I've just remembered that it is time for 'A Splash of Colour' again! As I haven't been out since our walk on Sunday due to still having the worst cough I've had in ages, in fact probably ever had, I thought I'd show you one of my Christmas presents.
Lovely bright pink, rose scented drawer liners! According to the little V&A tag the pattern is adapted from an original design called 'Pink and Rose' by William Morris.
The original, in the V&A collections, is actually hand-block-printed wallpaper from about 1890 and is typical of Morris's later style.
Today is a strange day as I am now officially an OAP - I've had to wait a few months since my birthday as I'm in one of the first batch of women who will be 'moved forward' as the government gradually change the retirement age from 60 to 65 for all of us. I can now go and get a bus-pass! However did I get here?
Perhaps I'll venture out to do it as soon as this cough disappears. I coughed so much yesterday I tired myself out - still, I'm not complaining as a friend of a friend has had the same bug and coughed so much that she has cracked a rib - I'm just grateful for small mercies!
I'm also longing to get out and have my hair cut and this morning my hairdryer gave up the ghost - perhaps it couldn't cope with the state of my hair anymore! Neither can I!
Right, I'm off to sort out my drawers and re-arrange my underwear on top of some lovely rose-scented paper.