Has there ever been a more functional, glamourous set of gardening clothing designed? Pyjamas are often what I'm caught in out in the garden, with wellies and often a hat, jumper, scarf - you name it - I'll probably be seen out there working in it. Now here is the picture that my lovely partner thought I'd never post - trying to rennovate the chicken house one morning - out in an array of pj/blanket/my sons hat - having just nipped out for one of my 'five minutes' outside. I decided to have a go at sorting out the hen house for five minutes whilst everyone was asleep - note the handy axe in the corner - I'm not sure why I wanted that too! Aren't I just the height of glamour, possibly not, then again it does bring a grin to my face as I remember life is about laughing at yourself, hard and often.
When I wake up and want to go into the garden for a look, I never think to dress properly, brush my hair, find an appropriate hat or actually think about getting ready, as I'm only popping out for a minute, honest. Just to see whats happenning out there. Then of course I get sucked into some task or other and an hour or so goes by, I can't help it - I love being out there and getting on with jobs.
Whilst I love Country Living and the array of glamourous magazines about living outdoors etc - nowt beats gardening in your pyjamas, old trousers, or whatever takes your fancy. I kind of wander out in the morning for a peek and often just forget myself - get engrossed in something and then the postie van pulls up and there I am in a pair of spotty/flowery/stripey/boring pyjamas, wellies, squint hat, scarf abandoned on a fence - you can picture the scene. I'm often just nipping out for 'five' and find myself out there for a lot longer than that. The birds don't tend to mind - I'm lucky I guess we are so remote - although I have to say I did the same thing when I lived in town in a terrace with a shared garden.
If you don't want to see the pyjamas - don't come into my garden (Or text first!)! Often safer to leave it a little longer and I will have gone back in for a cuppa and gotten dressed properly.