Sneezing in the September Sun

Sneezing in the September Sun

Apparently, it takes between 4 and 10 days to recover from the common cold. Which is a good thing, as I am now on day 9 …

There is something so wrong about having a cold at the same time as we’re experiencing what must be considered an autumn summer here in Scandinavia. Whereas my instinct tells me I should be nursing the cold under a woollen blanket with a hot drink in my hand, the weather is telling me to go outside and enjoy this glorious sunshine that’s taking us all by surprise.

Usually, this would have been the time of year when we start preparing for the cold, Scandinavian winter: stocking up on candles, buying a heap of wood, changing over the wardrobe from summer to winter attires. But instead, I’m still wearing my summer dresses, applying sun cream and having iced drinks by the gallon.

I am so congested at the moment that I’m gasping for air just walking upstairs, so my regular walks and daily micro-habits have been put aside for the time being in favour of less lung demanding activities.

In fact, I have been thinking about taking up a practice that has fallen to the side the last six months: curating a capsule wardrobe.

I had been pondering whether or not to do this again for a while now, and when both Jennifer L. Scott, aka Madame Chic, of The Daily Connoisseur and Fiona Ferris of How to Be Chic blogged about it, I realised I really do want to try this again. And what better time to put together an autumn capsule than when I’m still wearing my summer clothes!

And to be honest, sorting out my wardrobe is about as strenuous activity as I can manage now.

Roll on day 11 …


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