% off! I have been buying things all week from there as it would be silly not to snap up the bargains. My best purchase has to be this tapestry cape; it cost 2.99 with discount.
It was still in its dry cleaner's plastic.
This was Saturday's outfit. Everything is charity shopped except the boots which were donated by my daughter. I cannot remember where this jacket came from but I know it's handmade and I know I didn't pay very much for it. It may even have been the Red Cross - I have bought so much from them over the years. The dress was from 99p rail in Barnardo's in Ampthill.
All jewellery charity shopped except the earrings which I bought from an Etsy shop online.
|It's pretty heavy this brooch so will only be suitable for coats and thick jackets...|
I'll be back in a fortnight by which time I expect my Greek holiday will be but a distant memory...