The LibrainFormer professional school librarian, now retired through chronic illness. Trying to keep cheerful by reading, drinking lots of tea, blogging my new life, and my love of bling!
- Update 06/07/20 with a lovely gift from a lovely friend
- Update 03/07/20 – new season Plumes en Fête shawl colours!
- Reading roundup 01/07/20
- Update 29/06/20: It’s here at last – Massaccesi reveal!
- Update 26/06/20
- Reading roundup 24/06/20
- Update 22/06/20 with Hermès’ new season scarves!
- Update 19/06/20
- Reading roundup 17/06/20
- Update 15/06/20 with some purchases
Monthly Archives: February 2017
Well, I am back posting properly again – the last three posts had been written in advance and scheduled. WordPress is a great blogging platform. In fact, some of you may remember that I developed a whole school library website, … Continue reading
If you have been following this blog, you will certainly be clear that I love scarves. I think that I have made that pretty obvious. You will also be clear that I have a developing passion for rather special, often … Continue reading
I adore the gorgeous colours and the complex pattern of L’Arbre du Vent. This scarf was designed by Montserrat Gonzalez-Lugo for Hermès’ Autumn/Winter 2015 season. The design is versatile and ties beautifully because all four corners are very different, showcasing a … Continue reading
Over the past six weeks, I have written about how I select colours and clothes for my wardrobe, now that I have retired from work. As you have seen, because of my lifestyle, poor health and weight fluctuations, I tend … Continue reading
Today’s outfit was very similar to the clothes I wore to the hospital on Tuesday. The weather has got quite a lot warmer and I don’t need the heavy navy wool jumper – layers are much better in England in … Continue reading
I can’t write much today as nothing has really happened! Too poorly to go out again, so I snuggled in yesterday’s outfit and my fluffy blanket trying to solve puzzles in the newspaper and watching recorded TV. We both loved … Continue reading
Brr! It is still so cold and wet, so I wrapped myself up warmly today in this thick navy wool jumper and a really old, over 30 years, but well-loved silk scarf. This outfit breaks all of my colour rules … Continue reading
Another hospital visit today, this time for me. It was a regular check up with my Respiratory Consultant, who keeps an eye on all my various illnesses and coordinates everything. The interesting news is that I am being considered for … Continue reading
Dilemma: how to change a wardrobe that suited my working life to fit with retirement? In 2014, I officially retired from my position as a school librarian. As I had been off work for some time with illness, this was … Continue reading