And there I was lamenting my shortage of separates. Three tops from the Crowborough Hospital Fete sale (at which I was a volunteer helper, unpacking all the donations and then manning the book stall; a job not entirely altruistic, as helpers get to pick out what they want before the general public are allowed in). Tie-front lightweight grey shrug/cardie; short-sleeve blouse (only Primark, but useful); leopard-print New Look cardie, which I stupidly handwashed at too high a temperature, leading to colour-seepage. All items £1 each (yes, even helpers had to pay for their finds). And a mustard-coloured pencil skirt with side-split, £2 with strange Japanese label (might be Uniqlo, I suppose). The black silk skirt (Monsoon), I bought the day before for £3 at the Brighton Marina car boot sale. Not a bad weekend’s shopping.