What a surprise; I'm wearing blue!
While a rainy day seems like a good time to bundle up in layers and long skirts, some of my skirts are so long I don't dare wear them when the ground is wet. Layers came off and went on again as I tried to figure out how much was required today. The under skirt came off and a coat went on. It tends to vary throughout the day as the weather and my personal climate fluctuate. The presence of boots and bag tells you I went out and I did, but have to admit to being so damned tired I didn't really care much how I looked so accessories were the earrings and rings I never take off and my watch. I had to go to the bank and was meeting my parents for lunch at their favourite local cafe. Friday is mulligatawny day and they make the best one in town. I can't have it because it is thickened with flour but it's mum's favourite. Dad has a slice of the pizza and a date square after, which is so enormous he cuts it in half and takes the other half home. The people working there know what mum and dad will order but I am less consistent other than aiming for something gluten free.
I love this little cafe too, and it is indeed very popular. The food is good, everything made on the premises and the owner and cook is a woman who seems to be doing this out of a love. Among her staff are people who are differently abled, everyone is cheerful and friendly and the atmosphere is colourful and eclectic. The mugs are not fancy and are quite varied. I believe that last time we were there Dad's coffee mug had a Santa Claus on it. While sometimes one might wish not to be a patron of a popular place, this little cafe deserves its popularity so I am glad to support it and that so many others do too. One of these servers in particular always seems so happy to see us and today she announced that we are her favourite trio.
After lunch I went to one of the two local consignment shops because my new accessorising strategy is to go shopping to embellish what I am wearing that day. I bought a silver and onyx ring (which I will show in another post), pau shell earrings, a lovely purple waterfall cardigan (also for another post) and a blue velvet hat. I love this little shop and I hope they can hang on in this economy and this world of WalMarts. When I entered the shop a woman I know though have not seen in a good decade was trying on a pair of boots. She looked up and said, "Oh we know each other" and immediately made to give me a hug. In case she had not remembered my name, I said "Hi Pippa, yes it's me, Shawna." I was then informed that I look great and smell good. This made my head big so I had to buy a hat in a larger size. A nice squashy blue velvet hat. I am most pleased with it!
The earrings look like this. One is not actually darker than the other, that's just the lighting.
Surprises came in the mail so I am saving those for another post but I will tell you that Val is amazingly talented at wrapping parcels. Unlike myself. If you receive a parcel from me it will look like a toddler wrapped it.