~dear prudence~

this is one of the cushion's we bought last week~finally we have cushions~one day we will finish our home.
its so nice to be able to lay on the sofa and have something nice and soft to rest my head on.

alongside the cushion is my 'prudence' a smallish blanket that i find useful now i have been suffering my hot flushes
(no moontime since july and hot flushes...hmmmm)
i wear layers, a vest top covered by a lose short sleeve linen top with the top layer being Prudence who i can fling off when the hot flush becomes unbearable and gather back around my shoulders when the post-flush chill hits.

'prudence' comes from Brian Sewell's 'Grand Tour' and he has said of them~

'I commend the Flannel Prudence, the half-acre of cream flannel bound with silk that young men on the Grand Tour in the 18th century threw about their shoulders when the temperature dropped'

...or to put it another way~it is prudent to cover up when the chill hits.


my sister brought some goodies from her trip to the isle of wight last week

i have to say the ginger beer in the very heavy stoneware bottle was the best ginger beer i have ever tasted~very hot and of course the bottle now makes up part of my kitchen decoration.
the mushroom mug is chessell ware from the island~i used to get a piece of boscastle pottery from her yearly but now she has changed destination i have to find other ways and means of adding to my boscastle collection.


i also bought myself a coat~not a new one but recycled from someone else.

its one from gudrun sjoden a swedish designer whose company makes the most beautiful, if somewhat eccentric, clothing~so of course i adore it.

'i like colourful clothes with individuality that tells people something about your lifestyle.
my aim is to spread happiness and make the everyday a little more beautiful'