Monday, 9 February 2015

A yellow beret moment



No longer do I feel harried and hounded through the day


by the swift approach of winter nightfall.


Yes, it's getting dark;
but more slowly.
This is 5.18 pm and that's
a big improvement.


The crocuses are out.


And the sun shone brightly through the stained glass


I have a sudden hankering for a yellow beret


and a bunch of daffodils to match.

17 comments:

  1. And isn't Mother wearing green shoes? I shall have to check my copy. I'm enjoying the earlier dawns too -light by 7.30 now.

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    1. I think you may be right. It was a wonderful exhibition and the full size originals of Shopping with Mother were a joy to behold.

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  2. In the last picture doesn't the mother look like Prunella Scales.

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  3. I did enjoy the Ladybird Books exhibition at the De la Warr.... I particularly enjoyed the grown-up sons saying excitedly 'Oh look! The Fireman! We had that!' - it seemed everybody has happy memories of their Ladybird books...

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  4. I'm off to visit Two Temple Place today. Never been before. Butt not dressed as finely as the mother in your book. My hat & gloves will be to keep the cold out!

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  5. As someone who had to wear a beret as part of her school uniform I can confidently say that it is something I will never hanker after, no matter what the colour!

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  6. Lucille, I love berets, although yellow would not suit me as well as it will suit you. Go for it!

    I know what you mean about recognizing the lengthening daylight hours. We've had so many overcast days recently that some of this lengthening has been obscured. Then...when we have actually had a clear day, the brightness is pleasantly startling at 5 pm.

    xo

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  7. I never go shopping with my children without having my hair set first. It makes all the difference to the charm of our excursion.

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    1. And the hat ... don't forget the felt hat !

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    2. My school beret was blue , and I've never felt the slightest desire to wear a beret again ... or a grey felt winter hat with blue ribbon .... or a panama hat with blue ribbon .
      In fact I don't wear blue much at all .

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  8. I was the proud owner of a brown beret and then later a navy hexagonal beret for school. There was also a Panama and a brown velour hat. I still have my Panama hat.

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  9. I was made to wear a dark brown beret at school and, like the Veg Artist, have never wanted to wear another. My Mother wore a yellow one and my Father wore a black one which somehow stood tall upon his head, most odd.

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  10. I always say I can't wear yellow, but a beret, now there's a thought!

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  11. Did little boys wear their school uniform every day?
    I loathe berets. School navy for years, an impulse-buy purple one some years ago, immediately regretted, and once, when I was very young, one whose colour I don't recall, but that I hated so much I hid it inside an ornament on the landing window. My mother would have found it, I suppose, and understood, for she never mentioned it.

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  12. PS Navy velour (elastic chin strap) for winter at boarding school, panama in summer. Also loathed.....

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  13. Mother looks like a young Prunella Scales.

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