With two days to go til New Year's Eve, and a beastly cold (which I caught from my mum-in-law - small price to pay, she's the best mother in law a girl could ask for). Today's a good day to hibernate from the freezing rain, upload photos shortly - from before Christmas! - and reflect on the past year.
Yeah: it's all good.
Also musing about what to bring to New Year's Eve. We were invited to dinner party in Richmond (what a lovely idea: 4 or 5 couples, someone's sister is away, they've apparently got a big gorgeous house with room for everyone to sleep over) and I'm bringing dessert. Thinking black and white: dark chocolate flour-less cake with fresh raspberries & raspberry jam glaze & silver dots like polka dots, and a white coconut coated lime cheesecake. How does that sound?
I'm in such a black and white mood today. I'm planning to wear a LSD (little sequin dress) - this one in stretchy black sequin that I picked up real cheap @ Topshop (what I love about it is the back is just black stretchy - no sequins - the better to sit in - it's like wearing a tee shirt, basically) and I'll wear it with black opaque tights, high heel pumps, pearls, and probably dress it down with a pullover that I can take on & off. So that's sorted.
All of which got me in the mood to pull out a photo of Leila, one of my impromptu muses from last September's LFW. I don't know why I didn't post it @ the time - probably because I was saving it for a rainy day. Like today. Mr. Dot's just walked in the door, what he needs is a nice hot cup of tea.
What are you up to today? What are your New Year's Eve plans? I'm so glad we're not going anywhere crowded. I'd just as soon stay in, frankly: I hate all the fuss. But this plan sounds like the next best thing. And our friends Rohan & Janet will be there, and they're moving to China the next day, so how could we say no.
(How delightful: just as soon as I posted this, I tucked up on the couch under my white bathrobe - a gift from Mr. Dot ages ago - with a cup of tea & honey & the cat - and what should be on Tv but 'Singin' in the Rain' - the film, at the moment this scene started. I've never actually seen the film, just clippings. Laura of 'a daisy chain dream' has posted about 'the inbetween days' and that's just how I"m feeling right now. And I can't think of a more quintessential in between day moment than this. But wasn't this film meant to be in black and white?