...to eat sandwiches in the sunshine w. sister-in-law, prior to a little shopping expedition.
Expedition initiated by said sister-in-law: "Joanna, what are you going to wear for this being-made-a-Dame thing?" Faint note of dread that Auntie will turn up in favourite comfy shoes and unmatching will-this-do skirt n top.
For all previous special occasions, Auntie has been dressed by sister, sister-in-law, or, on one occasion, a niece. Grateful thanks to all. It's now become a tradition...
Cavendish Square is a pleasant bit of greenery off Oxford St, marred only by an equestrian statue which looks quite agreeable until you discover that it is of Butcher Cumberland. Grrrrh. It was removed in the 19th century because he was so loathed, then finally put back. Ugh.
Shopping. Shoes: nice ones, not expensive, and surprisingly comfortable. DRESS: and will match v. suitable hat.