Just to confuse and bemuse regular readers, I am pondering on the wrong day… and it is a pondering about where I want to go with the ponderings and indeed all of my content, so this is technically a ‘Polly Filler’ piece, but about Ponderings, on the day that I would generally put out a Kettle List piece… So…I’m going to need a new Canva aren’t I?
Well, according to an article I just read, the exact opposite of what I am currently wearing, so I appreciate that you aren’t necessarily going to want to take sartorial advice from a woman who wears pink shoes and has a collection of obnoxiously oversized bows so impressive, that it would make a six year old jealous.
I even wear my jumpers backwards… on purpose (I posit that ‘scandalous back’ is sexier than ‘too much boob’, but that’s probably why I am not a fashion blogger)
But sadly, I have to begrudgingly agree with Captain Killjoy, Charla Krupp, author of the book ‘How to Not Look Old’. Us ladies of a certain age do not always help ourselves, and so today’s pondering will look at 5 things ladies my age should not be wearing – sorry girls, but the truth hurts.
Here I was, getting all excited/depressed about turning forty, when it seems I was a little premature in my celebrations; as Douglas Adams quite rightly pointed out, the answer to life, the universe and everything is, obviously, 42. So let’s explore why this year is my special birthday.
That’s right, I am not above quoting ‘Men in Black‘ – seemed like an appropriate header to start this piece off, which was inspired, in part, by the concert Hannah and I attended yesterday. It is a bit off brand; I like to consider myself a polite nice lady of the blogosphere. But there is really just one thing that really annoys me… And it is other people.
While out visiting my Nan on the weekend, I decided to cheer myself up with a cheeky purchase. Now that I am not obliged to read, as was the case at University, there is a whole world of literature that has opened up to me. One of the books that I bought was Fumio Sasaki’s “Goodbye, Things”, which has inspired today’s pondering… What makes us happy and is that happiness sustainable?