Day 22: Faux Summer

Today I’m wearing: 

  • The Dress
  • A dark blue tea dress thing that I bought for my 24th birthday celebrations. We went for afternoon tea that year. 
  • A couple of bangles made of some unknown dark wood. I bought them in a market in Durban.
  • That’s about it, really. Tights and brogues, but I wear those everyday. 
I’m heading south this evening. I’m not entirely sure where- geography has never been my strong suit- but I know I’m going more south than Doncaster, but not quite to London. Make of that what you will. 
It was a muggy day outside. It’s not actually that hot but we’ve been so deprived of warmth recently that everyone is sort of like “wahey, show some skin!” Including me, apparently. I didn’t really intend this, but for once the temperature is on my side. I had to dress and pack in a hurry this morning, flinging clothes willy-nilly into a bag. I’m hoping that I’ve packed 3 workable Dress combinations for the weekend, else I’m going to look a bit odd.

Today’s outfit was a little last-minute as I dressed in the dark. You can barely see the Dress, but who really cares? People have other things to worry about than my dressing habits.

It’s the bank holiday weekend in England this weekend. I’m not sure as to why Scotland don’t get one too, it seems a little unfair to me. But I suppose Scotland gets free higher education and eye tests so it balances out. I miss living in Scotland sometimes, but I wouldn’t give up my Yorkshire life for the world. The landscape, the people, the tea. What’s not to love? 
Sabine took these pictures in the quad at work. It’s one of the most peaceful places in York, especially considering that it’s in the middle of a busy city centre university. For that matter, the gardens there are just sumptuous. York St John won gold at the Yorkshire in Bloom awards last September and it was so well deserved. One of my favourite things to do is to take five minutes away from the computer screen and walk around the grounds, taking in the colours, textures and smells of YSJ in bloom. The jasmine is a personal favourite. I have such a computer-heavy job and it really recharges the batteries. 

 The above picture is just so unflattering. I’ve got five chins and no teeth. Can you zoom in and have a look? I’ve put it up because I don’t think I look like this, but my A has just told me that is what I look like. Ah, the joys of long term bliss. I need alternative opinions, if anyone fancies having a look.

I’m on day 22 now. That’s 22 days of writing and photographing. If you haven’t donated, please do. You definitely have proof that I’ve worn the silly thing. It’s been really hard this year, much harder than previous years. I have to keep reminding myself why I’m doing this, and remembering my Nan. That sort of helps, but it’s still been pretty challenging.

Justgiving.com/Caitlin-Rushby or text ODOM79 £5 to 70070.

I’m too warm and very sleepy. I’ll recharge and come back tomorrow.

Caitlin x

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