Today I had set my alarm for 6.40, even though I didn’t start until 10.25 and it should take around an hour to get to work. I knew it would take longer today because of the storm we’d been well warned about, and I read up on the revised train timetable last night in order to be prepared. Our line was one of the few still running, albeit on a reduced service.
I kept checking the updates this morning, and somewhere between my flat and the station (a two-minute drive – my mum was going that way) something went wrong. On the way up to the station I saw a train pulling away in the other direction and thought ‘That’s a good sign.’ I stepped into the station and it was like something in a movie: all the descriptions changed to ‘Delayed’. Around half an hour later, all services in Scotland were suspended. I waited around for a further half an hour to see if things might change, but when I was the last customer in the station and they kept repeating the announcement that all services were cancelled (with no replacement buses) I thought I’d better leave!
Many people would be chuffed at an unexpected day off that didn’t come about because they were sick in bed, but I was a bit disappointed. I like my job, I’m trying to save for a move to London, and, to be frank, it stops me thinking about how little I have on that life checklist I was posting about earlier on. So I decided to write a quick post about a daft, superficial thing keeping me cheerful this week: my winter wardrobe.
I’m not particularly fashionable and don’t tend to spend a lot on clothes, but several events this festive season have led me to do a little shopping. I’m quite pleased with my purchases, so I’m going to show off for a minute.
First up is my polar bear jumper. It’s so soft, and this shade of blue is one of my favourites.
Then Minnie Mouse! Unfortunately I couldn’t find a link for this one. Even in the shop they had run out of my size, so I just bought a bigger one to wear oversized. Both jumpers were from George at Asda, so were fairly reasonable at £16 and £14 respectively, and they make a wee change from the Primark ones!
I then took to ASOS for my work party dress (might post a photo after the event) and a new coat. I could not choose between two coats, but both were in the sale and my parents got one of them for my Christmas, so I treated myself to the other. Luckily one can be smart/casual while the other is quite smart, and they’re very different, so they’ll see me through to spring!
Light grey, very warm. It’s Warehouse, but it’s back up to £95! I don’t think I could justify that much on a coat, but I got a seriously good discount on this one. If you use ASOS, look out for the sales!
Red! You can find it here. (At the original price; again, I got a great discount.) Loved this in navy, but they didn’t have my size. Good Christmas colour though!
Who else is in the middle of Christmas shopping? Or I should say, who else has bought something for themselves among the presents?