Hi peeps! Can you believe that we'll soon be seeing March's dust as we head in April?!
The thought of April looming sets me in panic mode. I'm going on holiday then and we have cat sitters coming to stay to look after Bertie the cat.
Now, you know what it's like when you have people staying - you invite them into the rooms in the house that are fit for presentation. You have control of what they see.
Having people stay whilst you're away is a while different ballgame, as they will be rummaging around in the kitchen and bathroom looking for the potato masher or the loo cleaner, so EVERY cupboard, drawer and shelf must be fit for inspection.
Being a lazy person, I generally only deal with the stuff I can see and turn a blind eye to the rest. Having people come to live in my house means that for the whole month before I am systematically going through the house.
Washing and ironing bedding (the latter only happens at these times!).
Clearing and cleaning out cupboards.
Doing all of those little repairs that we've put off doing.
Actually getting round to some of those queued up room makeovers!
I think you're probably getting the picture of how March has been for me. It's been an enforced gigantic spring-clean!
You may have wondered why I've been slogging away at my room makeovers so ardently and not posting many outfits - this is the reason!
I've comforted myself in the knowledge that I will return from holiday to a house that passes muster and thus gives me the whole spring and summer to potter around in garden and play around on the beach. That's the theory.
It's hard work and I'm exhausted, but it gets me to look at my home through the eyes of a stranger and there's a huge benefit to doing that. Because things actually get done!
Ok this loonnnnnnnng intro is my way of saying that most days I've been in scruffies. I mostly have forced myself into presentable clothes for funerals. So I don't have much in my WIBWL arsenal for you!
A funeral in a cold snap.
Black frock coat, black skinnies, fur muffler.
Drinks with the neighbours.
Bejewelled berry chunky jumper and coated jeans.
Staycation at a local hotel, a lovely gift for our November birthdays (I'll do a separate post on that).
Zara blouse and black coated jeans.
Popped into town to buy a duvet for guests - (M&S, it's super soft!)
A lovely orange/coral gilet from Peacocks.
I'm starting to see the attraction of a gilet, perfect for providing a quick easy layer between-seasons.
Girlie meal with Sis and cousins.
Black lace trimmed jersey top (bought in Y2K so 19 years old and still going strong!), only slightly distressed blue jeans and a biker from Primark.
And that's it folks! The rest of the time I've been in leggings and Ts.
I'm looking exhausted, I realise that, but I've promised myself that for the first few days of my hols I'm going to sit around (hopefully in the sun) doing nothing more taxing than catching up on your comments, reading the posts of my blogger mates which I've neglected of late, and getting re-trained in wearing nice presentable outfits!
A la perchoine,