Teacakes, Pineapple, Homous, Knitwear....

I had THE most incredibly hectic day yesterday, which was my I failed on the post front. I was up at 4.30am (a time I haven't been awake at for MANY years, and back then, it was because I was coming in from a night out.) I had to catch a 6.30 train but had to drive an hour to get to the station, oh, the joys of living in the deepest Westcountry. I had to go to Birmingham for a work meeting which meant a LONG day, and I didn't get home til about half 10pm, and I literally fell into bed, the Boy tucked me in, and I was out like a light. I had an amazing sleep though and I have today off to recover from the excesses of travel, which were not helped by the return leg of my journey being blighted by two Liverpudlian Navy boys who were planning their night out in the docks aided by multiple cans of Fosters, a stinky burger, an iPod DOCK, and Jason Derulo's back catalogue. Sigh. I managed to switch off after about an hour (I tried listening to my own headphones but their music was too loud-why do people do this on trains?) So in the end I gave up and read a book my mum lent me, called '5 people you meet in heaven' by Mitch Absolom-v.v good, highly recommend it-which did actually help the journey go by a little quicker. For the final leg of the journey I had to change trains and after an hours wait at the station for the connection, (again, welcome to Devon) I managed to catch the last train, sharing a carriage with a little old lady who I helped on with her suitcase, and 3 very dubious looking middle-aged men, all clearly clucking for a fix and smelling like a public toilet. Luckily the little old lady was better company, she played Sudoku the whole way back and listened to her walkman, bless her. I hope I am that cool when I'm old. And also hope someone will help me with MY bags.
The point of this post, and indeed this photograph, was to share with you my latest purchase-this jumper, which I am completely in love with, and bought, believe it or not, from SAINSBURYS. I'd seen a few of these cable knit numbers in Topshop and wanted a charity shop one really, but couldn't find one, and when I saw this, with it's dipped back detail and supersoft knit, I knew I had to have it. So it went in to my basket along with a tub of pineapple chunks and some teacakes. Yum. It cost £18 usually which I thought was pretty good anyway, but I bought it on Friday and Sains had 25% off all their clothing so it cost me about £13. Yes! On the Sunday morning the boy and I went for a wander around town, I popped into Topshop and saw almost my exact same sweater, just slightly longer, for £48. So shop around, people!

Coat: ASOS WHITE, Jumper: Sainsburys, Belt:Zara, Trousers: Topshop, Shoes: Staccato

I was so comfortable in this outfit and I think this jumper will stand me in good stead over the coming months. It also comes in lilac which is set to be a huge colour trend for AW into SS, very 40's Mad Men-esque. So maybe I should treat myself to that as well!
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