Golly, what a difference a week makes. Things are moving so quickly at the moment aren’t they? I think that we’re all feeling a little uncomfortable in our skin right now.
With all the conflicting and scary news that’s out there at the moment, I’m looking to my Mum’s generation for their practical and pragmatic approach to life. The 85 year old lady who I met in Boots last week had no intention of panic buying. “I’ll be fine” she said. “I’ve given up running but I walk 3 miles a day and I’ll live off my fat” she said – slim as she was.
Or my Mum, who after trawling four shops to find toilet roll, finally found a shop with two packs of four rolls – and bought only one, leaving the other one for someone else, despite it being difficult for her to get out.
Or the 93 year old Mum of my hairdresser who was devastated to hear that her son might not be able to visit her in her nursing home because “Who will do my hair?” When he replied that there was a hairdresser who cut the residents’ hair she replied “I’m not letting her go near my hair. Have you seen the state of the women’s hair in here?”
With the shelves bare of pasta, flour, rice and bread (but with plenty of lentils still available) I think that there are a lot of people who could all learn a thing or two from those who have experienced something similar before, albeit much more serious.
Last week I told you about the free, online Capsule Wardrobe Masterclass that I’m hosting. I’ve already hosted two of them and it’s been great to chat with people from all over the world and to see them interacting in the chat box. It has really lightened the mood for all of us, I think.
I’ve added two more dates for my Capsule Wardrobe Masterclass and I’d love for you to join me. There’s one on Sunday 22nd March at 8 pm and another one on Tuesday 24th March at 1.30 pm. If you would like to join me, just choose your preferred date and time pop in your details and you will be sent a link to access the Masterclass. It really is that easy! I shall so look forward to seeing you there. In the meantime, keep safe and keep looking to (and after) the older generation – they have the answers!