I’ve finished my ECA (my OU end of course assessment) YAY! Well, I’ve finished it for the time being - I need to put it away for a couple of days then worry it a few more times before sending it off. In the meantime – and before the next set of guests arrive - I’m winding down with a good old knicker cull, as you do. (I know some of you are sitting in the sun, but a stiff sea breeze has set in here and it’s cold so I’ve had to find other ways to celebrate finishing my work). In fact, I’ve been having a trawl through my entire wardrobe in case the clothes fairies have left any princess dresses in there when I haven’t been looking. Nothing doing in mine, sigh, but I did have a try on of your bridesmaid dress, Rose, that you wore for your dad’s wedding and I looked quite fetching in it – if a bit boobalicious which was rather scary.
Anyway, Lily will tell you, if you’re interested, that I tend to hang on to underwear far too long – just in case there’s a world shortage of knickers. Well, there probably is actually – they’ve all ended up in my drawer. So far I’ve despatched with a thong I never could quite get the hang of, half a dozen pairs of boy pants (the horrid colours in the pack – like khaki, bleurgh!) and, shock, horror! – my lucky running knickers (really, they are truly past it). Oh, and a couple of pairs of ‘loved-but-clapped-out’ specials. Perhaps the clothes fairies know some underwear fairies who could kit me out again?
I also tried on a number of items lurking at the back of my wardrobe to see if they still fitted. Girls, I’m sorry to say that the leather trousers that so embarrassed you when you were small still fit. As does the leather skirt. I know, I know – just because you can, doesn’t mean you should, and please don’t worry, I won’t. I finished up trying on my wedding suit. It’s the one item I’ve ever had made for me, and the lovely lady who made it told me at the time that she would always be willing to take it in for me, but she would never let it out. Phew! It still fits, Mrs Tierney. Ah, happy memories!
Painting is Dinas Head by Tom Tomos - and it really is beautiful in real life, I don't think this computer image does it justice