Getting organised & going green for 2017 (sort of)
In a fit of avoidance behaviour, I decided to leave the book editing, get organised and buy a diary. That was after I’d finished unpacking and been to the dry cleaners, yesterday. I always prefer an actual pocket notebook to a smartphone and yeah, I know that three-days-in is hardly organised but I had implemented a temporary system of Post-It notes. Anyhow. Off I popped to rectify the situation, and ended up in COS. Where a khaki nylon bomber jacket with a 50% sale tag caught my attention. Fortunately, a lovely That’s Not My Age reader came over to say hello and politely put me right about the shiny sales bargain.
Green is the colour of 2017. Pantone’s choice (also known as Greenery) is bright and zesty and aims to, ‘Provide us with hope amid a complex social and political landscape, and symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature.’ And who doesn’t prefer a restorative walk in the park to the Today Programme? According to Pantone, Greenery is nature’s neutral, while khaki or army green is mine.
When I was a fashion editor at Hearst Magazines, I used to wait for the January sale and then nip around the corner to nab myself a beautiful Liberty print desk diary at half price. Back on track, I headed to the London store. These days I’m happy with a Moleskine Weekly Planner. Even happier when it’s 50% off. Result. I picked up the very last one and then headed upstairs for a quick look at the fashion department. Where I bumped into another lovely That’s Not My Age reader, such a small world. She told me that following women like myself and Sophie Fontanel was making midlife easier and that I looked ‘much better in real life. And tall.’
Thank you all for the constant support and keeping me on the straight and narrow. Here’s some more Greenery: