Thinking outside the box

It may surprise you to know that I’m quite a safe shopper when it comes to clothes. Jeans and a t-shirt and I’m good to go.

So, when I have to think outside the box its a bit disconcerting.

“I have to wear a what?!” I thought as I opened the generous invitation from a friend to a murder mystery night.

A flowery dress, not entirely appropriate for dinner.

Blast. I like my wee comfort box. People know what to expect. I’m jeans and t-shirt. All the way.

Hmmm. Maybe my friend just did me a favour.



It is a gorgeous day on the west coast of Scotland. The sun is shining, the skies are blue and even with the light breeze the temperature must be in the 20’s at least. There are people sunning themselves all over the place and with happy weather comes happy moods all round.

Or so I thought.

“Ooft,” I heard a summery looking woman complain, “How long til the winter?!”