Buckets of Rain…

Life is good right now. Despite the awfully dreary January weather, and the completely disheartening fact that everything I crochet lately seems to be going horribly wrong (clearly having an off week – argh!) 
I feel like life in Brighton is reaching a stage of normality, and whilst I’m not going to be so presumptuous as to state that I’ve ‘settled in’ completely right now, I’m certainly heading in the right direction!

These photos were taken on a recent bright afternoon when I met Joshua in one of his free lessons. We went for a stroll around some public gardens near where we live and played with some pigeons!

I’m completely in love with this polka blouse I found on eBay (originally Topshop) it’s a lovely soft fabric, and goes with almost everything! 
On this occasion I wore it with my vintage high waisted wool trousers from Beyond Retro, a basic H&M cardigan, and the sneakers I bought for Portugal last year.
I wore my hair in a rather sizeable topknot – something I rarely do, but I really enjoyed it! It felt like a nod to Diane Keaton’s ‘Annie Hall’ when worn this fairly masculine outfit.
I feel I should also mention that my gold Wonder Woman-esque belt is something I’ve held on to for years! It was a freebie with Elle Girl magazine! I remember being so sad when that wonderful magazine went out of publication.
I thought I’d also take a chance to feature my ‘Jane Banks’ (Mary Poppins) coat again…Oh man I love this thing! I kept thinking how Poiret-like it looked with the loose fitting trousers!
And if you were curious about my little bag… Just look at it in all its glory! A real bargain charity shop find, this little beauty set me back the grand sum of  £1.50! I remember seeing an identical one years ago and for some reason not picking it up, and then really regretting it. So imagine my joy at getting a second chance!
As we walked along Hove high street en route to a tasty burger joint, I snapped the beautiful Spring (not quite here yet but still!) flowers…
And the colourful fruit and veg… I love it when markets and shops pile up their produce like this!
And despite taking a good thirty or so photos of us playing with the pigeons, I thought I’d keep it simple with this Hitchcock tribute! SO many pigeons!!!
Oh – and despite everyone else who I have showed this photo to thinking it was creepy, I’m completely besotted with this dolls head candle holder! It’s so unusual! I don’t think Joshua would be too happy if I bought one though!
I have another post all lined up for later in the week, it’s a bit of a wordy one but it’s something I feel I want to share and discuss with you all…So expect that soon!
Enjoy your weekends! 
Love Yours Truly, x