Tell Us About…Play | Link-Up

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A new global writing challenge was recently started by a group of blogging friends—Gail from Is This Mutton (UK) Deb from Deb’sWorld (Australia), Mary Katherine from MK’s Adventures in Style (USA),  Penny from Frugal Fashion Shopper (UK) and Jill from Grownup Glamour (Australia). On the third Thursday of every month they’ll respond to the prompt “Tell Us About XXX” which could cover any subject matter. It could be a blog post with opinions or memories; a poem,  photos, anything at all.  Last month, the first of the challenges was “Tell Us About…Time“. This month, the challenge is ‘play’.

One of my favourite kinds of play is playing dress up (no surprises there, right? lol). And it’s playing dress up that has been my main source of play since turning 40 when I decided to start blogging about clothes, style, fashion, etc. Initially, I played on my other blog, Suzy Turner, but a couple of years ago, I created The Grey Brunette so that I could have a place specifically dedicated to playing dress up. I must say, I’ve been having a some good play time, shopping, figuring out my own sense of style, gaining a huge amount of confidence in the process, and just generally having fun.

I’ve had some creative photoshoots—some with Michael, and some just on my own because I happen to rather enjoy my own company. Here are a few of the photos taken when I’ve clearly been having a whale of a time playing dress up…

Speaking about play, I should also mention that I’ve just started playing Playstation! There’s a funny story about me and the Playstation…way back when Michael and I were young (in our early twenties), Michael went through a mad gaming phase. He and his best mate would literally play for hours on end, and I would simply watch because it was Tomb Raider and I loved it! Michael would try and encourage me to play every time, but I always said no, because I just lacked the patience for it.

Anyway, one day while he was at work, I decided to give it a go. So, I duly started the game up, and began playing. And then when I’d finished doing a terrible job, I saved my game…over his DOH! I don’t think I’ve ever lived it down. He had been almost at the end of the game and I’d gone and wiped it all lol. Needless to say, it put me off trying to play. For good. Well…until now. And the reason for me having another go? Simple. Hogwarts Legacy. If you know me, then you’ll know that I have been a huge fan of Harry Potter ever since the first book came out all those years ago. And seeing as Michael started gaming again last year, we simply couldn’t resist buying the game. I’m still very nervous playing it…and I tend to prefer to play when I’m alone but I am enjoying it nonetheless. Michael is playing it too, but it’s way more difficult to save my game over his now LOL!!!

So that’s it, my interpretation of the pay challenge! What do you do for play? Now let’s get on with the link-up! See you soon!

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10 responses to “Tell Us About…Play | Link-Up”

  1. This looks fun and I am loving all those bold/bright colors you have on!


  2. Gail Is This Mutton says:

    You reminded me Suzy of how I used to play Tetris on the Nintendo Gameboy! I was so chuffed when I finally reached the top level, and “fireworks” went off in celebration! Thanks so much for joining us.

  3. I love dressing up in costume. Or at least used to as I haven’t done it in a while. I would dress up when I was a school librarian and the kids got a kick out of it. You look smashing in all of your dressed up photos above. Love the photo of you in the red dress with the blue scarf billowing out behind. And your ax-throwing outfit in that sensational green…so figure flattering. Yay for playing Playstation. We are doing virtual reality and so enjoying it.

  4. Debbie says:

    Hi Suzy, I really enjoyed your take on play and those shots of you playing dress ups are fabulous! Do you know I’ve never played a game on a playstation – go you!
    Thanks for joining us and hope to see you again next time.

  5. Amy Johnson says:

    These dress up photos are fabulous! So creative!

  6. mireilleftm says:

    Those are some fun pictures and I remember all of those blog posts! That’s a funny story about the playstation but I am sure it was not funny for your husband at the time!

  7. Michelle says:

    I LOVE the fun, creative photos you took when playing dress up! I’m pinning this for inspiration. Oh, I felt so bad for you, erasing Michael’s PlayStation game. But I am glad you didn’t give up playing forever. I used to play various games when I had boyfriends who played. I would still enjoy it, but I’ve got too many hobbies.


  8. Rena says:

    I like the way you play.


  9. Adi Clowse says:

    The floating image in the yellow pants looks like a lot of fun. We should totally add that style in a new blog post of ours too.

    ADC –

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