In the rushes


Okay, so I’ve started this post twice now – let’s hope third times a charm. Initially I was babbling on about how privileged we are to live in such a beautiful part of the world and how we never take it for granted and blah, blah, blah, you get the picture. Then, I began talking about what’s really on my mind (my Dad’s illness) but it felt kinda strange pairing the horrors of cancer with an outfit post. I guess that’s the existence I’m living right now though. On the one hand I’m trying to get on with things as best I can and retain some sort of normality whilst everything else seems to be spinning out of control. And on the other I’m fixated on trying to make sense of it all. Conclusion being… you can’t.


When all else fails, however, long walks in Cornwall definitely do help clear my mind – but(!!!) only if I’m wearing the right gear. Feeling cold and damp do not make for a pleasant afternoon’s ramble in the brambles (or rushes, as the case may be) so I’ve had to come up with a suitable hiking uniform that does the job of keeping me warm and dry without dispensing totally with the style factor. Of course, style being what it is (personal and subjective) means that I may be the only one loving the turtle neck/lumberjack combo but hey, if it keeps me happy and all that. The classic chelsea boot is universally loved, however, so I reckon I’m safe on that front. Truthfully though, I was just delighted to find a vegan winter boot that didn’t break my bank balance (I adore Wills Vegan Shoes but they’re beyond my budget right now) and fitted like an absolute glove – I’m seriously tempted to go back for the black pair. Husband, you didn’t read that, ahem.


what i’m wearing… black ‘Binx’ highwaisted jeans/topshop … cotton navy sweater and pleather bag/zarapleather Chelsea boots/new look … beret(old)/h&m … lumberjack coat/vintage (possibly beyond retro) … sunnies/wild pony vintage …



I struck gold (or should that be navy?) when I spotted this Margaret Howell-esque (yes, I’m obsessed) turtleneck in the Zara summer sale (no guesses why it was 3.99) although my only regret is that I didn’t purchase it in cream and grey too, grrrr. It might just be the perfect fall/winter sweater, which obviously means I haven’t had it off my back in the last fortnight. Seriously though, why didn’t I buy it in cream and grey?!!!


Snug as a bug and happy as Larry walking across the wilds of Cornwall (kinda – does a well kept path still count?) has got to be the best way to spend any Sunday… in my humble opinion. Here’s to many more.



2 responses to “In the rushes”

  1. elaine says:

    Hello Aine, I don’t normally leave comments but I am hugely enjoying your blog and wanted to tell you! Thanks for the tip on wills vegan shoes, I have been struggling to get vegan boots that look nice, I am irish too, by the way, and living in brighton at the moment. Sorry to hear about your Dad, its hard being away from home at these times or at least thats what I felt. Thanks for the banana bread recipe, its hard to find a vegan version, I added raspberries as I had them in the fridge and it tasted gorgeous. Delighted to see your cookbook in the stores here, best of luck, Elaine

    • peasoupeats says:

      Hi Elaine, thanks so much for stopping by and leaving such a lovely comment:) Yes, Wills Vegan Shoes are awesome, I desperately want a pair! So pleased you like the banana bread recipe too – there’s a couple more lurking about the blog somewhere… Banana Chocolate Loaf and Banana and Blueberry Brunch Bread. As you can tell, I like my Banana Bread, hehe.

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