Bliss! Winter sunshine after the dull dark days of London. On New Year’s day we decided to get up early and go for a long walk on the beach at Croix Val Mer. It was still chilly when we set out so I put on a cashmere sweater, some years old similar. Plus my new winter coat in boiled wool by Jaeger. My investment piece this season. It is still available and has been reduced further but only small and medium sizes left. I am wearing a medium as I wanted a coat that was roomy enough to layer over a thick sweater or jacket. It does come up big. You can just see in some of the photos that it is two tone. A dark navy at the bottom and a soft deep purple at the top. You will need to have height to wear this style. If you are petite I would recommend something like this wool collarless coat.
I am definitely beginning to feel refreshed and invigorated after the hectic and challenging last months of 2016. I do think that it is important to take time out from our ever increasingly fast paced and demanding lifestyles. If I do have any resolutions, I prefer to call them intentions, for the coming year it is to slow down. I have been able to notice that if certain chores do not get done the world does not fall apart. What can seem important and urgent today can seem less so with the passage of time.
One of my favourite prayers/sayings is:
Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change
The courage to change the things I can
and the wisdom to know the difference