Saturday, 27 March 2021

Grey skies

 How fickle our British weather is, especially at this time of the year.   There is a strong breeze today and, as I had stayed in feeling bad after my booster yesterday, I made myself walk round the block but nearly got blown away.   The morning started out sunny and blue skied but now at four in the afternoon the sky is a uniform grey.   My tete a tete daffodils on the rockery are cheering me up though.   Yes, Spring is on its way.   The weatherman says we are in for a very warm spell on Monday and Tuesday when temperatures might 'soar' to twenty in some areas.   Then, in typical British form, he told us that by Easter the temperature would have gone back rapidly and Easter would be cold..   Well, being we expect that kind of thing don't we?

I recalled this morning when we had our usual Saturday morning Zoom meeting that in 1952, the year I married my first  husband, he took me  on Whit Sunday to meet dear friends of his for the first time.   They lived in Sleaford, twenty miles away from where we lived.   My favourite coat at the time was a Petrol Blue Windsmoor coat with a huge shawl collar and I remember being delighted that it was snowing so I had to wear that coat.

Isn't it funny how we remember clothes we have worn which we adored?   I had a brown checked suit with a brown velvet collar - I never wanted that to wear out I loved it so much.   Do any of you  remember a favourite garment?   Now I suppose it has to be either of my two leather jackets.   I have always loved clothes and especially now that I am so immobile - and always likely to be from now on - I seem to get even greater pleasure from them.

Until tomorrow dear bloggy friends.


21 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Been a lovely sunny day with a chilly breeze here on Sheppey.
The forecast for Monday, Tues, Weds is very warm and sunny (possibly 23 degrees) and then, down to 8 degrees on Good Friday.
Looking forward to those first three days though as they coincide with fresh southerly winds which mean we could get a surge of summer visitor birds 0 swallows and sand martins were seen yesterday.

Salty Pumpkin Studio said...

I still have my green corduroy jacket from high school. My mother saved up to buy it. I remember how happy she was giving it to me. It is weird, and surprising to see one for sale on Ebay, in America, at a higher price than the origimal $45.00 dollars.

The bike shed said...

My wife loves clothes - and good for her I say - it's an interest and a passion. I buy loads of mountaineering and camping equipment - far too much really, but it gives me pleasure. I couldn't tell you what I'm wearing from one day to the next but I could list all the kit I wore when I climbed peaks in the Alps or kayaked in Nepal...

Hard up Hester said...

Sunny here but with a biting wind. I spend my days looking like the Michelin man as I wear so many layers.

I was born in Sleaford, I left there when I was 8.

Anonymous said...

My favourite item is a long arran Cardigan(ankle length) a marks and spencers 'seconds' item from a local market stall - 0ver 35 years old! must dig it out and give it an airing! Glad you are making some progress on your daily constitutionals - Take care - Jane xx

Heather said...

It was a perfect March day this morning but developed into grey skies and drizzle later. Glad I took my walk early. We really do have to make the most of each day or even half a day of fine weather.
In my teens my mother chose my clothes and I remember a coat which had no appeal on the hanger but when I tried it on I loved it. Another coat, much later in my life, wore so well I had it for years until I was thoroughly fed up with it!

CharlotteP said...

I made this favourite cardigan
https://www.ravelry.com/projects/cpountney1/large-diamonds-jacket
over 20 years ago...it's still going strong, with new cuffs, and darned elbows. there are years of life in it, yet!

Anonymous said...

In fact I am wearing a favorite thing right now, a pair of interesting linen pants that I actually made; I suspect they are not wildly figure flattering but so comfortable!

We have already had our burst of warm sunny weather here on the east coast of the US; now its going to start veering back to cold and rainy. Unfortunately in a burst of optimism I washed all the duvets and they will be drying all over the house for the rest of the week, I fear.

ceci

Debby said...

It has been warm today. We began building our greenhouse. I guess my favorite article of clothing was a navy chiffon dress. I wore that for several years.

