Just Now I Am....

Friday, 7 December 2012

~Wondering if my hair has been sticking out all day.



~Wearing my new grey tunic from Gudrun Sjödén. 
~Thinking it is the most useful garment I own.
~Wanting to buy at least two more in different colours.




~Capturing the sunlight while it lasts.
~Feeling stretched and supple after a Pilates class.
~Piecing my new jigsaws



~Baking a variation on the pumpkin and walnut squares recipe. I left out the honey (unintentionally) and added a crumble topping. Very good. 


~Glad to see the last of the halloween pumpkin.
~Thinking about baked potatoes stuffed with cheese, onion and bacon for supper.
~Looking forward to a glass or two of wine.
~Anticipating reading more of my new book. Thank you Grannie Annie for the recommendation, I can see I shall have to read them all.
~Loving Friday evenings.


22 comments:

  1. Have just finished my first holiday jigsaw! Now off to look at the grey tunic. You can never own too much grey... K x

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  2. Have wandered all over the place trying to find a decent tunic that's not too - well - clingy! I shall have a look at these, as they sound just the thing! xCathy

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    1. That's what I like about it Cathy it isn't clingy. The fabric is quite thick and hangs away from the body. I have caved in to temptation and ordered another two as they are £10 off at the moment and for GS £35 is cheap! I can't seem to link directly to the tunic but it is the tunic in cotton and modal.

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  3. Even though I no longer work, and neither does Other Half, there's still something different, and special, about Friday evenings. And it's wine night. Old habits die hard.

    It's breezy out, I'm sure your hair was fine when you left! Jx

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    1. I fear it was like it when I woke up. Must remember to stick my head under the tap in the morning.

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  4. Been buying Gudrun clothes for years...they were once VERY exclusive!!!!(ie, very few people had heard of her here in the UK) Getting a bit pricey nowadays I think, but often some good sales. My Other Half has threatened to leave me if I buy any more grey clothes!

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    1. I have a fab GS coat -looks like a great big purple blanket. My Pilates classmates were admiring it today but only one of them had heard of GS -and she is Swedish!

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  5. Roll on evening - I need some adult company!!!

    Don't you love it when an item of clothing fits perfectly into your wardrobe?

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    1. I just wish I didn't have to make so many dud buys before finding the perfect one.

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  6. Anonymous5:14 pm GMT

    I..'ve just finished reading A Room Full of Bones by Elly Griffiths It's very good..I will have to read some more too.ME.

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  7. Thanks for this post - I am on the lookout for a tunic and love the styles of GS - It's a look I always want to emulate but never quite succeed! Will spend some time on the web page and maybe order one or even two of these. The book is apparently on the shelf at my local library so will pop in tomorrow and hope it's still there. All in all a most useful post - thanks and enjoy your weekend!

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  8. I have long been admiring the Gudrun Sjödén colours and originality, and may be emboldened by your enthusiasm to make a purchase. Coloured leggings.

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  9. I popped into Gudrun's website to see the clothes - as your shadow-shot, although fun, doesn't give me an idea of colour! Tunics are such a good idea and look good with a skirt or trousers ... they also give a nice lot of room around Christmas time!

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  10. I love looking through Gudrun Sjödén's catalogues but have to confess I've never actually bought anything from them, not yet anyway. The Ellie Griffiths book looks interesting, I love a good murder mystery and it's a bonus that it's set in Norfolk, one for the list I think.
    Carol

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  11. Oh Sue, this post (and the prior comments) were such fun to read.

    I think that shadow photos often show hair styling very differently from formal portraits. Both are fine.

    Gudrun Sjoden often had sumptuous adverts in Selvedge magazine, and I do like the simple lines of her designs. Actually, her aesthetic is not all that far from that of the company that employs me. Clothes for real women with a sense of taste, and more on their minds that fashion.

    Of course, I also loved the outdoor wintry views, the cooking delights and the reading recommendations. I could not dream of any jigsaw attention this month...I am still very much in the midst of various Santa's workshop activities.

    Best wishes, xo

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  12. Jigsaws are a Christmas tradition here. We used to get them out on Christmas Day, but now we put up the special Jigsaw table at the beginning of December and it stays there until we are all jig-sawed out, usually around the second week in January. Incidentally, you can pay a fortune around here to get a hair-do like that - very edgy I think they call it.

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  13. Thanks for showing us your jigsaws. I've recently finished the one of Waterloo station. It was great to do but slightly annoying that it was portrait rather than landscape and therefore awkward to piece together in my portable jigsaw carrier. I've also just ordered a dress from Gudrun. Last December I visited her shop in Malmo, Sweden, and it was a heavenly blaze of colour!

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    1. Jenny I have a portapuzzle thing too but I much prefer piecing straight onto the table. We just put a cloth over the puzzle when it's time to eat. I must say I am looking forward to that particular puzzle, such a lot to look at. I'm still waiting for one of my jigsaws to arrive -a snowy Christmassy scene.

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  14. That first photo makes me very happy.

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  15. I think I have the same tunic!

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  16. PS Just now I am ... unable to sleep :(

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