Warning - When I Am an Old Woman I Shall Wear Purple
By Jenny Joseph
When I am an old woman, I shall wear purple
with a red hat that doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
and satin candles, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I am tired
and gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
and run my stick along the public railings
and make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
and pick the flowers in other people's gardens
and learn to spit.
You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
and eat three pounds of sausages at a go
or only bread and pickles for a week
and hoard pens and pencils and beer nuts and things in boxes.
But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
and pay our rent and not swear in the street
and set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.
But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.
But for now - I'll settle for my new purple shoes - am so in love with these and they are attracting attention whenever they go. An utter bargain - just £13 from the little shop in town and they are leather lined and oh so comfy;
Another sunny day here - another trip into town - mainly to do boring things like banking, post and a big shop. Of course its rude not to support local business, so I had to pop into my favourite little charity shop - more cups & saucers. Got quite a collection now - when they are all done, I shall do a massed group photo. Here's today's pair;
I know I'm not the only blogger to have bought this magazine today - I'd planned to treat myself to a mag and when I spotted this one on the shelf I couldn't leave it there. The bag is great - perfect for stuffing into my handbag - ideal for all CS bargains and car boot treats!
This afternoon I've been busy making for the fair later this month - cutting out loads of fabric circles to turn into brooches & hairslides. I've also got a pile of pattern pieces to cut out for a batch of Rainbow Raggies too. In case anyone is local, here's the details - Southwold St Edmunds Hall - Saturday 28th, Sunday 29th & Monday 30th May - 10am till 5pm - I shall be there on the Sunday and I know a friend has a stall there on the Monday;
Right a quick wander around blogland is in order and then back to cutting and stitching. Would have started earlier but our dishwasher chose tonight (when it was stuffed full) to decide not to work, so big son & I did it all by hand - not fun.
See you soon
xxx Vicki xxx