Susan said...

I have heard from others as well that the second Pfizer shot carries a few side effects that disappear in time. The Moderna side effects seem to be at the first shot. Interesting how we all experience something. With warmth all your lovely bulbs will start flowering. My bulbs are emerging but no flowers yet. I loved my long, navy blue, cashmere coat and a dark green dress with box pleats, white peter pan collar and cuffs. All Winter I have loved my black wool, straight leg trousers and my Patagonia fleece sweaters, one in emerald green and one in burgundy

Joanne Noragon said...

It was terribly windy here yesterday. I did not go out.
I remember favorite clothes from childhood. A dress with a very pleated skirt. I remember a dress I made as an adult. My friend like it so much I made one for her.

Bonnie said...

I remember some favorite clothes from my teenage years. It was the 1960s and I was very into the popular styles of that era.
I do hope you are feeling much better. I had a bit of a hard time after my second Pfizer shot last week but I am feeling better now. Take care dear friend!

Cro Magnon said...

When I first went to work on The London Stock Exchange, my father lent me his tailor for a regulation city pinstripe suit. The tailor suggested 'Guard's Officer' style, and the result was superb. I strutted around The City like a true dandy. I eventually gave it to a theatre wardrobe dep't, so it's possibly still being worn today.

Virginia said...

My favourite piece of clothing is undoubtedly a pretty linen buttoned top I bought in about 1992. It was beautifully cut and wore it for years, and have cut innumerable patterns from it . . .. it wasn’t cheap, but it’s been worth its weight in gold! I’m glad you are recovering from the jab, and have better weather ahead.

Sue in Suffolk said...

I only remember the awful clothes that I wore in teenage years. Everything was always handmade by a cousin or a neighbour - I don't remember shopping for clothes until I left school at 16. I expect Mum hated shopping for clothes as much as I do now.

Bovey Belle said...

I can remember some of the miniskirts I wore aged 16 or so, and some beautiful pleated trousers which looked amazing. Not really a clothes person though - give me a good book any day!

Rain here today, when I was hoping the sun would arrive early!

Librarian said...

Our weather was pretty much the same yesterday, and our forecast for the coming week mirrors yours, so it is not just the British weather that feels a bit like a roller coaster these days, as is typical for this season :-)
I used to have several favourite dresses over the years, and I remember a particular favourite pair of jeans I wore almost until it fell off me in threads and patches. I also remember what I wore for my first days on the new jobs I started in 2003 and 2012, and when meeting new clients for the first time in 2018.

the veg artist said...

I think I pretty much gave up on caring about clothes when I had to give up work. Comfy and warm are the main criteria. Must get a grip!
(The walrus is now on holiday in Tenby, where the forecast is quite good for the week!)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Glad to hear the walrus is basking in Tenby.

Bonnie - interesting to hear that your second Pfizer affected you too. I have been really off colour for a couple of days but more or less back to normal now.
Thanks for all your clothes memories everyone.

Rachel Phillips said...

I remember all my clothes so could not possibly pick anything out. Most of my outfits were made at home and my mother was a good seamstress and taught me tailoring and dressmaking. The clothes I had as a teenager were made in this way and we would read fashion magazines and buy and adjust patterns for the latest styles mostly as seen in Vogue. I had a good figure then, not so much so now so my interest is more like Veg above, comfy and warm and practical. I still read Vogue and I still have my sewing machine although used these days for mending things. When I left school and went out to work I was taken by my mother to buy two outfits for work.

jinxxxygirl said...

Clothes have never been my 'thing' Pat.. I find that i'am more 'tom boy' than anything and if i had any favorite clothes it would be a flannel shirt or favorite pair of jeans.. Being over weight most of my life clothes have never been a favorite of mine as i could never fit in the things i really liked.. These days i'm exercising and watching what i eat for health reasons but some of that translates into wearing more of the clothes i like.