15 December 2012

day 15: something furry

Allotment fox
When it came to the annual expedition to find the new "best" winter coat, my mother applied rather strict rules.  The coat would not be worn until Mass on Christmas day, and thereafter only on Sundays or to very special outings.  And fur collars would not be allowed because she thought they looked "cheap".  Naturally I desperately yearned for a coat with a fur collar though as time went on the desire must have become suppressed.  So for many years I have worn, for the most part, sensible coats - a penchant for tweed, a touch of cashmere, enlivened by the occasional dramatic silhouette, vibrant colour or fancy lining.  Underneath though, the genes I share with my late Aunt Rosie, she of the dyed ginger hair, cake mascara, a small glass of sherry in the "off sales"of the Dog and Truck and the fur collar, have been waiting to do their dirty work.  The sad truth is that I still long for a bit of fun fur. I saw some last week in Rolls and Rems, fabric emporium to the good people of Lewisham. I have been thinking that it would look rather nice edging my black cape, the one that makes me look rather too much like I have stepped out of Hogwarts. I have already measured up how much I would need.  I may, just may, have to go back and buy some.

The beautiful fox, blatantly lounging around at the allotment last week, would understand I'm sure.

8 comments:

Kirsten said...

There are too few people like your aunt Rosie around. We could do with some splashes of colour and some more glasses of sherry;-)

Jane Housham said...

Oh my, I adore this photo. I love foxes so much and hardly ever see them. I still yearn for the house we once viewed in South London where the owners apologised for the foxes in the garden -- alas, we ended up moving to Manchester instead for a few years. I like the rather stark baubles too.

Lizzi said...

I used to have a fox come to my last allotment . He thought he owned the place. He probably did! Haven't seen one in this allotment - yet.

Val , Kate, The Cute Kitten ,Razzy, Kepsey,Darwin ,Charon and Echo. said...

Love the fox photo and darn it..I'd go and get the fun fur if I were you :0)

Liz said...

That's a great picture. Last time I spotted a fox was in the car park at our local Sainsburys and he looked a lot leaner than yours.

I think it's time for some fun fur embellishment.

Rattling On said...

We don't get foxes in town here as I suppose they just stay in the woods! Yours is gorgeous, and I am partial to redheads!

purejuice said...

i love this. i think of them as angels. we have coyotes here.

rachel said...

I have a pair of gloves trimmed with fake ocelot fur. Everyone needs a bit of fake fur - go for it!