Sunday, 2 October 2016

Practical matters

Daily Draw: Etteilla Tarot, Le Valet de Denier/Page of Pentacles

My first day with the Etteilla and I get the me card. Here he is as the Valet de Deniers. Historically a valet was a gentleman's servant performing such personal services as maintaining his employer's clothes, running his bath and other general grooming. 

Without this assistance I need to perform these services for myself and so I have done today. Five pairs of no need to iron work pants hanging in my wardrobe. Sorted out my sock drawer from 40 odd ones into 15 pairs. Thrown out all grey and tatty underwear - bad pants make for grumpy mornings. 

I have a lovely new pair of pyjamas which could pass for sportswear (handy when we run out of milk in the morning and I need to pop to the shop). I know a bit slummy but everyone else round here does it. All handbags emptied of trash and in their dust bags. Clothes-wise I feel pleasingly prepared for the busy weeks ahead. 

When a woman says, ‘I have nothing to wear!’, what she really means is, ‘There’s nothing here for who I’m supposed to be today.

Caitlin Moran, 1975 - 


  1. My 78 yr. old mother irons her cotton sheets. It boggles my mind. I rarely iron anything unless I'm going to a wedding or funeral!

    1. She's a better woman than me. Mine are only pressed when they are new out of the packet.

      Hurrah for Lycra mix, stretch jersey and all other fabrics that don't need any ironing :)

  2. jobs like that always make me feel great when it gets down to bedtime..well done.