Gwendoline Riley, Cold Water (p.54)
|My first lino print - this year's Christmas cards|
An anonymous commenter really struck a chord when she wrote:
"...really it's just about dialling down some aspects and dialling up other aspects of behaviour not about behaving in unacceptable or unethical ways - a complete personality change is not sustainable, let alone not recommended."
She goes on to say:
"And I second the note about keeping shoes at work - it's how I manage the long walk."
Thank you to everyone who suggested this - what a simple solution to mud!
"Finally, I think the bright scarf with smart dark suit look is really, really aging (and boring). I see a lot of women do it in an attempt to look office appropriate whilst also expressing personality - but it seems to strike in the later 40s and early 50s and it becomes its own uniform whilst also being pigeonholed to a specific age bracket..."
And that is my biggest fear, right there!
Valerie consulted her daughter: "She said three things: Jacket, shoes, hair."
And that sounds like a pretty good focus to start with.
But not today. Today is all about Christmas preparations. I finally got round to making cards and posted them at the airport while picking up The Girl. The Boy arrives today.
|Second lino cut experiment - today I will try printing it :)|
Someone (male, young, fit) will be sent up the hill tomorrow with a saw to cut the traditional Christmas Branch. And then there will be decorating and festive baking and no work to worry about until January - woo hoo!