I would buy several of the Fall Fashion issues of Elle, Bazaar and Vogue magazines and make notes of what was new and work appropriate. The lists were always longer than the funds that were available!
These past two Septembers have come in quite quietly with very little new purchases...retirement dressing is not that demanding. I dress much more casually but am aware that if I do not make the effort to add a dash of colour or a scarf or some jewelry I am bored with myself.
I plan to edit my wardrobe and write a list of a few new things that I would like to purchase this season.
A grey cashmere sweater is high on my list and perhaps some new ballet flats in a bright colour.
Maybe some bright boots too for our rainy days.
What have you got on your list so far?
Taking note of colours that make me feel happy and cheery during the grey and gloomy weather that we have in the Pacific Northwest is very important.
Apple season is upon us and a crisp juicy apple adds fibre and vitamins to the Ancient Grains cereal that I eat for breakfast. I add a dash of honey and skip the milk. When I do have milk it's skim.
I am still trying hard to count my points...less walking means that I need to be more aware.
I might have to go to the pool for Aqua Fit classes if this knee is going to be an ongoing problem.
We walked to The Driftwood Centre on Pender last week and almost halfway we stopped at this rural farm stand.
French radishes are delicious served with sea salt and soft butter....
Loved the tins and vintage touches on the rustic stand.
Burlap, old boxes, flowers...it oozed country charm.
I love patty pan squash and will plant some in the garden next year.
Aren't they pretty little things?
Green beans were served regularly when I was in France. I love steaming them until they are tender but crisp then tossing them with butter salt and pepper. What could be simpler?
Vintage rusty old tractor and a scarecrow.
I wonder what life on a working farm would be like?
Periwinkle blue flowers were popping out of the ditches.
Amazing to me that they have survived a hot dry summer and still are blooming.
These put a smile on my face.
Mr. HB and I had natchos for dinner one night this week.
The day's blend together and often I cannot say if it is a Sunday or a Tuesday!
Taco chips topped with melted cheese and served with "boat made" Salsa.
We had a small amount of a commercial salsa left in the jar so I cut up and seeded two small red jalapeño peppers, a small onion, half a green pepper and added about half a cup of tomato Ketchup and a few teaspoons of Franks Red Hot Sauce. I covered this and set it in the fridge for a few hours to allow the flavours to bloom.
Boy! they did their job and WowZa that sauce was spectacular!
What's new with you these days?
I am blogging from my IPAD mini and have the Blogger App which works for most things but I cannot add hash tags or Facebook or Pinterest so you will just have to suffer along with these posts until I get back home from the boat.
Take Care and be Kind.