This week Ireland hit the meteorological jackpot, the weather has been glorious with: crystalline blue skies, the gently whir of soft coastal breezes and a warm vibrant sun casting a glittery glow over everything. I love these balmy days but my favourite time is not when the sun is high in the sky but when it begins to dip and day starts to dissolves into inky night.
This week I discovered one of the pitfalls of online shopping when I ordered a blouse from a favourite brand, Agnès B. I don’t often shop on the net for clothes as I prefer to know that something will fit and suit before I buy. But I had seen this blouse in an Agnès B shop in London earlier in the year and it was now a tempting half price in the online sale so I ordered it up. The problem was I didn’t pay close attention to the colour and when it arrived it wasn’t the creamy-coloured one I had seen before but a not so flattering (for my skin tone) pale shade of grey. Entirely my fault - I decided to keep it and to give internet clothes shopping a miss for the forseeable future
This week I may just have found the ‘one’. The ‘one’ in this case being a self tanner that works. I could build a mini mountain out of the discarded bottles and tubes of self-tanners I’ve bought over the years which promised to give my legs a sun-kissed and streak free look and didn’t. My latest purchase from the aptly named brand ‘This Works’ seem to be doing the trick, at least on the streak-free front. Although as it’s a delayed action tanner there is always the possibility that I will wake up tomorrow looking like a cross between an orange and a bottle of milk.
This week I had a last supper, well a last breakfast actually. No, it’s not that I am never going to eat breakfast again just that I am going to tweak my diet to add more fibre. The rest of my diet is reasonably healthy but my none too healthy morning meal choices are either: a scone with butter and jam; scrambled eggs on toast; or the occasional almond croissant. None of these are exactly fibre-filled. I am extremely partial to an early morning scone so I hope I won’t suffer from withdrawal symptoms! And I am wondering how many things you can make with porridge oats.
This week (and the one before) I have suffered from blogger’s block. Actually it’s more a case of blogger’s doubt because I have a few rough drafts of posts written but I am just not sure about any of them. I need to do some pondering on whether the blog stays as is or takes a slightly different direction. I may be blogging-lite until I come to a conclusion.
I hope you had a good week.