I actually wore two outfits today. Although the day started bright this morning, I felt cold (thyroid issues) and so put on the same aqua cotton jumper that I wore yesterday. By lunchtime, I began to feel much warmer and so swapped to my bright navy twin-set before going out on one of our garden centre “jaunts”. It may seem silly, but going out even for an hour or so feels like quite an achievement these days, as I am definitely getting worse and much weaker, spending more and more time in bed.
In honour of this beautiful sunny day, I decided to wear Under the Waves 90cm for the first time this year. Designed by Alice Shirley for Hermès Spring/Summer 2016 season, this colourway has a dusky pink rolled hem and shows sea life and corals in pinks, turquoise, aqua, blues and shades of cream. When I do a Scarf of the Moment post on this scarf, I will show close-ups of the lovely sea creatures.
The scarf really goes best with my aqua jumper, but navy is also fine and it also looks nice with a range of summer tops in turquoise and pink. Anyway, this is what I eventually wore today when we went out. The collage below shows the two different outfits with the scarf image in between.
- Silk scarf 90cm – Under the Waves – Hermès. Tied as an asymmetric wrap.
- Bright navy, cotton cardigan – Lands’ End.
- Bright navy, matching cotton short-sleeve top – Lands’ End.
- Indigo jeans – Cotton Traders.
- Blue topaz, triangle-shaped stud earrings.
- Turquoise enamel and rose gold, giraffe pattern bangle – Halcyon Days.
Since I last wrote about my reading, last week, I have finished three books: Ann Cleeves’ Hidden Depths, Elly Griffiths’ A Roomful of Bones and Jane Casey’s Let the Dead Speak.
I am really enjoying Ann Cleeves’ work and am so pleased that the public library have both her Vera Stanhope series and also her Shetland series on their ebook system. It will be satisfying to work my way through them all and it is great how easy it is to borrow these ebooks on my iPad. If I run out of print books, then I can download so many interesting ebooks and, now I have the newer and lighter iPad, it is very comfortable to read in bed. I prefer reading print books if I am in the garden.
Last time I visited our local library, I went a bit mad raiding the shelves for anything by Elly Griffiths that I had not already read. So I got quite a few of her Ruth Galloway books, with a few gaps which I will sort out later on. I finished A Room Full of Bones the other day and continue to like how Griffiths blends a crime series with the development of her main characters. The archaeology strand also interests me a lot, as I have said before.
I had requested the Jane Casey book, which I think is the last in her Maeve Kerrigan series and, again, this was a gripping read. In fact, I was so gripped that I could not put the book down and so read it in one go. I am not sure if there will be any more Maeve adventures, as this book had a distinct feeling of closure (but I secretly hope that there will be more).
Now, I will draw this post to an end and start my new book: