To Thine Own Self Be True

Once upon a time, in the far off land known as Primary School, I learnt a lesson that wasn’t part of the curriculum. It all started quite innocently, when I was doing my hair one morning.  For some reason, I decided to put an extra hair tie in my pony tail.  Then another.  And another.  I liked the way I seemed to be creating a tower based on my hair, so I kept going.  It looked silly, but I loved it.  Who knows what my mum thought; evidently, she wasn’t opposed to my going to school with my hair wobbling on top of my head, encased in a glorious, multi-coloured tube.

The trouble started once I got to school and sat down in my desk. Continue reading

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A Quick Guide to Giving up Clothes Shopping

Do you rememer the last time you bought a piece of clothing?  What was it?  Why did you buy it?  Where did it come from?

I realised the other day that I can answer exactly none of these questions.

The weird thing is, I haven’t been making a concerted effort to avoid clothes shopping; it just sort of happened.  One minute I was entranced by the idea of hunting out retro-looking garments in unsuspecting stores and the next minute… well, I wasn’t.  In fact, these days, my idea of clothes shopping looks a little like this: Continue reading

Merry Christmas!

This blog has only been running for, oh, let’s see… almost three weeks and it already feels like one of the best decisions I’ve made all year.  It’s allowed me to re-connect with old blogging friends and make a few new ones all in three short weeks.  Thank-you to everyone who has liked posts or left comments – I appreciate it very much.

For now, however, it’s time to say just one thing: Merry Christmas!  And because it’s me, it’s pretty much compulsory that this sentiment be accompanied by a photograph.

Merry Christmas 2014

Have a wonderful Christmas!  And if you don’t celebrate Christmas, then have a wonderful 25th of December and enjoy the public holiday.  Stay safe, spend time with good people, and have a splendid New Year.