Even when I was at school I was never one for going to town on a Saturday to shop. I’d more likely to be found at a horse riding lesson or mucking about in the sandpit practising my long jump technique (no, really – I was a Schools national champion U15 back in the stone age). Or maybe hacking around a tennis court, netball court or even on occasion knee deep in mud on a lacrosse field. For those were my sporty days. Fashion, make up and hanging around was not a top priority for me.
Some things never change – fashion and make up still aren’t that important to me. At home I can take things to extreme as my husband regularly reminds me when I fall into my bag lady look. With the recent Boden collection out I admit that I have transgressed and indulged in a little wardrobe updating. To smooth away my guilt for such gross consumerism I there was nothing too flash or frilly but something a bit lighter and brighter to spruce up my mainly black and navy uniform. I shall of course be keeping these little beauties secret in my shoes. For there are some guilty secrets, however bright and fun are best kept to yourself.