Fashion (turn to… actually I don’t know which direction)

This week I sort of remembered that fashion exists, largely as a result of starting to listen to music again. Music and fun clothes are sort of intrinsically linked for me because I like ’80s music videos, and ’80s music videos are full of fun clothes.

Like a lot of people, I have not really thought about clothes in a non-functional way for a couple of years now. I didn’t really go out much in 2019 because I was newly sober and trying to avoid bar situations, I’ve always worked from home anyway, and during the pandemic I have settled down into a comfortable routine of going for a run in the morning and staying in the house the rest of the day. I’ve also put on a bit of weight (also like a lot of people). As such, I only wear running gear and loungewear now and haven’t given much consideration to the way they look. Comfort is king! I even spent most of last summer merrily wandering about outside in pyjama-esque loungewear because it was marginally more comfortable and breathable than leggings.

I expect this will continue, because I expect my life will continue to provide very few reasons to dress up. I like being a hermit and would still far rather be in my own home than anywhere else in pretty much all situations. Nevertheless, I find myself itching to put together impractical outfits again (and remind myself about all the clothes I actually have in my long-unopened wardrobes – I could probably do with a bit of a de-hoarding session anyway).

No photo today as I haven’t been brave enough to dig anything out yet. Maybe soon!

Less moving, more eating… or is it the other way round?

My usual mile and a bit this morning…

…which was a good opportunity for a bit of a daydream.

I definitely needed this break from longer running, but the drop in my exercise levels (combined with my increased appetite due to the cold weather) is not helpful in terms of maintaining my weight! I need to be fairly strict with myself over the next month and not eat too many sweet Christmas treats. Or at least limit them to a replacement breakfast or lunch once in a while.

Today has been a nice relaxed day of getting on with my work, writing and admin with some Christmas cookery shows in the background. I’m hoping that this will be the case most days for the rest of the year.

Scented candle
I picked up this seasonal scented candle at the supermarket on Sunday – I expect I’ll need a few more in the run-up to Christmas!

Today’s earworm playlist:

Lana Del Rey – ‘Video Games’
Traditional – ‘Deck The Halls’