Full update soon, but just a brief post for now. I had a great time, despite my entire break coinciding with Britain's worst snow and cold in maybe a 100 years (or 30, depending on the newspaper you read). Indeed, I was amazed that my return flight was a mere hour late--yesterday saw horrendous snow in the Southeast, with Heathrow and my house seemingly two of the few areas in the UK to escape with just a couple of inches of snow.
No updates this holiday as my parents' router broke and I had no email for 10 days. I also don't want Mum to find my blog and realize how much I spend on clothes.
On a related matter, there was no Mayle anywhere to be found in London, which was sad. I imagine the few pieces left in Harvey Nicks went in the summer sales, which I missed. Great things in Topshop, many of them available in the US, but I was restrained and just bought an amazing fake fur jacket that looks like long feathers. It was a mere 30 pounds, possibly marked too far down. Even though it is two sizes too big, it works for me.
So I return to what seems like a balmy NYC, having lived in my Madewell jeans, J Crew toothpick cords and stripey ts and sweaters. Alas, most of my lovely Mayle items remained largely unworn as it was just too cold to wear a dress, or silk, or anything delicate most of the time I was home.
So now it is back to a lot of work, to acupuncture, to Evan and the cats. I have many resolutions and ambitions for this year and hope I can fulfill them all.
Happy New Year to all of you. More soon.
Laurel & Hardy in "The Devil's Brother" (1933)
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