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Saturday 19 May 2018

Saturday Six

Hello my darlings!
Hope you are having an amazing weekend.  Our Saturday has been glorious.  So I've popped up to my garret to get some respite from the sun.

It's been a busy (for me) week with bits n bobs going on, so I thought I'd do a bits n bobs kind of post.  As I'm posting on a Saturday I'll call it Saturday Six.  But please don't think I'll be doing this every Saturday - I am not a consistent blogger.

So my dears, in no particular order, I give you my Saturday Six.  Something for the weekend.

#1.  Peace.


I went to an open air gig.  Great music, great company, great events van burger.

#2.  Lunch with Son

I am still trying to master the jeans and jacket thingey.  Here my more fitted navy Alexon jacket with a white layer t shirt and M&S mum jeans.

 My inspo.

I left out the belt, bag, necklace, bracelets ... well pretty much everything other than the jeans and jacket.  But I did go off-piste by accessorising with head and feet.

Taking the ultra lazy route, my only other accessory was an infinity scarf.

# 1 note to self: must thrown myself into the look with a little more verve and gusto.

More inspo

#3  Feeling Wretched

I attended an AGM/dinner, wearing my fave First Dress of Summer, this year teamed sinply with a jade cardi.

My First Dress of Summer is often this ivory linen strappy dress bought from M&S about 15 years ago.

Every year it comes out of the Summer Bag and every year I fall in love with it all over again.
Isn't it wonderful to have pieces that you never fall out of love with? 
Are you with me on that?  Do you have a fave old dress that pitta-pats your little heart every start-of-summer? 

So it was an AGM, starting at 7pm.  The AGM dragged on a bit and then we seemed to stand around chatting for ages before we finally sat down to eat.  Result: I enjoyed my fig and goats cheese starter, struggled with my poached salmon then played around with my spoon picking at the cheesecake like someone with an eating disorder; I have seen this done so I recognised the look and fleeting wondered if I had become anorexic.   

I glanced down at my body and decided that if I have, it's not working.  Evidently my struggle wasn't down to a life-choice, so why did I feel so wretched?  
Only then did I glance at my watch to see 9.30pm on the dial and with that I downed tools and pushed away the plate - I cannot eat after 8pm and this late night eating had crept up on me by stealth.

Of course the damage was already done and my feeling of wretchedness continued into the wee hours.

#2 Note to self: attend AGM only next year, skip the networky chatting and eating stuff. 

Are you finding you just can't digest food properly after a certain watershed?  It really is an age thing eh?

#4.  Reunions

I dug deep in my jewellery cupboard and found this necklace and earring set of heavy glass beads - the colour went beautifully with the cardi, though this doesn't really come out in the photos. 
Trust me on this one.

Found when tidying my flag bag.  Souvenir Viking butter knives, bought for girlfriends  in July,2911.  Found in May 2018.

Why oh why did I put them there?!  
Flag bag?  Souvenirs?  No logic to that!

#3 note to self: when storing things ask the question -
is this a place I will think to look? 

#5.  Wedding

It was a pretty special Saturday.  Harry and Meghan day.

Across the country, there was much celebration.  Street parties, barbeque parties.  So many parties.  The parties continued simultaneously across the pond, despite the time difference.

No doubt my fellow bloggers did some amazing things.

Mr and Mrs Pout had a more low-key celebratory lunch of nibbles a-deux.

What a fabulously elegant OOTD?!!

I don't think I'd describe myself as a passionate monarchist - but as I considered this matter over a glass of prosecco I decided that it seems to be preferable to the alternatives.
So I raised my glass to the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.

#6.  Apropos of Nothing

George Clooney (and his lovely wife, of course!)
What a pleasant way to make up the numbers, to bring my total up to an alliterating Saturday Six !

And that, my dears, is my Saturday Six.  Something for your weekend.

A la perchoine.


  1. Hello. We are enjoying beautiful warm sunny days here in Oz. Just about to catch up with family for my mum's 94th birthday. She is a great, great grandma and although she has a form of dementia she remembers us all.
    I think you are nailing the jacket and jeans look.
    Happy weekend!

