I've been shopping - a rare event these days. Each trip can only last as long as it takes a two year old to eat a handful of tiny teddy biscuits.
I bought the scarf at Country Road and could not go past the grey, despite the grey skies and a cupboard full of grey and black. It's a beautiful soft, bamboo weave - perfect for throwing on with the uniform of converse, jeans and long sleeve T.
The silver bracelet was my grandmother's, a gift when she was a bridesmaid at her sister's wedding. I didn't really know my grandmother or her sisters - my parents emigrated to Australia when I was very young.
For years my parents sat down each week to write an aerogramme with our family news. Phone calls were rare and quite special events with a lot of pressure to say what you had to say. Mum would whisper loudly in the background, "Thank Granny for the present," while Granny talked non-stop eager to make the most of the short time we had.
Luckily it's a little different for my kids. Our family is not terribly good at staying in the same city or even the same country but we keep in great contact. When the phone rings my little one says "DiDi?" Maybe my mother and I talk a little too much!
Our skype sessions see both boys leaping around on the bed in view of the computer showing off to the grandparents or if we can make them stand still, holding out their cars or reading aloud from the latest school book.
Anyway, back to shopping. You can see I am totally out of the habit - I can't even talk about it for long.
If I did shop I would have to buy these beauties from Boden. Nothing wrong really with a little more grey in your world and doesn't navy look lovely with it?
That's winter sorted. In my head anyway.