Having spent a decade wearing a single pair of tiny studs, I seem to have sent a message to the world and, all of a sudden, dangly earrings are flying at me left, right and centre.
Buzzy, buzz buzz….. Oh dear, a slightly intimidating real bee came along.And then a downright terrifying, giant, orange, furry bee came along. This buster would give Bernard a run for his money.
Mind you, he seems friendly enough. Just saying Hi. This weekend is, I hope, going to see the completion of the big patio project. Now, what do you think this box of broken dishes has to do with it? I put chipped plates between two teatowels and smashed them with the back of my secateurs. This was simply the best craic (hah!) I’ve had in ages (don’t groan, do I get this week’s Worst Blogger Pun award?). If I didn’t have five elephants and a dog running around the house I wouldn’t have had enough broken china for this project. That’s the plus side. Sob.
The creative side of my brain has been running amok this week. I’ve made a pretty classy (if I say so myself) Cleopatra costume for Middle Girl. It’s made from old (possibly vintage, I’d say) curtain fabric offcuts and bits of old (definitely vintage) jewellery. I pulled out the necklace that I wore to my Debs Ball (Prom) and immediately thought, ‘That would be brilliant as Cleopatra’s Headpiece’, which says a lot about my fashion sense in 1990. I have been banned from unveiling it until closer to Halloween.
I went to the biggest toy shop in Cork and asked for a bag of marbles.
‘Nope’, said the girl at customer services (don’t you hate that term?), ‘no marbles here’.
It was 9.05 AM. The shop was empty except for a dozen staff unloading palettes of the Christmas catalogue. This customer servant had NOTHING to do.
‘Really?’, you wouldn’t believe how far I can raise my eyebrows. My eyebrows could have their own blog.
‘Erm…I’ll just check the store room’, and off she scuttled. I’d say she went off and had a cup of tea, or maybe phoned her friend to complain about how demanding the customers can be.
She got them anyway. Eventually.
And FOUR rugby matches to watch (quarter finals)…
Wish us luck!