~living in the past~

no, not the jethro tull song (and a very good song it is too)

i realised today, while having a bit of a dance to the lovemongers and pearl jam while making my porridge, how i reached a certain time and then stopped~meaning that here and now in 2011 i have been existing in a weird 1990's time warp.
its as if i found a time/place i was comfortable in and decided to stay there.

weathering the time and trends that have come along since.

in fact my sister just popped by to pick up my veggie roast for her birthday dinner tomorrow (my little sister is 40 and i am 44 next week!) and drop off 5 cd's of music we made for the assorted parties we would hold in the late 80's and early 90's (the garage party, the garden party, the house party, the beach party~ahhh now they are blog posts in themselves!) and i realised neither has she.

i got up this morning and dressed myself in a pair of black leggings, my green boots, a short khaki dress, oversize man's cardigan and a long blue and white scarf...my sister turned up in black leggings and battered parka coat, black and white scarf and biker boots~it was quite freaky, but in a good way.


ahh those were the days and i miss them~parties, festivals and the music...and the clothes...my t shirt with the logo 'wild, green and fairly hip' or the one with jelly babies...*sigh*

i keep having little moans on the odd occasion i go into a clothes shop that 'i hate it all' even the new 'old' lets revive the 80's/90's/grunge look. there are times that cannot really be revived because the spirit of the time has been lost and this is one of those times and the little spirit that lives, lives on in poor old souls like me and my sister who cant let go.

i have very specific ideas as to clothes and i very rarely find what i want in shops so they are mostly second hand...well, recycled really from a certain online site...except for my beloved cardigan, a replica of my original one~a la kurt cobain~ that, i am happy to say, the Edinburgh woolen mill still make, and is impossible to find as a recycled item~oh and my DM boots...i have a thing about not wearing someone else's boots.

oh my this picture makes my heart skip a beat...

sometimes swampy will give a sigh as i appear in layers~skirts/dresses over trousers, striped long sleeve tops under floral short sleeve shirts~of often clashing colors and patterns but leaves me to happily meander through my day~although today he was shocked to find me quite co-ordinated. i think i shocked myself actually.

well its time to make some fairy cakes for the birthday party tomorrow and restrain myself from licking out the bowl!