I do have some slightly boring photos and general waffling though, so perhaps that'll do?
I would like to say a big festive HELLO to my (probably) oldest readers, who are a group of 'little old dears' (their words) who live in a care home in St Louis. They write me lovely, lovely emails through the daughter of a sadly passed friend. I've had two so far, and both have delighted me beyond measure! They praise my blog (which they like to call a 'bog') and they admire my vintage look but they didn't like my fringe/bangs when I cut it/them back in April. They wrote to me again just this week saying how glad they were that I'd grown it back out (although there's a fair way to go!). Apparently when I am old and wrinkly like them (they wrote), then I'll be allowed to have a nice thick fringe again. I love the fact that I can make the older generation so happy just by being me, more than I can say. So thank you, ladies and thank you Miss K who owns a laptop and writes what they say to me!
They sent me this picture of 'holiday cheer', which is pretty cheery, I must say.
I was going to film a video message, but I just haven't had the time. Boo to me.
The ladies like to say that I manage to 'infuse' my modern outfits with a true vintage sensibility. I can conveniently illustrate this with some photos I took the other day to send to my casting agency. They had to be 'smart', but also show me as I am. This outfit is typical of what I wear almost every day at the moment, due to not being able to fit into my Heyday trousers (still! I wish I could say I've tried to lose this extra weight... but I haven't).
The dress is Topshop, and the cardigan Freddies of Pinewood
Simple, comfy...not particularly disguising of the extra 'curves'... who cares!
I'll post again before Christmas, hopefully with something festive and colourful to show you. I'm not really in the spirit yet as I haven't even put my Christmas tree up (mostly because my fairylights have stopped working)... and I haven't done most of my shopping either, argh! As the title of the post suggests, I am actually looking forward to a week of sleep and naps and lie-ins more than anything else.
Are you ready for the big festive event?