Friday, 16 October 2009

I've got a new friend...



This top is new. It was a remarkable £1.97 from Primark, Ipswich. It also belongs to my daughter. Never thought I'd see the day when I was pilfering from my teenage daughters wardrobe, but hey ho.

I put it with a white skirt, grey tights, a long heart shaped pendant and hot pink shoes (also wore my purple coat and I was really loving the colour combo).

We have slipped into a pattern on Friday evenings. I finish work, go collect the relevant children (when I say relevant, I rarely collect just my own two children, Friday night is sleepover central in my house). Go collect Martha (aka my mum, her name isn't Martha but for some reason I call her that). And then we all trot down to Bury St Edmunds Tesco Supermarket for dinner in their café. (Oh the glamour of Dinner in Tesco!).

Every Friday at the same time, an older gentleman also eats there, alone. Now this will sound really really mean, but at first sight I wondered if he might be a tramp?. Terrible I know, but do you know what I mean, when you get an impression of somebody that may well be very wrong?.

Well, he's not a tramp. (At least I don't think he is) And as the weeks have gone on, we've progressed from a polite 'hello' to a few words conversation. Occasionally I bump into him out of situ, in a pub for example. My friends are often bewildered as to how I know this man. My daughter always pokes me and says "There's your new friend".

I can't really claim that he is my new bessie mate, I don't even know his name, but if next Friday I go to Tesco and he isn't there, I will be concerned and wonder if he is okay.

I do have some very random conversations with very random people, it is true. And I guess it is because I invite these conversations. It's very good for the soul!





ps. Just spotted a weird thing. In the photo up top... my reflection in the glass behind, my bazookas are either on fire or emitting a strange glow...


21 comments:

Timeless Fashion... said...

Oh poor man... I hope he'll be there again next Friday. I love the outfit; those pink shoes make it so vibrant.

FB @ FabulouslyBroke.com said...

Random conversation makes life worth living, really. :)

I love having random chit chats.

Amy said...

Great outfit!! I love it with the hot pink shoes- perfect accent of color. :)

xoxo
Amy
thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

Leah said...

Random smiles and conversations... I do that a lot.

I love that you are able to borrow your daughter's outfit. Love that top and the shoes. Have a great weekend.

Senorita Fashionista said...

You look great! Wonderful to see other mothers out there that are not losing there sense of style! Kudos!

Indy said...

I love that striped top with the pink shoes!

You have such a unique style...I've just been looking at the pictures...I love it!

mel said...

i love this outfit!

Tasha Gregson said...

This is a really nice outfit and looks great on you! I love Primark, its so good for fashionable, yet affordable buys!

xx

Carrie said...

Hi there. Thank you so much for dropping by my blog and for leaving a comment. I really appreciate it. I hope you have a nice weekend.

All the best,
Carrie

Platform Princess said...

Teenage daughter... get out! Love the top, primark is always good for basics.
Love your blog btw, its soo kitsch.

PP x

Annie said...

hey, thanks for stopping and commenting on my blog!
you have great blog!
i've linked and followed you!

i love the skirt btw :)

love annie, xx

janettaylor said...

Love the striped top!

Have a great weekend!
X♥X♥

Phoebe Rose said...

I love your breton striped top!

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The Brunette Girly Girl said...

Love the outfit I love how you put your outfits together.

xx

Make Do Style said...

Ah what a great story. I like that you talk to random people it means I'm not alone!

michelle_ said...

thanks for dropping by and putting up a comment :)
love ur nautical look with navy n white stripes plus red shoes ! maybe this would look better without the tights ?? or maybe some black tights would the pull more together..:)

glistersandblisters.blogspot.com

Struggler said...

Your Tesco man probably lives alone and looks forward to his Friday night dinner. It's lovely that he can now say a few words to your crew too.

PinkBow said...

you look fantastic, i adore stripes

Kari said...

That's neat that you've stuck up a friendship with your Tesco friend. I'll bet he appreciates your kind response.

I love the top you borrowed from your daughter's wardrobe! I still borrow tops from my mom too, and I've tried to convince her to make use of pieces she likes from my wardrobe, but she is still a bit timid about wearing my clothes.

jenloveskev said...

Love the shoes!!! They really pop!

Gerri Ward said...

OMG! I luv this outfit and I agree with jenloveskey the soles FABULOUSLY POP!!!:))
xoxox,
Gerri