I’m not ready for you yet.
The latest copy of Elle magazine arrived in the post today. It’s a doorstopper of a March issue, featuring pages and pages of the Spring/Summer season. As I leaf through the magazine, of women cavorting in pretty dresses and shorts, here I am on my sofa, wrapped in an oversized knitted cardigan, sitting next to a radiator, sipping my cup of steaming hot tea.
Ah, such is the fashion cycle. Spring/summer clothes when we are in the depths of winter and autumn/winter in sweltering summer. Alright, I might have exaggerated the kind of summers we get – lukewarm perhaps a better description.
With London temperatures dropping to 1 degree this week, my thoughts will be nowhere near summer wear. Give me jumpers, scarves and woolly hats. And for a woman in my ‘condition’, only the roomiest and cosiest cardigan will do.
Hello, winter sales!