Sunday, April 29, 2018
I was amused to come across this store yesterday in Marylebone. "Steve News" -- isn't that what my blog is, for better or for worse?
The Steve News of the day is a bit exciting. Remember that jacket I saw when I was Christmas shopping at Selfridge's back in December? The blue one with the purple sheen, the one I thought was so fantastic but couldn't imagine ever owning, the one I have thought about over and over ever since?
Reader, I bought it.
Yes, it is impractical -- possibly the most impractical thing I have ever bought. I will probably be able to wear it twice a year. But I love it so much. I'm holding it open in the photo so you can see the lining.
I took the bus down to Selfridge's and picked up a whole outfit, actually -- a white shirt and a pair of black pants to go with said jacket. The pants are a bit slim-fitting and though they look OK, they might drive me crazy (reminiscent of the masochistic torture pants). We shall see. I think I could get away with wearing the jacket with nice jeans, too.
In the afternoon I was in Marylebone (walking past Steve News) because our school's spring music concert was held at a church there. The concert went very well. Dave and the other music teachers have reason to be proud. (And no, I did not wear the jacket. I think it's more of an evening thing, for those extremely rare evenings when I'm not sitting on the couch with a snoring dog.)
I put sunflower seeds in one of the bird feeders, and now I'm remembering why sunflower seeds don't work so well. Pigeons galore! Flap-happy chaos around the feeder pole!