    1. Thanks, Pieta. Your plans sound so nice. I'm so happy for you and your family that your mum is doing so well at 94, despite some form of dementia. I wish her a wonderful birthday and send out my thoughts and wishes that she and her huge family have a truly amazing day!
      Hugs my dear, x.

  2. Loved your Saturday 6. Are those butter knives now going to find their way to the girlfriends, or be consigned forever to the flag bag? Re. royal wedding day. I went out early to get a few staples and made a sandwich ready for lunch. By 10.30, I had eaten the sandwich. Seemed a long day! But a lovely one.

    1. Thanks my lovely. Well, I bought more butter knives for the girls on my next trip to Vikingland so these are going off in a different direction, TBD.
      OH Gail, you must have been hungry! I bought nibbles a few days before and rushed through the housework on the morning so I could soak in the mood of the day. I think Amal got her inspo from YOU wearing your fabulous yellow dress! And what a glorious day it was, weather-wise too. Hugs, sweetie, x.

  3. Such a fun Saturday Six my friend! I watched a bit of the royal wedding and it was just so beautiful! I loved everything about it, so elegant and sweet. Those two are so in love!
    Speaking of love, I love your ivory linen dress - no wonder you do, it is just perfect on you!
    As far as the blazer and jeans go - I have never been able to look chic like that. Something is always off - maybe I have too much body? Not sure but all the inspo pictures get me thinking it is something I can do and then I see myself and something is not quite right. I like your look with the infinity scarf! Lovely for lunch with the son!
    The spread you and TP enjoyed during the wedding looks so fancy, I LOVE it!!!
    Hugs to you dear friend!

    1. Thanks, my friend, and yes, they seem MFEO. It was quite a day!
      The dress is lovely but I have to close my eyes to the creasing, it's lined and I think that helps.
      Oh I just loved reading your view on blazer and jeans. I see a pin, I pick it up, but I never get the good luck. No matter what I do, the "model" looks polished and I look plain messy! Do we challenge ourselves to have a go at this look, my sweet? Is that they way to go?
      Lunch 1 2 1 is so special with my son. We try to do this once a month but in recent months we experienced slippage but we're back on track, fortunately.
      Our spread was delish - thanks to M&S :-) - AND we had leftovers for the Boxing Wedding Day!
      Hugs my lovely mate, x.

  4. Thanks for your little bits and bobs post. I adore your outfit with jeans and navy jacket - I'm wearing similar today snap!
    I watched some of the actually wedding, but don't really enjoy all the interviews! As for the dress being honest I was rather under-whelmed! It was rather plain, although she looked stunning it was not what I expected! Off to a BBQ now - hope the weather lasts! Hugs to you Mary. Jacqui Mummabstylish

    1. Bet you rocked the jacket and jeans, Jacqui, I always seem to look messy!
      I think Meghan's choice was very clever, the simple dress gave maximum focus to her face with nothing to detract from her or steal her show!
      Hope you enjoyed the bbq.
      Hugs, my sweet, x.

  5. Love a Saturday 6!! Can you be anymore precious? Why yes you can..that blazer combo...darling!! I am still reliving the wedding, loved every second of it!! And LOVED these nuggets of goodness!! Hugs on your week sweet Mary!

    1. Yup nothing quite like a Saturday Six!
      I'm sure I can do better with that jacket and jeans, let's call it a work in progress ...
      It was a lovely experience and definitely a royal wedding like no other. Can just picture you wearing a slinky dressing gown, pink feather slippers and snuggled on the sofa in the dark with your popcorn and box of tissues. Yes, I cried too!
      Wishing you the huggiest of weeks, my pretty, x.

  6. Those viking knives are travelling backwards and forwards in time. Bought in 2911, found in 2018 and from an era way way back! Now I want to know how they were bought in 2911, are you the TTW to his TP? Is the secret out now?

    1. Oops, I'm embarrassed! I immediately reprimanded my proof reader, he'd spotted it and forgot to tell me. I gave him his verbal warning. If you want to give up your day job, there might be an opening for you here!
      Hugs, x.