Thursday 13th September

Have been having a real ball recently with vintage purchases on Etsy and EBay. Many a happy hour have I spent scrolling my way down endless search items. Saw a lovely tin bath…but nowhere to put it (sigh….).

….and now they’re all beginning to arrive, courtesy of Hermes or Royal Mail 2nd Class! Ding…ding….ooops….there goes the doorbell again lol ….

Wednesday 12th September

I do like my Wednesday evenings. It’s the only evening in the week that my husband is out. So tonight it will be time for me to catch up on #GBBO. I will ogle #PaulHollywood (he of the grey beard and piercing blue eyes….yum…..his buns look good too!). I shall treat myself to a mug of ovaltine and a #matchmaker or two (or 3 or 4….oh what the hell…..let’s eat the whole box lol…)

Sunday 9th September

Whilst putting the washing away I got to pondering that “my smalls” were not as small as they once were. In fact my knicker coverage appears to have increased as I’ve got older.

Once upon a time my cupboard was filled with tiny lace thongs and frilly pants. Alas that is no longer the case. In fact I need more drawer space to accommodate my increasing size of “drawers”.

My preference these days is for the fuller cut brief. The pants that hold everything in and gives support in the right places. Ones that keep your bum warm, your bits covered and tummy supported. Let’s face it you can hardly tuck a vest into a thong can you?

So my days of flicking lovingly through the Agent Provocateur catalogue are long gone. Now I like to settle down with Damart….and a glass of sherry…………

Wednesday 5th September

Holidaying with my 14 yo niece was certainly educational. Managed to expand my vocabulary by 2 words. Apparently you no longer say “so and so is attractive”. You have to say that they are “Peng”. Very odd! Also found out that to have “beef” with someone is not sitting down to delicious roast dinner with all the trimmings but is in fact a “confrontation”. So in the spirit of things I think Paul Hollywood is rather peng (fluttering of eyelashes and deep sigh) and I’m having “beef” with BT who always ring at inopportune moments! Lol

Sunday 2nd September

I think I’ve seen it all. Popped to Tesco and I see Mum from school run doing her grocery shop BAREFOOT!!!

Call me old fashioned…but really. She is from South Africa and absolutely lovely – but this is Buckinghamshire! I didn’t get lovely smooth feet by walking around the streets in bare tootsies. My feet are rather nice for someone hitting half a century….I have good teeth too….I sound like a prize heifer lol….any takers?

Saturday 1st September

My daughter and 14 yo niece were particularly helpful yesterday in reducing the number of toiletries I had to take home with me. I obviously wasn’t coming back with any shampoo but they also managed to drop my 3/4 full bottle of shower gel into the bath where it’s water content thereby increased….100 fold.

Therefore, I had no shower gel that morning which meant I had to resort to the liquid hand soap. Looked on the back apparently it has “Antibacterial properties” as well as being “ph balanced”. Hmmmm …..can get rid of the emergency Caneston then as this obviously covers all bases lol…..

Then discovered that husband had been particularly helpful in packing the rest of my toiletries away….safely stored….in the back of the car….the night before! That meant I had no moisturiser or deodorant. Amazingly, he had refrained from packing his own stuff! Therefore, slathered self with “Nivea” for men and liberally sprayed body spray around for a “dry and clean feel”. Thank God my toothbrush was still by the sink as who knows how I could improvise there! Lol

Thursday 30th August

The last day of a lovely holiday. Went back to Daymer Bay and walked back to the little church in the dunes. Played boule and quoits on the sand. Lovely sister took my daughter body boarding and had a whale of a time. Now having glass of red and a Pringle or two…will drink the rest of the bottle tonight as can’t take it home with me.