May 1, 2015

Penny Blacks. Skivvies Under Shifts.

I'm at that point of my relationship with the season's wet weather where I can still make puppy dog eyes at the downpours bouncing off tin rooves as I watch through a window from the warmth and dryness of my office.  At the moment, it's fun remembering an umbrella every time I go out the front door.  It's a blessing from up above when I manage to get the car 'washed' by parking it under an obliging downpour.  And it feels like winter proper to nursing a mug of tea and some biscuits whilst dressed in flannel PJs and Explorer socks as the wet weather comes to the party outside.

As the novelty of it all wears off, though, I'm not sure if I'll still be seeing the great wets of Sydney through rose tinted glasses.
Can you believe that it's May 1?  Already?  Which makes it Penny Black Day (thank you themed google home page for the reminder.  May 1, 1840 marked the day of the release of the world's first adhesive postage stamp in London.  Penny Blacks lacked the perforations we saw with later stamps and the serene profile on the stamp is that of a young Queen Victoria.

Sweater - Country Road (from back in the day when they did collections of wearable staples), dress - Next, necklace - the FF from RPE.

And you know how I love a good reference to history in my outfits.  Here is today's outfit combining black and my personal May tradition of extending the life of my shift dressed by wearing a black skivvy under them.  So much meaning in one Friday outfit.

Being the first of the month, it was also time to officially flick over the page of my Wonders of the World wall calender.  May is all about the pyramids of Egypt and it's also all about the fact that I'm on leave in 12 days time.  It all gets that much more real when you can actually see your leave on your wall calender.  I've got some serious booking and planning to do this weekend.  The forecast extremely wet weather will be perfect for making sure I stay in to get it all done.

I was sort of out on the town last night.  And it was a school night.  It was lovely to catch up with friends and colleagues for dinner, intellectual discussion and okay, a good old gossip.  

Have a lovely weekend and stay dry if you're in Sydney!

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