Sorry I've been quiet lately, I've got stuff to write about but am lacking the motivation to do so for some reason.
So, to update you on my goings on, this last week has been marred somewhat by the riots across London. I'm not going to talk about why I think it happened or what people could do - that isn't my interest - but it has affected day to day life somewhat. My home is right in the middle of one of the main riot areas, the air smelt of fire and was full of the sound of helicopters, sirens, breaking glass and angry shouting. I've been through two riots in my life - the first in Harringay when two men were shot on my doorstep following a clash between two local immigrant groups and the second this. I have to say this was more frightening as I was on my own. I even had the cat box and a suitcase at the ready. Ugh.
Still, in true Blitz spirit, the country has rallied and by the time I woke at 9am my local area had been cleaned, the only signs that anything untoward had happened were scorch marks on the roads where the burnt out cars had been and the occasional smashed window.
In the absence of anything useful to do locally and a medical appointment taking up my afternoon time I head over to Islington for a little vintage pottering and managed to find myself an amazing little birthday present in the shape of a red gabardine 40s skirt and a red and white hat of a similar age (but which I think would work well with both late 30s and 40s looks).
Look at these lovelies:
I have a lovely blouse that will work so am just hunting for suitable shoes and perhaps I'll knit a little navy cardigan too.
I'm thinking these shoes from Rocket Originals:
Happy early birthday to me!