On Wednesday, the first of the tiger lilies bloomed and the second of our roses. It has the most beautiful scent; almost sherbety.
Unworn Dress No.1
I bought this dress during the first lock down in 2020 and had never worn it! It came from Vinted and is by Artigiano. Next jeans and white pumps by New Look; both charity shopped. All jewellery charity shopped except the earrings which were bought on Bedford market many years ago.
I went for a swim again on Thursday morning; both days I'd managed to swim 48 laps or 1 mile. Once I had eaten my breakfast and got ready; I went to Lidl to do the rest of the food shopping. When it was all packed away I decided to go to the Castle Road charity shops and a have a rummage. I bought another book:
This dress was found on the floor of my wardrobe at the back. That's what happens when you have too many clothes; things fall off hangers onto the floor and are not missed... I have a favourite white top of mine that I can't find so I keep meaning to investigate the other wardrobe and see if it's fallen off the hanger. This dress by M&S was bought in the Barnardo's half price dress sale earlier this year; it's a jersey type material so I could wear it in winter too. Leggings as before and charity shopped pumps and jewellery. I put 2 maxi dresses into the donations bag including my golden wedding outfit dress; I don't like the fact it's higher at the front than the back - asymmetric again - so off it went. If I don't love/like something I'm donating it.
I started Sunday off with 48 lap swim and then it was on with the usual Sunday routine; house cleaning and Sunday dinner. OH cooked a goat curry which was lovely and both grandsons had dinner with us. When I dropped the youngest grandson home his mum gave me a pair black Birkenstocks and I planned to wear these round the house as they will help give my PF foot good support. The PF is definitely waning; I'll give it until the end of the month with no walking before I even attempt a walk of any distance. I am, of course, walking into town; to the swimming pool; round the corner to our Sainsbury's Local and seem to average out at
I went for a swim on Sunday morning swimming the usual 48 laps. Once I was ready and had eaten my brunch I took youngest grandson and his dad to basketball practice. Home again to do the weekly house cleaning and make a roast dinner for everyone. The houndstooth check trousers I'm wearing are my 'I can't be arsed' trousers by M&S. I put them on with a t shirt when I want to get out of the house quickly; they're very comfortable so I kept them on adding a striped top by F&F and lace tunic/dress by Select; sandals as yesterday. Everything charity shopped including the jewellery. The scarf was a belated Christmas present from OH's eldest daughter. It has penguins on it. How nice to receive Christmas presents in June! I still have 3 unworn dresses to show you but can't see me wearing them in the next week. The animal print short dress is a jersey material and we have some more hot weather coming next week so wouldn't be suitable. I sorted out a few more bits for the charity shop bag and now have a full bag to drop off after the volunteering on Monday - 2 bags in 2 weeks. Yet, the wardrobes look as full as they always did...
On my daily walk around the garden this morning a hydrangea had flowered; the rose at the front's buds were just about to open. They may well have bloomed and died back by the time I post again in a fortnight but other things will have popped up, I'm sure. Take care and see you on other side...