Given that I am someone who rather enjoys inactivity and sometimes struggles to walk and chew gum at the same time, the increased demands on my time and energy are proving a challenge.
What did I say? It's only moss? Who knew moss could be so tricky to manage?
Work is fine really, it's only a handful of hours, but I've found it tiring.
And this week is especially busy because of all the school Christmas fair prep too.
This 1970s dress is one of my Baklash purchases from Nottingham. To think I nearly left it behind! The girls encouraged me to include it in my fill-a-bag-for-a-tenner deal, and I'm so glad I did.
It's a perfect fit, it sparkles with lurex-y goodness, and has a mysterious painterly landscape print. And it cost £2.50.
1960s faux fur jacket and boots - Ebay
Hat, scarf, most of the bangles - charity shopped
1970s apple necklace - vintage flea market
I'm at one with my garden - russet and green.
And look, fluttery angel sleeves, lovely!
Angels are on my mind;
I found myself offering to make 10 angel costumes for the Year 1/2 Christmas concert at school (they had some, but can't find them.) The teacher I am working with this year has a big old armful of moss of her own to deal with at the moment, and I wanted to reduce the load for her a little.
So despite not being the best seamstress in the world, I will be attempting to create a heavenly host of white angel-sleeved tunics. By Monday. And I'm working tomorrow and Saturday. Hmmmm....
Venus in furs.
This Venus needs a damn good haircut, and soon.
1970s maxi skirt - flea market
Top, suede waistcoat and bangles - charity shopped
Boots - Ebay
Windsmoor faux fur coat - vintage fair (told you I couldn't wait till Christmas...)
Green leather gloves - gift
Another Venus in fur.
Rainwater flavoured with leaves, mmmm.
I've been guilty of moaning a little this week.
I'm tired. Work is hard. I've got loads to do. I'm studiously ignoring the fact I've got a cold. My back aches. I'm missing a much-anticipated blogger meet-up tomorrow.
Poor poor me, blah blah blah.
I heard this song by Petula Clarke on the radio this evening; it's perfect for celebrating Thanksgiving with all my friends in the US.
And I really have nothing at all to complain about, and plenty for which to be grateful.