Friday 25 March 2022

Other People's Blogs

Bless - thank you! I feel hugged.

Wherethejourneytakesme - Thank you.

Eileen - you are so lovely and encouraging. Thank you.

Deborah - I have a deal with DH - when it comes to potatoes, I will peel, chop and bung them in a pan. He mashes them. In fact, the rule is that he 'dishes up' so he will mash potato and put the dinner on plates. I leave everything ready for him, like the potato masher and any gravy ready in a jug (I use granules) etc. So I am fine about mashed potatoes and the men will eat all I make. Mince is a great standby here. As for alcohol, I really don't seem to do well with wine as it gives me horrific heartburn (father offered me gaviscon) and mead has been giving me nasty reactions as well. Fortunately I can drink rum, brandy and vodka in quantity with only the usual effects.

I was reading Angela's blog Tracing Rainbows about fast fashion and mending things here. On one hand, I rarely mend clothes, apart from repeatedly sewing buttons on bear's ridiculously expensive blazer. I don't know how. On the other hand, I wear stuff to rags. Most of the clothes I get rid of is cheap stuff that I've worn until the fabric has just about had enough. I bought a night dress today. It's a Morrisons own brand one that cost £10 but it's a lovely colour, a nice length and has a great feel to it (here, if you are interested). It will look bobbled and a bit sad in next to no time, with my experience with Morrison's clothes, but will last forever. I'm going to get rid of an old night dress. It is a little stained, extremely worn and older than bear. It started off as t-shirt material but now is so worn that you could use it to strain peas, if you didn't mind all the stains, bobbly bits and general shabbiness. It doesn't need mending, but it's had it's day. At the same time, I could really do with some soft, thin cleaning clothes that I can either wash or throw. Thinking about it, I buy cheap 'fast' fashion but wear it for years. Perhaps I need to buy better and mend. I also need to get some sweaters knitted. My hand knitted ones have always lasted a lot longer than shop bought, including the bought one I'm wearing now. It's shrunk - not too much, but just enough to show my wrists. It's bobbled to bits as well. If I get myself a new one knitted, perhaps using the yarn that I shouldn't have bought from Aldi today, then perhaps I can do a little alterations and tidy it up a little.

Eileen talked about lists on her blog, and I really need to get back to mine. If I use lists, I get so much done. At the moment, I'm dithering between loads of different things and forgetting important stuff. Bear's school are asking for clothes as part of their eco school green week. The idea is to donate clothes rather than throw them away and waste them. If I finally get a little organised, then perhaps I can have a good clear out and make things easier on myself. 

Other people's blogs are really inspirational. 

I still didn't get an awful lot done today, apart from some writing stuff. It was lovely and sunny while I waited for bear, though, and I caught a pic of some blossom. I love this time of year. 

 Hugs and good health to all. 


  1. I find other blogs inspirational too.

    I am not a list maker. I try. I do well with things when I have lists, but I can't seem to stick to making them!

    I must admit that I don't mend clothes. I don't spend a lot of money on them so I just chuck them when they end up worn out. I have a couple of jumpers that have holes in but they are just so comfy that I can't bring myself to throw them out. They aren't clothes that I'd wear out anywhere, but in my house no one cares what I look like lol.

    Hope you have a nice weekend.

  2. Until recently I've had the same approach as you, i.e. to wear things things until they are only fit for the bin. I'm now at the stage where I need to replace most of the clothes I own because it's either too big or too tatty, and this time I am trying to be selective and buy much better quality that I'll take care of and repair as needed. I also want to get back into dressmaking.

  3. Other people's blogs are definitely inspiring! I tend to buy inexpensive clothes and I wear them for years. I think my cousins get tired of seeing me wearing the same things because they regularly go through their closets and give me clothes they no longer want! :D