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!
- 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!
- Friday post 21/04/23: catching up!
Tag Archives: violet
Outfit of the day 13/08/19
I was well enough to go to the hairdresser’s and the library this morning – hooray! It was so nice to feel strong enough to select and put on a lovely set of clothing and accessories. So uplifting. And, of … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Hair, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged amethyst, asymmetric wrap, blue, Ferragamo, gold, grey hair, hairdresser, hairstyles, Hermès, Isle, John Lewis, Lands' End, lavender, Massaccesi, mauve, navy, purple, silver, violet 2 Comments
Outfit of the day 05/03/19
Oh, I am feeling so happy today! Yes, Younger Son has come home for a few days and it is so lovely to have him here. Both of my lads have gone out together, which is great. This morning, he … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Family, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged amethyst, blue, Duo Boots, Ferragamo, gold, Grand Tour Collection, grey, Hermès, Jaguar Quetzal, Lands' End, Marks and Spencer, Massaccesi, mauve, purple, violet, yellow Leave a comment
Outfit of the day 11/01/19
It was my first counselling session today and I was rather nervous about going. I have changed so much with this illness. Only a couple of years ago, I was a really confident driver, happy to find new places, unfazed … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Health, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged ankle boots, bangles, blue, boots, counselling, Duo Boots, earrings, Grand Tour Collection, Halcyon Days, Hera, jumpers, Lands' End, Liberty, mauve, mental health, navy, pink, shawls, trousers, violet Leave a comment
Update 03/01/19 with Christmas presents #01
Now that I have had a bit of a break from the blog, I would like to show you some of the gifts I received for Christmas. Lovely Husband is happy for me to choose my own present each year … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Family, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Special days, Wardrobe Tagged brooches, Christmas, earrings, gifts, Grand Tour Collection, John Lewis, mental health, necklaces, presents, pyjamas, red, Sainsbury's Tu, violet 2 Comments
Happy birthday to me!
Is it that day again? How has it come around so fast! Yes, it is my birthday today – 62, eek! I dragged myself out of bed this morning and put on a very nice outfit, if I say so … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Special days, Wardrobe Tagged ankle boots, birthdays, Blue Nile, boots, Cotton Traders, Duo Boots, earrings, Game of Thrones, Hermès, Jaguar Quetzal, jeans, jumpers, lilac, Marks and Spencer, Mary Beard, mauve, navy, presents, purple, rings, violet 2 Comments
Last night I had another bad asthma attack – that’s the third night in a row! So I have felt pretty poorly today as a result. I had planned to go for my flu vaccination this afternoon, but was far … Continue reading
Outfit of the day 08/05/18
It was so hot yesterday evening that I thought I was going to melt all over my iPad! Yes, I love to see sunshine and a bright blue sky, but I absolutely hate feeling sweaty. So it has been great … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Jewellery, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged bangles, blue, cardigans, Cotton Traders, cream, earrings, Halcyon Days, Hermès, Jaguar Quetzal, jeans, Lands' End, lavender, Liberty, mauve, navy, necklaces, pendants, purple, sandals, Suave, vests, violet, yellow Leave a comment
Outfit of the day 19/01/18
I was really hoping yesterday evening, that I would be well enough to go out today. We did go out, but, in the end, not for long. We only made it as far as the Library, where I chose my … Continue reading
Posted in Clothes, Jewellery, Libraries, Lifestyle, Outfit of the day, Scarves, Wardrobe Tagged blue, bracelets, Cotton Traders, earrings, Ferragamo, Hermès, Jaguar Quetzal, jeans, jumpers, Marks and Spencer, mauve, navy, pink, violet Leave a comment
Wardrobe planning #02 – choosing colours #01
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
Posted in Clothes, Libraries, Lifestyle, Wardrobe, Wardrobe planning Tagged blue, brown, cobalt, colours, coral, cream, grey, lilac, navy, organisation, planning, purple, retirement, tan, violet, Vivienne Files, white, work 3 Comments