The January heat continues ...
and I have finished reading Tish Jett's Forever Chic - very inspirational and French.
I liked the cover illustration ... and amused myself retrieving my red poppy dress of 2012 from the bag destined for the charity bin and turning it into a pencil skirt. Added a striped tee and red bag:
and went off to the movies with my girlfriends.
We thought Judi Dench wonderful in Philomena, a brilliant funny/sad film.
It will be an Oscar stand-off between Judi and Our Cate..
A heart-warming moment between Judi and the real Philomena.
I give this movie 4 Stars ****
Salmon crepes for lunch, followed by shopping at a nearby Boutique..
Discovered I can now fit into size 10 jeans, which - surprise! - just happen to be pink .. mmmmm...
I blame the other girls entirely for the fact that I bought these two half-priced sale items..
Today we delivered a clutch of bags to the local St Vincent de Paul collection bin - all my old fat clothes which were beyond altering or had associations I no longer wish to confront. There is no going back now.
I have been thinking of other years when we travelled somewhere cool to escape the New Year heat - In 2008, I was under grey skies in Paris and London.
January 2009, snow in Essex..
and a trip to the War Graves around Ypres, Belgium.
January 2010 - in Ottawa..
outside our accommodation - even Mr C took a turn shovelling the snow on the steps -
Quebec City was even colder ...
In 2011, we went over to New Zealand's South Island, just before the big earthquake in Christchurch.
It was nice and cool too.
A couple of weeks later, the Cathedral was largely destroyed..
We were lucky to have escaped being there for the disaster.
The gentle River Avon was cool and sweet, winding through Christchurch.
Dunedin was nice and cold too. We spent a night in Lanarch Castle.
Saw snow on the way to Milford Sound..
Before we flew home, we visited the Antarctic Centre near Christchurch airport
and tried the artificial Storm.
It was not as cold as Quebec!
January 2012 saw us in Sydney - no snow, but nice cool weather..
2013, we stayed in Brisbane, working on urgent business.
However, the summer was moderate, it rained a lot to cool things down, and we had a little flood at the bottom of our street:
2014 has brought record-breaking heatwaves.
Mr C, if you are reading this, let's retreat to cooler climes in early 2015!
How has the January weather been at your place?