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Dr. Zhivago Time

We’ve had a cold front since last Friday with night time temperatures fluctuating around 3 degrees. It means I get to go out in coats which I haven’t worn in over 15 years! My two favourites happen to be the warmest. The camel version in the pictures above and a similar black one which goes down to the knee. They still fit, which is comforting.

I’ve decided I’m going to have a little sort-of-christmas-party on the 12th. It doesn’t matter that the house isn’t finished. We can sit 15 to 20 people in the green and grey salons which open onto each other, and they’re in a respectable state. Just tapas and drinks, but enough tapas so it’s the equivalent to having dinner. At the moment casual is the most feasible, and it means people get to circulate and speak to whomever they want whenever they want. I think it’ll be fun and different to what people around here are used to.

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19 comments on “Dr. Zhivago Time

  1. Ruth
    November 24, 2015

    I know that you were meant to be the focus, here, and the coat is lovely. But I really like your vases and urns.

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  2. acflory
    November 24, 2015

    Love the pics, but…has your hair colour changed? You look almost blond in those selfies.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      November 24, 2015

      EVIL! My hair is grey. When there’s a bit of gel in it it looks darker, but when it’s dry…

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      • karenjane
        November 25, 2015

        I did wonder about the colour….it looks good.

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      • acflory
        November 25, 2015

        Oops! But Karenjane is right – it does look good. In a strange kind of way, it makes you look younger, although that could be a trick of the light. 😉

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      November 24, 2015

      There’s still some black in it though, sort of like highlights, but the other way around 😛

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      • wcs
        November 25, 2015

        I call mine “mature blond.”

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        November 25, 2015

        I suppose you could call mine mature blonde trying to make a run for it 🙂

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      • metan
        November 25, 2015

        I heard someone yesterday jokingly put an optimistic spin on their changing hair colour by saying “It’s going from Nordic Twilight to Arctic Fox” rather than calling it ‘going grey’. 🙂

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      • Mr. Merveilleux
        November 25, 2015

        I think my hair wants a divorce. First it was the colour change, now it seems to be leaving me little by little.

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  3. Helen Devries
    November 24, 2015

    I like the pots….I’m afraid that they rather steal the show…

    Drinks and tapas will certainly be different; it will be fun to see the reactions.

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    • Mr. Merveilleux
      November 24, 2015

      I know. The long-term plan is the blue downstairs and a table of Chinese sang-de-boeuf porcelain in the upstairs landing. I should really buy a couple of pieces soon, or I’ll never get that done.

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      • Helen Devries
        November 24, 2015

        Sang de boeuf! My husband’s blasted brother ripped off the grandfather’s collection and flogged it for peanuts while he controlled his mother’s estate…not to speak of the Lalique….not only am I furious that he robbed my husband, but that he sold it for bugger all! Well, what remained after his kids had been smashing it up…

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  4. Helen Devries
    November 25, 2015

    Oh and on the subject of hair colour…my husband went white after chemotherapy but now has a full steel grey head as a result of drinking soup made from beef bones, french beans. tomatoes, onions and garlic recommended by an elderly French neighbour.
    Might be worth a try….

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  5. davidprosser
    November 25, 2015

    Oh heck. Why won’t I fit into coats I wore 15 years ago?
    Answers on a postcard please.
    Hugs

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