Update 24/08/20

I’m sorry that I didn’t post last Friday. It would have been my Mother’s 89th birthday and I felt so sad, thinking about how much I miss her. I simply couldn’t bring myself to write anything on here.

Mum and Dad on their wedding day in 1955

To be honest, I’m really struggling to think of things to write about at the moment. Wednesday’s posts are mostly OK as I can talk about the books that I have read, but Monday’s and Friday’s are becoming difficult to write. It’s easy if I have bought something new – Hermès scarves are a dream to write about! But now that I have spent so much money on a shawl, it will be ages until I can afford something else.

My life has become so very constricted and narrow this year. It has not been very exciting since I started this blog, but my stroke and then the dreaded Coronavirus lockdown have limited me so much more. Now, my days are mostly spent in bed reading on my iPad, wearing a vest and pyjama trousers, snacking and drinking tea, and chatting to Lovely Husband and Elder Son. I manage to go downstairs for a couple of hours, if I feel strong enough and my memory is so bad that I have probably written this post several times before!

So, perhaps I need to think about what I want from this blog and what purpose it is serving for me and the kind people who visit and comment. Is it worthwhile carrying on?

I will have to think about this.

Love and best wishes,



About The Librain

Retired School Librarian
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5 Responses to Update 24/08/20

  1. carolelud says:

    What a lovely picture of your mom and dad! Thanks for sharing. My mom would’ve been 87 this year, she passed away two years ago, and I too miss her very much, and my dad too.


    • The Librain says:

      Thank you so much for your comment about the photo. I am so sorry to read that you have also lost your parents. It is such a difficult situation to bear, but I love to look back at photos like this and remember them. Best wishes, Anne x


  2. Aneta says:

    Beautiful wedding photo and memories of your Mum. It is OK to pause blogging when it feels right. Many blogs I discovered when they went on hiatus, some of them resumed on reduced schedule. I come here for your humour and great eye for coulour and accessories, as well as reading. And, love of H silks. I would miss your posts.

    have a lovely week ahead

    Persimmon from TPF.


    • The Librain says:

      Dear Aneta,
      Thank you so much for your kind and lovely comment. It has really encouraged me to keep going with my blog! Best wishes, Anne x


      • Aneta says:

        I am so happy to see your new posts coming up! Will also try to comment more often, as I am typically just reading and admiring the pictures. It takes a lot of work and dedication to put the post together and please know that it brings real joy to follow your discoveries, be it in fashion, or books. Please continue, as long it is a pleasure for you and not a chore.

        with kindest regards,


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