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Day 262: Snug as a Bug

I am going to wear white outerwear and dark innerwear more often, and hang out in front of white surfaces. It gives the illusion of smallerness, although slightly odd-shapedness. I lost a whole bum in that photo.

Things that make me feel cosy. That is the List-de-ma-jour today on Meet me at Mikes. What make's you feel cosy? It seems fairly universally to rotate around bad weather, beds, warm drinks and rugging-up. Have to think outside the square on this one to get something interesting—my attempt is below. Leave me your ideas of cosiness in the comments.

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  • A good rain jacket, preferably in yellow (as I was just explaining to Rachel a minute ago when she showed us hers), gumboots, woolly gloves and hats and a destination that involves cake.
  • A couch, a blanket, silence, time, and lots and lots of books. The only thing I am missing in that equation is time.
  • Marshmallows. Bare with me, I am just going to pop and get some now that we are talking about it. Back. I got some fruit tingles too. They don't evoke cosiness, but they were next to the other bag. Marshmallows in cocoa, marshmallows on sticks over a fire. What is this 's'mores' thing I keep reading about? Is it also to do with marshmallows? I would like to make my own marshmallow—it does involve gelatin and a sugar thermometer though, so it will have to wait for one of those days when I get an idea in my head and don't stop until it is done.
  • Five a.m. visits from the boy when he has just finished night shift early and I am about to start day shift and there can be cuddly sandwiches with him on one side and Lollii on the other. It has to be cold though, otherwise five minutes later it's all arms thrashing above the covers and shouts of 'It's too hot!'
  • Cosy, but not comfortable, is when, while walking through the countryside, say, from Land's End to John O'Groats in the UK, you have to stop and sleep in a field. It may be Saturday night and all the B&B's are full. It may be that there just aren't any. The process is such: find somewhere off the track; hunker down; squish all the pockey plants down and throw away the rocks and stones and bits of wood; inflate the inflatable mattress, roll out the bivvy bag, insert the sleeping bag inside the bivvy bag; put on all your thermal underwear, socks, gloves and hat; make a pillow from your coat; grab Wesley (see him on this bed, in a B&B that really was cosy!) for cuddles; climb in the bivvy bag; pull the cords until all remains is effectively a tiny breathing hole in a body bag. Mmmm, cosy. Wake up in the morning, possibly with slug bits in your hair and maybe this scenario—because I always get caught!

The Outfit
Tag-in, Tag-out Project in play, with one item each day carried to the next
Top (under): Op-shopped
Top (on top): Op-shopped
Cardigan (Tag-in): Op-shopped
Jeans (Tag-out): K-Mart
Shoes: Irregular Choice 'Abigail's Party'

Photographer de Jour: Moi

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  1. I really enjoy The Blanket of Tranquility introspective times in the Volvo with List Addict, in addition to that lovely warm paradise comprising Lolli & L.A in that blissful sleep inducing Bed. The early morning sound of Rain on a Winters morning is added Joy whilst one is snugly installed there.

  2. Light outerwear over dark innerwear - so simple, and yet it had never occurred to me. It looks great on you!

    Cosy is sitting in bed and reading with a cup of coffee by my side, and the blinds open enough to see a heavy blanket of snow outside, knowing I don't have to go to work.

    1. Snow is such a great addition to cosiness. I know it can be a pain but I wish we got it!! Thanks for visiting.

  3. Smores are a heavenly concoction of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker. You warm the marshmallow over the fire until it is slightly crisp on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside. Then smash it with a hefty piece of chocolate between two grahams. Yup, that's cozy. And like you, I have the couch, blanket, and books, but little time. How can we fix that?

  4. Smores are a heavenly concoction of marshmallow, chocolate, and graham cracker. You warm the marshmallow over the fire until it is slightly crisp on the outside and warm and gooey on the inside. Then smash it with a hefty piece of chocolate between two grahams. Yup, that's cozy. And like you, I have the couch, blanket, and books, but little time. How can we fix that?

    1. Sounds divine and like you would feel sick after two, three max, both at the same time! I can only think of fixes that involve somehow obtaining millios of dollars. How we do that? No idea! Thanks for visiting.

  5. In front of the fireplace, maybe a very light dusting of snow coming down outside, Nina Simone playing in the background and a glass of champagne in my hand.

    Whoops...I think that might be sexy nights.

    Okay just replace the glass of champagne with a cup of hot chocolate and I'm in my fleece PJs instead of my thigh highs and bustier.

    What??? TMI?

    That is so cool with the light and dark trick. I need to try that myself.


    1. Easy to get the cosy and the 'getting cosy' mixed up!! So funny.

  6. Aww love this outfit, I have been feeling fed up and lacking style ideas this week, you made me want to get dressed up :) and ooh wow some more amazing shoes, love love love them :)

  7. Love your outfit. I love your shoes!! Thanks so much for joining my link party last week. :)


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