Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Skating in the New Year
We saw the New Year in in style by going ice skating at Hampton Court Palace - having been seized with the notion late on December 31st. Isn't it a beautiful setting for an ice rink? I love ice skating! I haven't been for absolutely years, but having reminded myself (after a somewhat wobbly start, I must confess) how very fun it is it's definitely my new year's resolution to take it up as a more regular thing. And yes, I totally need some proper old-fashioned white skates.
Naturally a circle skirt was the only option - I did have visions of twirling around in pirouettes on the ice, but I think that might require a little more practice. The Scandinavian-style sweater completed the classic 40s/50s ice skating look (a number of spectators agreed - I received compliments on my outfit and was told I looked the part). Ooh and check out my faux fur cuffs, they were a Christmas present from mother, aren't they fab?
Yes, I'm fulfilling my collection of must-have bags - this is the telephone cord purse Matin got me for my birthday - I'm living the dream, ladies!
Wool beret, charity shop; Pashmina, gift from mother; Brooch, a gift from my sister many years ago; Necklace, Squirrel Antiques; Wool sweater, charity shop; 1950s circle skirt, etsy; Gloves, Spitalfields vintage fair; Faux fur cuffs, Christmas gift; Handbag, birthday present from Matin; Tights, can't remember; Novelty socks, a Christmas gift from last year; Shoes, Marks & Spencer.
So here's to 2013, and I'm starting as I mean to go on - my biggest resolution is to get out more and enjoy what London has to offer. And take up ice-skating.