As the skies darken and the weather looks like it's finally going to cool down a bit, I start looking for richer food - whether that be in colour or texture. My current obsession is dried cranberries or craisins. I love eating them on their own. Cranberry juice may well be fine for a summer drink but in winter, it's craisins for me.
I use them in my mix and go muesli.
Which, for the cooler months also featured dried apricots as well as the usual. I love winter colours.
Because the SSG Manor kitchen isn't all clean wholesome living, the drinks inventory of the fridge had to be restocked. In case of emergency.
Somehow that bottle of champagne looks so
The emergency supplies of coke zero and bubbly.
You know how Mr SSG walked home with a bottle of champagne the other day? The one that matched the lounge room furnishings? Well, courtesy of his post drinks largesse, he'd actually bought a dozen. We went back to pick them up yesterday. He tells me champagne 'keeps'. If it lasts, that is.
Then it was on to unpacking my haul from Cotton On. This was all from the Groundhog Day that was Friday. I had to retrace my steps from Thursday, my day of lathering indecision. These were the items I tried on and liked but dithered so much I walked out of the store on Thursday empty handed.
For a person who hasn't seen her teenaged years for decades, I now find myself in the possession of 4 pairs of relatively inexpensive skinny jeans. Two from ICE and another couple from Cotton On. I've justified each purchase based on an index derived from cost, leg length (no alterations necessary, dollars saved there) and denim shade (all a little different from each other).
The grey V-neck sweater was bought in the vain hope that wearing it with skinnies would be channeling Alexa Chung, she of the amazing manicure shades and wonderful accent who doesn't seem to take this whole fashion icon thing too seriously. I know, I know, I should be investment dressing at my age - I should be investing in cashmere, trading in futures for Hermes (that just sounded good, I have no idea if that's even legal these days or possible) etc etc. Fear not, the greatness of mixing it designer and chain store will prevail. The ron rons will be debuted with the ensemble.
Oh and the hoodie, that's my favourite. $20 and just the right length, going down to the mid thigh. It will be the key piece for my outfit tomorrow. The 'watching Justin Bieber and those crazed young girls in Martin Place from the comfort of my lounge' outfit.