My dear readers, I do so want to give you some shots of me in summer dresses, little skirts and just maybe some shorts.
But the truth is that following our thunderbolts and lightning (very, very frightening - is this starting to feel like Groundhog Day?!) and a deluge which tipped down 25% of our month's rainfall in 1 hour, well it just hasn't warmed up since.
And unless you live somewhere really hot like Florida, I guess you may have summer outfits that you pull out for less than summery conditions. So, what's yours?
This is one of mine. M&S 3/4 chinos and black boatneck jersey top.
And underneath, I wore a black cami, with a plan to take off the 3/4 sleeve top as I warmed up.
It didn't, and I didn't.
The snakeprint shoes are M&S too. Hat-trick!
I call these my Pilates trousers.
Why? Because they have a side zip.
And I consider my bending and flexing to do up the zip to be my daily Pilates workout.
I really do think side zip trousers should be re-directed to men's trousers. For they don't have to side stretch over the boobie obstacle course.
Nah, come to think of it, that wouldn't work, they need their zips in the front of their trousers! But it would be a good lesson in getting men to understand that our toilet visits aren't a quick zipping exercise and out of the cubicle. Hmmnn, I am likening this idea ...
So, why the confrontational look and stance?
No make up. Well, apart from a slick of Nivea lip salve, and that doesn't count, does it?
Yes, today I dared to do shots without makeup and without the support props of large sunhat and humongous sunnies. I'm feeling pretty smug. This is a major breakthrough.
It has been quite a journey. From not taking rubbish out to the dustbin without full makeup, to his, showing my nakedness on the ether. If you'd told me I would do this a few years ago I would have laughed my head off, how silly, that would NEVER happen.
But here I am, as makeupless as the day I was born. In the past couple of years I have become braver and braver with the naked face. It was only about a year ago that I dared a quick supermarket trip sans maquilliage. Look at me now!
What's your view? Make up in public, always? Or, like me, have you taken a different stance on make up since you retired? Or if you're working, maybe on weekend down-days?
I know I may bang on about this no-make up breakthrough of mine occasionally But, you must understand, it is one big biggie in Pout World.
OK, enough of that. Let's switch to Birkies and go out for a walk.
There are still puddles left from the deluge.
It was windy. I could hardly keep my hair on!
And then I arrived at Les Amarreurs (pardon me if I haven't got the spelling spot on!)
The bay ahead, Chouet, is a great place for an evening swim, when the sun is dropping over the horizon. Quite magical. Not today. Though we did manage to dip our toes in along the sea's edge.
A few braver people were swimming.
As you can see, it was a bit windy, definitely less than summery.
So the icecream man couldn't be bothered to get out of bed today.
Now, at this point I was to give you a video. A reader mentioned recently that she liked my birdsong video so I was keen to show her that I could do more than just birdsong. So I took not one, but half a dozen video clips when out beach walking today. They're still loading on YouTube. I think I'll say goodnight at this point and leave those little morsels for another time. Sorry to disappoint, Karen.
A la perchoine.
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