It may have taken a while to get here but now it’s certainly time for layering up. Despite having grown up in a hot country, cold weather style is one of the things I look forward to as Autumn and Winter approach.
Anyway, there is a story to this jumper. A few weeks ago I was having a Very Bad Day. Like, what-am-I-doing-with-my-life kind of bad. I even ended up throwing a mini hissy fit over not having any jumpers that were warm but not too warm. I know. What dignity.
Laurence kissed me goodbye and went off to a work meeting.
It turned out that his meeting was in a quirky little cafe near St Nicholas’ Market, smack in the middle of Bristol, called The Bird Cage. Along with coffee and cakes, they have a few racks carrying vintage clothes. He spotted this jumper and bought it to cheer me up.
I think he was surprised by how the gesture touched me. It told me that he’d listened to my ridiculous little meltdown over my wardrobe that morning and that he’d thought of me, even after he’d left the house. He’s far more into style than I am so it was a bit sacrificial of him to buy something for me rather than himself.
Also, we hardly ever buy each other anything. Neither of us are that fussed about gifts and so I think we’ve given each other a free pass on the gift thing. We didn’t even exchange anniversary gifts this year! This made the presentation of this jumper all the sweeter.
I just had to include this picture. Trust a small child to bring you back to earth. Every time.