What’s that on the horizon?

Yes, I know for some of us it is too early, but we are now in November with just over seven weeks until Christmas. It all comes around much faster than I expect and it always surprises me. I don’t know why it should because, as we all know, it is an annual celebration.

And, there’s been an extra surprise this year, a nice surprise, as I received an email from the folk at ‘Make It British’ informing me that one of my scarves has been featured in their ‘Christmas Gift Guide’ for 2022.

It can be found in their section ‘Gifts for Her Under £50’. I particularly like their description of this section beginning with the ‘From classic to quirky’.

‘Quirky’ is a great word and suggests that something is unconventional perhaps even eccentric, definitely not run of the mill. It also hints that something can be interesting, but not necessarily extremely expensive.

We’ve been attempting quirky in my family for a couple of generations. My mother was a flamboyant character and liked to dress me and my sister as children in ‘quirky’ clothes.

A fancy dress competition was all she needed to go full, amateur costume designer.

Left, me a ‘Belly Dancer’? Centre, my daughter not really a princess type, but she did like her papier-mâché castle. Right, my sister and I in my mother’s clothes. No idea why.

Naturally, I blame her entirely for a variety of odd and colourful combinations I have worn in the past, particularly the orange sock phase.

Yours truly orange socks and all. Rue du Pont, Tours-sur-Marne, France. c.1992

Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

16 thoughts on “What’s that on the horizon?”

  1. So THAT’s who you get your style and interest from. Interesting snapshots! And I’ll be sure to look in the Make it British catalogue, although we are all somewhat Christmas Refusers in the wider family.

    1. Oh I rather like that expression ‘Christmas Refusers’, we could do with less and not more consumption all round – although I think the current state of the economy is going to sort that in the short term.

  2. Mmmm – a mother who was interested in dressing and inspiring you. Where do you buy one of them? I’m really into the “I Dream of Jeannie” belly dancer look. About that age, I still remember having to be a daisy with a cardboard cutout flower on my head…

      1. I know what you mean. My mother quite often had a fashion vision that I disagreed with, but…there was nothing to do but go along with it. I do remember one outfit I did like, in 8th grade, a short pleated brown and orange plaid skirt, an orange blouse, and a brown fake leather vest. I can’t believe it even as I am writing this that such a thing existed, but I did love it.

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