The Week That Was…

Joke of the week:

This is me for one more week and then…HOLIDAYS!


What I’ve been watching this week:

I’m actually not a fan of musicals but this was enjoyable with an important underlying message. Terrific performances from the cast too.


Making me smile:

When your friend knows you so well…

The perfect gift! 🎄🎁


What I’ve been reading:


Until next week… 😊📚☕🎄

6 thoughts on “The Week That Was…

  1. Ah, The Dressmaker’s Secret….
    It was the perfect book for ‘My Life in Books 2020’, the sentence that begins with ‘I’d like to have….’
    I’m not interested in fashion, but I did like to see the transformation of Gertrude Pratt, and there are days when the mirror tells me that I could use that ‘secret’ too.

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    • I enjoy reading about fashion in novels. My grandmother was a skilled dressmaker and worked out of her home so my earlier childhood years were spent playing with fabric. I loved the marking out and cutting of the pieces, although I was taught to sew as well, I liked the sewing part less. My favourite pastime was drawing clothes and draping fabric on the dummy. So while the fashion in The Dressmaker’s Secret got pretty indepth, that’s what saved it for me because there wasn’t really, if we’re being honest, much to the book. At times it was absurd, but a lot of fun. It’s more of a sequel for fans and I wasn’t all that interested in what was happening back at Dungatar.


  2. I was very interested in fashion as a teenager, and I was 15? when I got my first sewing machine, some material and a pattern for Christmas. My sister got the outfit she wanted, ready-made, but mine, when I finished it, was unique (and better made, if I do say so myself).
    But I was never any good at designing, or imagining how a pattern would look on my body. (Very tall, very thin, very long legs. Store-bought pants were never quite long enough.) That ability to imagine is the real secret, the one I don’t have and I prove this again and again when I try on things in shops that look gorgeous on other people and just awful on me.
    (I’m still tall, and I still have long legs, but…)

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    • We could have teamed up. I had the same body shape as well. I still can’t wear certain types of store bought pants. The three quarter style that are so popular are always too short on me and don’t look right. I don’t make any of my own clothes but I do have very fussy ideas about the cut and fabric of what I buy.

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