Once resolve was relaxed, I conceded that an additional stripey T-shirt (£1 from Brighton Marina car boot sale) could be allowed, and that scarves would be a space-efficient way to add some variation to my slimmed-down and restricted wardrobe. Or so went the theory. I now have a new and growing scarf collection (more to follow), thanks to the lady who sells 3 for £1 (from a huge selection clumped together in a child’s playpen) at the Marina boot fair. The large red animal-style print one here was a notable find, as it turned out to be a Louis Vuitton number (‘red leopard Stephen Sprouse stole’ – an unbelievable £500-odd new, if a real one), and this has encouraged me to dig further… And even if it’s not genuine, I wore it when interviewing an expensively-dressed car designer (Tag Heuer watch, etc) and didn’t, for once, feel too shabby and scruffy. Might not shove this one into the washing machine or to the depths of my bag with inky pens, or let it fall on the floor in the pub.