Sunday, 19 May 2013

Just what is posh?

This weekend we've had a lovely break visiting friends down in Cambridgeshire.Since my knowledge of the Geography of the UK is rather limited, I actually had no real idea where Cambridgeshire was though I was aware it's about five hours drive from where we live in Yorkshire. This might not sound far to people outside the UK, but for us it's a big chunk of our spare time. Having said that, if you don't make the effort to do things like visit friends, then pretty soon they stop asking you to visit, and before you know it, you have no friends left at all! I'm sad to say that in this past year, I have had days on end pass by without one person saying a kind word to me, it has been a very rewarding year but also incredibly lonely. Then when a friend or even a stranger does something kind, I get really emotional, perhaps because I'd forgotten people can be like that.  The point I'm trying to make is that going to visit these friends was really important to me, because it was so nice to be amongst people who are just nice for nice's sake. So anyway, in the village they live, posh took on a whole new meaning. In Yorkshire, if people are well off/have a well paid job, there is a tendency to show off and shout about it. What does that indicate? I'm not really sure. But in this lovely village people were clearly well off, but I never saw any showing off or making a point of it, people were just quietly getting on with things, and actually seemed downright happier about it too.

So for me posh has taken on a whole new meaning; you work hard, you reap the rewards and you celebrate your success in other ways - none of the brash "IN YOUR FACE" ness that I am becoming more and more aware of.

Anyway, back to the people I came across, so one thing they all had in common was a love of fleeces, nothing wrong with that, I enjoy getting wrapped up in a good Berghaus myself. But they ALL, and I mean ALL had lovely watches. Now I've got what I consider to be a VERY expensive watch, I treasure it but I do wear it everyday, otherwise what's the point in having it. One lady was wearing something like this watch...
Raymond Weil watch
Now I would never recommend spending more than you can afford on a watch, but I do think it's very lovely. This I also love for its understatedness... (though not the price!)

Lovely understated Raymond Weil watch
Now these watches are very pricey, but I've just had a browse on the site I found them on, Watch Warehouse and found some far more reasonable models that actually look quite similar (believe me I am quite sure there are many differences but not to my untrained eye).
DKNY Neutrals watch

This one is a snip of the price of the Raymond Weil ones and equally as lovely.

Anyway, I've somehow got off track, but the point is; keep in touch with friends even if you have to make a big effort, don't forget that most people are nice, if you aren't happy, make a change! That is all!



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