Thursday, November 15, 2007

Layer cake, a stew and good advice

1. On a cold day, wrapping up in layers: a petticoat, thick chocolate brown tights, a pink vest, an aubergine-coloured top, a thick cord skirt in deep plum, a long chocolate brown woollen coat, socks and a pair of brown lace-up boots and an overcoat.

2. Sliding a heavy red pot of stew into the oven.

3. As I leave, Katie tells me to take the longer, safer route because it's dark and cold.

9 comments:

  1. You sound like you popped straight out of a book from the 1800s. I'm thinking of Jo from Little Women, but feel free to substitute a similarly jolly heroine from a British novel if you haven't read the American classic.

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  2. I've read Little Women, and Jo is one of my favourite lit'ry heroines. I'm sure Jo wouldn't care that much about her clothes, though!

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  3. 4. Having a good color eye, and putting together a complex outfit that doesn't make you look like a clown. Good work!

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  4. I bayked a carrot cayke! Wat a coinsidense that yor post haz cayke in it! Hehehe! I put the foto's ov it on my blog. Come an see wat yu think! I wor my speshol chef owtfit, too.

    :@}

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  5. Clare - thanks for a pure taste of England. And I think you are more English than most!

    And, ok - where did you ever get a petty coat??

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  6. Kathryn -- Marks and Spencer, of course! They call them slips, but everyone knows they mean petticoats.

    I love them because they stop my skirt and my coat sticking to my tights -- as well as keeping that awkward spot between my skirt and my top out of the cold.

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  7. Gotta love Marks and Spencer. I will have to check them out at Christmas as I am a long skirt in winter fan with tights..!

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  8. any stew cooked in a red pot has got to be tasty!

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  9. An enviable outfit, I'm sure.

    O, for a petticoat!

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