I've never been able to resist Betty Boop, so this top just zipped over to me today. Bit like two magnets we were. I tried to stop myself, honestly.
Bit ridiculous really at my age, so to prove to myself I could be grown up as well, I bought the Boden shirt below...
It got me thinking on the things that keep me feeling young. One is definitely going for things like the Betty Boop, though I should know better. Another is having a 12 year old who, like me, is addicted to reading.
Heard of Twilight? After much begging, I gave into her pleading and bought her the set of Twilight books. I thought I ought to read one as well to see what the fuss was all about.
Well, these books should come with a health warning. For the past three weeks, every spare moment, me and eldest have been glued to each book in turn. We're now on the fourth. I think they are fantastic.
Another book she introduced me to, and which really moved me, was
This is very painful to read, but also incredibly moving, and incredibly uplifting. Amazingly it's the author's first book, and she was just 23 when she wrote it. I can't wait to see what she comes up with next. I really got so absorbed, I thought it actually was written by an 11 year old boy.
What sort of things keep you feeling young?
I also treated myself to a mohair mix knitted dress I fell in love with in a charity shop... I don't like the arms, and so was aiming to cut it and change it - they puff out, but the dress itself is gorgeous with a capital G. I've always wanted a hand knitted dress, but given it takes me a year to knit a scarf, I don't think it's ever going to happen. So I was thrilled.
However, I thought out of interest I'd find out a little about the label as I hadn't heard of it. Scarlet Roos. Now, her dresses sell for around £100 and up... and this one looks brand new to me. And it's special, so I'm sure it would have been fairly pricey. Damn it, now I don't feel able to chop into it. That doesn't make me feel young. That makes me feel old and responsible! ;-)
Have a youthful weekend all you lovely peeps.