And the most recent boot-sale finds: from Brighton Marina, an exceedingly useful silk camisole with smock-top (£1). From the sale at Brighton Racecourse: red beret (50p) and – bargain! – an animal-print Whistles dress (£5). The latter is, however, somewhat high-waisted and on the short side. I have worn it with a black frilled petticoat underneath, which only sort-of-worked; may have to find a better solution or this will be another misguided purchase. Oh, and in case you think D has been neglected lately, Sarah M fished out an ’80s-vintage patterned shirt for him from one of the everything-must-go house-clearance stalls at the Marina market (a swap for a cup of tea). Again, bargain.