And that is the first of my points: after some cooler, or at least not hot weather, and even some cold days (a neighbour had their wood fire going), we had some more hot sunny ones, and last Wednesday was one of them. Just one week ago today I was sodden in a light sundress, and today I am sat here writing this in a woolen jumper. This shows to anyone not familiar with our weather just how extreme it is – and how mean. Mean! There aren't too many in-between days, where the wearing of a sundress is wonderful and warm and everything is lovely. Wouldn't that be nice? I'm already getting a kind of longing for warmer weather from looking at Pinterest..! And don't I feel like Goldilocks because of it.
The other reason, which I'll keep shorter (phew) (my roses are doing enough rambling and they're purdy so it's ok) is simply that I wanted to share my new vintage (do us vintage wearers need special a word for this? I think we do!) dress. Softest creamy cotton, with yellow roses detailed with peach and olive climbing the skirt and bodice. It was instant love. Now, I wonder how many times can I wear it, with a cardigan and stockings, before our winter proper starts?