Cold Couture: In future I choose freeze.

... instead, I packed a dismal 4 pairs of shoes and a collection of stretchy, thick, soft, woolen, shapeless, garments which looked wonderfully cozy when tucked into the suitcase but which I have come to despise as ‘The Shades of Grey’. You will appreciate I hope, that this collection bears no resemblance to the raunchy novel and instead goes to the heart of the darkest literature where ‘shades’ are the spirits of dead people. These limp formless, colourless, lifeless things are hanging in my cupboard as the traces and shadows of my former glorious wardrobe.

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