Ahhhhh, spring definitely arrives the first day I feel like I can go out bare legged in a short(ish) skirt. So out comes my favourite skirt, an old patchwork thing from MS Per Una from a couple of years ago, my retro Clarks sandals which I’m in love with and my bare pasty legs which honestly won’t change colour that much between now and next September, except possibly lobster pink if I skimp on the sun tan lotion. Winter, I am most definitely a
trousers jeans girl, I can’t stand tights, so I tend to avoid skirts in winter unless I want to dress up and try and intimidate someone (and as a stay at home mum, that doesn’t happen), but in summer, well the old legs get an airing, I love the wonderful varieties of skirts you can get in the summer, with the most wonderful fabrics, it’s one of the (many) reasons why I’m trying to teach myself to sew, so that I can make my own, but I’ve been jumping ahead of myself a bit on that front (I can’t even do a cushion at the moment) and I’ve been looking at fabrics and they’re not inspiring, I guess the retailers have access to better, in house manufactured (probably) fabrics. I do love the fabrics from Superbuzzy but they’re american , however I have also been drooling over Ikea’s fabrics (although what they’re like for clothing I don’t know) and at least I can get there. Anyway I’m digressing, I love summer skirts, I have a couple of new ones lined up in the wardrobe, Boden’s sunflower skirt (I love Boden’s skirts, I’m currently hankering after their union jack mini) and a cheap red and blue flowery skirt. I also have a couple of brown linen skirts, a Cath Kidston demim skirt, an old red Top Shop skirt an an old floral Gap skirt.
So the weather was sunny, the washing on the line and Girl Lacer on holiday. She’d badgered me into promising a trip to McDonalds yesterday (we were going anyway ), so in town today for a spot of shopping and lunch out. On the way back we stopped by the playground, which was packed (instead of it’s usual winter one or two brave parents occupation levels) and by the time we got home it was nearly tea time. Tea turned out to be late, we have a small kitchen, with a horrible ancient built in single oven that’s not that reliable, so when it came to purchasing a microwave we got one of those combi things, that was nearly 4 years ago and the buttons have been slowly going. It’s been great for cooking the kids tea as it heats up so quickly as opposed to the ancient built in but the button that specified temperature went today, so we’ll have to stick with the ancient thing for the moment and get a new one soon.
Anyway, one final thing. Whilst out I noticed that it was my town’s book festival time again, complete with the usual associated adverts for various creative writing courses from the local university. This year they’re advertising a particular creative writing course that looks veeery attractive, unfortunately, as is the case for me as usual, the price isn’t, will have to keep plugging it alone. Still there is a free session which I’ll attend, something along the lines of ‘how to find time for writing’ and to quote Mr. Lacer “write when the kids leave home”, very true.