Heading out for my biennial trip back to the UK and I am so excited. This is a great time to be in the UK, weatherwise. Flowers and trees are blooming, the temperatures are temperate and there’s lots to do.
I am starting in London where I will see some friends the first couple of days. Then it’s off to Wales to see the two men I lived with when I lived there, and to go to an auction with my friend Diane.
I leave from Wales and head off to who knows where! I am taking off on e road trip to explore the north of Wales and England and perhaps attend a huge antiques fair. But that’s on the opposite side of the country from where I need to be on Saturday afternoon in time to spend Easter weekend with my cousins.
I am lucky that Connor’s dogwalker lives at the end of my lane and has agreed to house-sit for me, even without a dog there. It just makes me feel secure to have someone in the house when I am gone.
As always, the hardest thing is deciding what to wear. Since I am always looking to be as efficient as possible, and to save room in my suitcase for the treasures I am bringing home, I try to mix and match as much as possible.
This trip’s theme is cashmere and cords. It’s still pretty chilly in the UK, and since I am headed north, into the mountains and along the coast, it’s going to be much colder than in London. So a couple of pairs of coloured cords, a couple of cashmere turtlenecks, a couple of my favourite stripey shirts, a black jersey dress, some scarves, and there ya go! I am also throwing in a great down tunic-length vest, which has been my go-to piece much of the winter, as well as a rain jacket. Oh, and an umbrella.
Last week, I had dinner with a friend and she was wearing these shoes. They’re just soooo me! They’re flat, with a little heel, and they’re CHEETAH, which is my generic term for any spotted skin. I made her take them off so I could see who made them, and they’re actually FitFlop Skaters. They come in several patterns so I ordered the CHEETAH ones. Since they were so comfortable, I went back and ordered the black shagreen ones. Literally, I wore them all day the first day I got them and not a second of discomfort.
Posting over the next couple of weeks will be sporadic, since I am only taking my tablet and iPhone. But keep an eye out for images on my Instagram account so you can see what caught my eye.
See you next month!