The battery of blood tests I have had this summer following my hospital incarceration turned up lots of interesting things, amongst which was a serious vitamin D deficiency. Can’t say I was enormously surprised, given the lack of exercise and sunlight in my life. When you are as pale skinned as I am, it’s easy to treat sunshine as the enemy. On the flipside tho I don’t really have any wrinkles. Great: I can die early from vitamin D related conditions like cancer but hey I’ll look ten years younger in my coffin.
I am now determined to fit in an hour of outdoor exercise each day, even if it is only walking to and from appointments & meetings. Working from home means that it’s very easy just to stay indoors all day, playing on the internets and only seeing sun through the skylights of my room.
Based in Highgate Village for the summer, I now use walking across Hampstead Heath as both short cut & exercise: I can walk to my sister’s in Gospel Oak almost entirely on grass, (more like hay after this long, hot summer),
as well as taking a brisk 35minute walk due west across the Heath to check out new Whistles stock run errands in Hampstead.
On Saturday Clare & I power walked to lil’sis’ & back in the early evening sunshine to pick up my St Tropez samples, and yesterday I walked so far I considered crawling back up Fitzroy Park to Highgate Village by the end of the day. It started off with a hike west to my opticians in Hampstead,
and was followed by a yomp down Rosslyn Hill, a pitstop to buy the scarf above in Whistles, then onto lil’sis’ to collect her & Posetta Baddog for lunch at the Italian on the Parliament Hill section of the Heath.
listened to the brass band on the bandstand,
then burnt off the pasta with a walk over Parliament Hill…
Shorts: J Brand distressed denim (from Selfridges)
T shirt: LNA pale grey scoop neck with tails
Cardigan: Ancient old M&S navy dug out from the attic
Scarf: Whistles blue ombré scarf -Bought in the sale yesterday for £25 from £45
Shoes: Tod’s leather sandals (also dug out of attic)
Bag: Zimmerman beige laser cut leather (out of sight)
Earrings: Vintage turquoise chandeliers
Necklace: Georg Jensen Moonlight Grapes pendant
Posetta would like you to know that she is working her Purdey blue rope lead.
Thank you to J Brand for the shorts & LNA for the T shirt. I’m a bit stretched on clothes owing to a) the fire & b) not intending to be in London this summer ,which is why I’ve been digging around in my mother’s attic looking for ancient M&S cardis etc.