That Time Again

It is that time of the

year again, tomorrow

marks another year

older for me.

I have no fear 

of ageing , I plan

to embrace the wisdom

that comes with the

passage of time.

Part of the wisdom

is to accept the 

passage that life takes

us on, even if the

road is never as smooth

as we hope.

I plan to embrace

new experiences

even if they are  out

of my comfort zone.

Enjoying my own

peaceful back yard

and never underestimating

the therapy of time spent


Another of the joys

of ageing is that

you care less

what others think,

I find this so freeing.

I plan to

continue to

explore my own 

style, changing and

tweaking along the 

way .

I take inspiration

from anywhere

it presents itself,

especially the many

bloggers I have had the

honour to discover.

I enjoy the

world of both

vintage and thrifting

and  hope to expand

my interest and uncover

more treasures, hopefully

more summer hats.

I am looking forward

to a new year filled

with the joy of family

and friends and not

forgetting new pets.

Our little pup, Raffy,

is growing like a mushroom

and is a little white bundle

of mischief  and fun.

Another Birthday, Another Outfit.




  1. Natalia Lialina
    November 19, 2014 / 4:01 am

    My dear, wonderful, gorgeous, kind and wise Jill! Happy Birthday to You!!!!! You wrote so beautifully, and I absolutely see you just the way you describe – open to life, with no fear of life, experimenting and growing! Yes, this is You! I hope you have the most amazing time with the people (and pets!) who love you. You look beautiful, such a harmony with your gorgeous garden! You are like an exotic bird sitting on a branch of a blooming bush on that first photo. 🙂 Happy Birthday! Sooo happy that I found your blog, you are always inspiration in so many ways!ps Thank you so much for your kindest words yesterday, you really made me happy and giggly and cozy inside. You made my day! 🙂

    • Jill James
      November 20, 2014 / 8:57 am

      Thank you so much Natalia for your kind words . I too am so pleased we have found each other, your blog is always a joy.

  2. Tiina L
    November 20, 2014 / 6:44 pm

    Happy birthday!

    • Jill James
      November 23, 2014 / 3:28 am

      Thank you Tiina so much.

  3. Spashionista Alicia Searcy
    November 21, 2014 / 11:38 pm

    Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday, Jill! I'm so glad we've connected and I truly enjoy reading your thoughts, not to mention your sense of style. May the coming year bring you many glorious adventures outside of your comfort zone. Thank you for your supportive

    • Jill James
      November 23, 2014 / 3:30 am

      Thank you for your kind wishes Alicia. I too am so glad we have connected . My thoughts have been with you as you face this difficult time.

  4. Lorna mai ltd
    November 24, 2014 / 12:49 am

    Happy birthday for last week! Your back yard is absolutely beautiful. All those flowers, and colours. It seems so funny to see your Sunny garden when its freezing over here. I agree that its so freeing when you no longer care what people think about you!

  5. Jill James
    November 24, 2014 / 8:28 am

    Thank you for your kind wishes, glad you enjoyed the garden. I know the reverse seasons do seem strange dont they.

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