And there I was thinking that I was short of black jackets. The first, a rather smart satin one with bracelet sleeves and a wide sash, is only Primark, but looks pretty good with a pencil skirt. £4.50 from the Save The Children charity shop in Blatchington Road, and an example of what happens when I have half an hour to kill in that area of Hove. The other’s a proper naval pea coat (and yes, it is black, though it looks navy-ish in the light of this photo); £12 from the car boot sale at Brighton Marina, and I’d have taken the really-blue one from the same stall as well, had it been a touch looser over the shoulders. Also from the Marina last week: three ethnic cushions for the dark brown chairs (see below) and a colourful shawl, £12 the lot. I have a similar fourth cushion to finish off the set.