Pump up the volume


Darlings, dust off ones broomstick and enjoy Halloween! Black is SO forgiving!
Watch Hocus Pocus and Practical Magic on a loop. Light candles , eat worms! ( spaghetti for the squeamish) and enchant the local children before eating them!


Breakfast on frogs and bats


Bewitch ones husband.
And dance by the light of the moon.

As for pumkins why go to all the trouble of carving the brutes! Total nightmare. Pump up the volume instead. Bling and magic.



Bibbity bobbity boo!

Cinderella will have to walk.

Spotty article


Darlings, when flicking through Porter magazine one was overjoyed to see rather a lot of spotty hosiery.
Cripes! One remembers dotty legs in the 80s and the revival certainly got my attention. So much so that one immediately bought and wore a pair.


If the advertising couldn’t convince us , the celebrity endorsements most definitely could!!



Word to the wise girls, don’t post a picture of yourself in tights on Instagram. Unless one is the glorious and leggy Rosie Londoner who’s adoring fans ( and I am one) look forward to posts of those fabulous pins!!
I dared to do such a thing and was immediately dropped by a couple of dozen female follows! Sob!
One didn’t think ones stems were THAT bad?

I think mine were Wolford


They had them in M&S and also my tights.com

I’m going back to posting pictures of the spaniel .
Rotten bloody lot.

October ROCKS!!!

Have you been outside recently? Then you will already have feasted on the glory of October! One simply can’t get enough of it and poor old Pandy ( Panda) the King Charles spaniel keeps getting dragged out whether she wants to go or not! Tis the season to SOUP and walk. imageimageIt really is stunning!!

kick leaves

carve pumpkins

wrap up

wear boots

make soup

The Princess and the pea



Darlings ( sings) anything Kate ( Middy) can do I can do better! Haha if only darlings!! In fact one is certain that if the lovely Catherine wasn’t in the club she would be wedge footing her way to Joules to snap up another navy blue staple!

One doesn’t have her budget or her Prince. Maybe mine will take the subtle hint that a pea coat will be an investment buy so must immediately live with us!
Doubtful as there may already be similar stuffed into bulging wardrobes.

” But the one from Joules is slightly shorter, semi fitted and has shiny crested buttons !! “

No it isn’t the same as my other one !!!
Did I mention the shiny crested buttons?


Hornpipe not included . Although one does know a few willing sailors.

Make it last


” Make it last!”

As a greedy girl this statement has never been adhered to. I should have listened to granny.
Incapable of eeking anything out one is now paying the price.
Damn it.
This is the last jar of homemade blackberry jam. So when it’s gone it gone.


If like me you too go hell for leather at anything and everything and don’t ” save something for another day” you will know what I’m talking about.

I could have jolly well taken it steady and had an extra month of deliciousness.

At least it’s cold enough for porridge.


Fall in love



Darlings , don’t you just love autumn? How one longs to be a redhead with that exquisite colouring when the leaves are burnished bronze and the countryside backdrop can only enhance ones beauty.
At least tweeds suit the season and it’s palette .

Everywhere one looks there natural beauties to collect , set up a nature table. Children love them! Hunt for acorns, leaves for cones and masses and masses of conkers. We are not at school, they are not banned!! Spend an hour stooping and picking up conkers!

And bathing muddy dogs!

As my husband is a great big baby when it comes to spiders there will be conkers in the corners of the room. Apparently they also ward off moths, rheumatism and piles. So a good idea to keep them in drawers.