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!
- Monday post 20/03/23: Mothers’ Day treats
- Friday post 17/03/23: what I would have worn!
- Reading roundup 15/03/23
- Monday post 13/03/23: with this and that
- Friday post 10/03/23: with a gorgeous treat!
- Reading roundup 08/03/23
- Monday post 06/03/23: return of The Librain!
- Taking another break: update 27/02/23
- Taking another break: update 20/02/23
- Taking another break 08/02/23
Category Archives: Jewellery
Monday post 20/03/23: Mothers’ Day treats
Yesterday was Mothers’ Day in the UK and I had a lovely time, thanks to my three “chaps”. Elder Son had been planning a spectacular afternoon tea (that I had in the evening, like last year) and also surprised me … Continue reading
Posted in Jewellery, Lifestyle, Special days, Wardrobe Tagged blue, earrings, food, gifts, green, Lovisa, Mothers’ Day, navy, presents Leave a comment
Friday post 17/03/23: what I would have worn!
Well, this really isn’t the post that I expected to write today. All week, I have been planning a lovely set of outfits based around a particular cashmere jumper and I had hoped to be strong enough to get out … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Hermès, purple, Pure Collection, Duo Boots, Grand Tour Collection, Plumes en Fete, Le Premier Chant Leave a comment
Friday post 03/02/23: with cobalt cashmere
During my time away from the blog, I decided to have a change from navy and grey and, instead, selected my gorgeous bright blue cashmere v-neck from John Lewis. This is such a lovely colour and I have several scarves … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Bibliothèque, Bill Skinner, blue, cobalt, Hera, Hermès, John Lewis, lapis lazuli, Liberty, MaiTai, navy, necklaces, pink, scarf rings 2 Comments
Friday post 20/01/23: with even more scarves!
This has been a rollercoaster kind of week: some terrible, difficult days and some peaceful, quiet days. Lovely Husband and I are quite worn out both physically and emotionally. Some good news is that Younger Son is visiting from next … Continue reading
Posted in Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged criss-cross knot, Hermès, MaiTai, navy, Pilgrim, pink, red, Robe Légère, Seasalt 2 Comments
Monday post 14/11/22 with presents and H news
Hello and welcome to a new week on my blog. Today I am going to show you my lovely birthday presents, plus some early images of the Spring/Summer 2024 Hermès scarves. I was fortunate to receive some gorgeous jewellery from … Continue reading
Posted in Jewellery, Scarves, Special days, Wardrobe Tagged birthdays, bracelets, earrings, gifts, Hermès, Hermès Spring/Summer 2023, presents 2 Comments
Monday post 31/10/22 with some gorgeous jewellery
Welcome to a new week on the blog. Yes, I know it’s Hallowe’en today, but I don’t really take much notice of that. Perhaps my children were “deprived” of Trick or Treating when they were young. It is just not … Continue reading
Posted in Ancient History, Jewellery Tagged amethyst, Ancient Greece, Ancient Rome, Art Nouveau, bracelets, crowns, Greek, necklaces, Roman Leave a comment
Outfits of the week 05/08/22
Welcome to Friday’s post! Today is a very special day as it’s Younger Son’s 30th birthday. Time has passed so quickly and Lovely Husband and I sat looking at photos of our two “boys” over the years wondering how it … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Family, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Bill Skinner, birthdays, blue, Hermès, Lands' End, lapis lazuli, Marks and Spencer, Mythiques Phoenix Coloriages, navy, necklace knot, pink, red, white Leave a comment
Update 18/07/22 with more gorgeous earrings!
Hi, everyone! I am so pleased to be back writing on the blog. A combination of severe health issues, a bad psychological reaction to a medical procedure, and very hot weather made it impossible for me to post on here. … Continue reading
Posted in Health, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Shopping, Wardrobe Tagged Chalk Jewellery, earrings, fuchsia, heatwave, hot weather, illness, Marks and Spencer, pink, purchases, white 3 Comments
Outfits of the week 01/07/22
Welcome to Friday’s post and the final one of the week. This week I have had two medical appointments to attend, so, for once, I had to get properly dressed! I am suffering from a form of agoraphobia these days … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Footwear, Handbags, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged Aurora, blue, Halcyon Days, Hera, Hermès, Ianthe, Isle, Lands' End, Liberty, Massaccesi, navy, One Hundred Stars, teal, turquoise Leave a comment
Update 27/06/22 with some Royal influence!
Hello, everyone, and welcome to my first post of the week! Well, people who know me well may be rather surprised by parts of today’s post. I have mentioned The Purse Forum on here loads of times, listing the many … Continue reading
Posted in Jewellery, Shopping, Wardrobe Tagged Chalk Jewellery, earrings, gold, green, Purse Forum, wood 3 Comments