I don’t actually keep foil on my own oven floor, by the way. All spills carbonise in the heat of the Aga and, before I had one, I used to clean my oven. However, if cooking something potentially messy on the rack, it’s a good idea. I do line the grill-pan with foil if I’m cooking something that’ll burn on though.*
A peplum* – it’s an extra decorative strip of material in the same fabric as the dress, which may be shaped or frilled, from the waist. It becomes fashionable every few years for no particular reason. This is no sort of description at all, so I put the dress on and have taken a few pictures to demonstrate, but it’s overcast today and they don’t show up too well. And yes, I did chuck the hanger on the floor and it’s visible in the background.
I’m plodding on with paperwork to give to my accountant today. Very tedious. Most of it was straightforward but there’s one account which I started halfway through the tax year and saved into monthly and I can’t be bothered to work out the interest, even if I’m capable of it. It’s negligible anyway, of course, at current rates. I’ll just send the info and let him work it out because he will do it on a calculator and I’ve never mastered calculators.**
I seem to have a wish to simplify at present and wear no jewellery at all now. Since I was given my first wristwatch – I don’t know at what age, 10 or 11 I suppose, I have never been entirely bare of accessories, but now it’s rare that I wear anything. I put on rings and a watch for the wedding last Saturday and sometimes have on a necklace but normally, nothing. I wear little makeup, simple clothes. I seem to have felt that life is too complicated for too long and yet I absolutely fight boredom, routine or having too little to do, so maybe this is a way of compensation. A pretty silly one really, but it’s harmless, after all.
I’m going to be away quite a lot this autumn and when I’m home, there will be a lot to catch up on. Blogging may be irregular for a while (or it may not, who knows?) but I’ll be about, one way or another.
*Picked up from yesterday’s comments.
**Huzzah! Found the correct info. We’re talking about tax on less than £20, such are the interest rates at present (and the amount of money I’m presently saving).