Saturday, 26 November 2011

When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple

Well, not a lot of any great importance going on round here but I still thought I'd put fingers to keyboard and report anyway.


An assortment of stuff here to say the least.  Starting top left and moving on clockwise. 

  • Last weekend my lovely sister in law, Brenda, gave me a sweet little Wedgewood bud vase which matches the little vase she gave me some time ago.  Also, showing are my two winter cyclamen, aren't they lovely?  They were just £1 each from Morrisons.  Good value don't you think?
  • William, busy repositioning pictures and my Portmeirion plates on the kitchen walls for me.
  • A little reminder of what's just around the corner.
  • I spotted this little Father Christmas night light in Costco yesterday and had to bring him home with me.
  • I paid a visit to Housing Units and rather liked this leather sofa. I think we'll be buying a new 3 piece suite in the New Year.
  • This afternoon my girls came round with their boys to visit.  The boys turned my dining room into a zoo.  I play the zookeeper, George and Charlie are monkeys and Nicholas is always a guard dog!
  • Gary came round a little later with their little dog. 
  • It's a mad house here at times.
  • I wouldn't have it any other way.
  • The little Father Christmas and the Wedgewood vase are my Simple Pleasures this week.


Yesterday afternoon I snagged a couple of bargains.  The frame was £5, you'd pay a lot more than that in somewhere like John Lewis.  I found this one in a curtain factory shop.  I had no idea they sold things like that.  The book was 40p in a local charity shop and the Guinness As Usual mug was in the same shop.


Guinness is a favourite tipple of mine and that's why this little cup caught my eye.  When I discovered it was actually made in Ireland and was only 30p I brought it home with me.

So, why the title?  Well, I bought the purple fleece you see in the picture yesterday.  When I came home I changed out of my "good" clothes into some more comfortable clothes.  I reached into my drawer and chose a purple sweater to wear and what was I taking off? - yep, a purple sweater! 

The poem Warning, When I Am An Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple by Jenny Joseph immediately came to mind.   Click on the link to read the poem, - I'm sure it'll bring a smile to your face.



Debbie said...

I happen to just love that poem. It's the basis for the Red Hat Society that we do here for women 50 and older. I don't know if you all do that on your side of the pond.

I've been absent spending time with my daughters so am trying to catch up this evening. I enjoyed your random reporting!

elizabeth said...

I'm smiling big as I read this! Thanks for your kind comment on my tablescape!

Barb said...

What a clever shopper you are..
Love the poem, it's one of my favourites!..and yes I wear red and purple together at times.
God Bless
Barb from Australia

Fairtrade Xmas Hampers said...

Wow you didn't manage to catch some bargains! The frame is gorgeous I can nnot believe it was £5!! My children love Charlie Cooks favourite book and I think we bought ours from a charity shop. I buy most of their books from charity shops they are always so well looked after by their previous owners it seems silly to buy brand new!