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!
- Friday post 09/06/23: with the weekly health update
- Reading roundup 07/06/23
- Friday post 02/06/23: new health update
- Reading roundup 31/05/23
- Friday post 26/05/23: with this week’s health update!
- Friday post 19/05/23: with yet another health update!
- Friday post 12/05/23: health update
- Friday post 28/04/23: another health break
- Reading roundup 26/04/23
- Monday post 24/04/23: with Hermès scarf news!
Category Archives: Politics
We have had beautiful snowy weather for the last few days and our street and garden look lovely. As I don’t have to leave the house these days, and am not worrying about getting to work, I can appreciate the … Continue reading
Outfit of the day 04/08/17 and news!
I have had such an interesting day so far and now I have some news to share. After sinking into severe depression when I first retired, I have been clawing my way back towards some kind of normality, for me. … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Politics, Wardrobe Tagged bangles, Cotton Traders, depression, earrings, hyacinth, jeans, Kettlewell Colours, lilac, navy, news, pendants, purple, sandals, Suave, tops, white, wraps 3 Comments
Update 31/07/17 The Handmaid’s Tale
This is not an Outfit of the Day post because I have been in bed all day again, wearing a motley array of comfort clothing, which is not fit to be photographed! I hope readers enjoyed the Escales Mediterranéenes post … Continue reading
Posted in Health, Politics, Reading, Women's Rights Tagged books, cough, feminism, Handmaid's Tale, Margaret Atwood, TV 1 Comment
What a difference a day makes!
Image credit Rainbow Bridge by just1snap on Flickr
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Vote Labour – For the Many Not the Few!
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Blog updates 12/05/17
Before I retired in 2014, I was a school librarian for many years, with seven years “off” bringing up our two lads. My old Librain blog was all about the wonderful profession of school librarianship, but ill-health, both physical and … Continue reading
Posted in Blogging, Libraries, Politics Tagged blogs, illness, information management, librarians, librarianship, mental health, organisation, school libraries 2 Comments
Outfit of the day 28/04/17
I am really pleased to be able to write that I managed two things today! LH drove me to the public library and I returned my massive heap of books and chose another huge pile to take home. Amongst them … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Libraries, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Politics, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged bangles, blue, books, bracelets, cobalt, De la Mer au Ciel, earrings, general election, Halcyon Days, Hermès, jeans, jumpers, Klass, Lands' End, navy, white 2 Comments
Outfit of the day 19/04/17
I have been very unwell today, with my postural hypertension kicking in with a vengeance. This means that I get dizzy and fall over rather a lot, which is what has been happening since I first tried to get out … Continue reading
Posted in Health, Outfit of the day, Politics, Scarves, Special days Tagged bangles, blue, Blue Nile, books, bracelets, cobalt, cough, earrings, gavroches, Halcyon Days, Hermès, illness, John Connelly, jumpers, Lands' End, public libraries, pyjamas, Sainsbury's Tu, Zebra Pegasus Leave a comment
Outfit of the day 18/04/17
I hope that readers of this blog enjoyed a lovely Easter Weekend. In this part of the UK it was mostly a bit grey and gloomy, but it is nice for many people to have four days off with the … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Lifestyle, Politics, Scarves, Shopping, Wardrobe Tagged aqua, Au Pays des Oiseaux Fleurs, blue, bracelets, cobalt, Cotton Traders, earrings, gemstones, general election, Hermès, jeans, jumpers, Lands' End, navy, purple, taupe, turquoise, yellow 2 Comments
Outfit of the day 08/03/17
I am so pleased that I was feeling well enough to go out again today! Whoop! Even if it was only one of our garden centre visits again. It is better than lying in bed all day. Today’s outfit was … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Family, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Politics, Scarves, Wardrobe, Women's Rights Tagged Bateau Fleuri, blue, Cotton Traders, feminism, Ferragamo, gavroches, Hermès, jeans, John Lewis, jumpers, MaiTai, navy, purple, turquoise, women Leave a comment