And so it was that on the last day of the year I found myself with seven sundresses draped over my arm walking into the fitting room of our local Salvos shop. Out of the seven, two fitted well and suited me. I also grabbed a blouse without trying it on, which, fortunately, also fitted.
Two weeks later it was my birthday and Teenage Daughter took me "op shopping" as my present. This time we tried a shop we hadn't been to before, Savers, which is run by the Diabetic Society. It is the size of a warehouse and sells EVERYTHING. It was almost too overwhelming but we picked over sundresses, skirts and blouses until I found about five skirts I liked. Two must be my magic number because that's how many fitted me and I liked on. On the way to the checkout I noticed eight dessert plates which matched some larger plates I bought at the Salvos several years ago. I couldn't resist, thinking they may make cute little gifts with some homemade chocolates or biscuits sitting on them. If I don't get that creative, I have eight really pretty little plates which I'm sure won't go to waste.
I really dislike summer but, being able to go and about in my lovely new sundresses and skirts eases the pain somewhat.