Phew! Just been to hand off all the panto costumes ready for the shows on Friday and Saturday, much bagging and organising. Everything’s got a laminated tag on the hanger stating what’s there, and how it has to be returned so I can sell off as much as possible…plus death threats if anyone even THINKS … Continue reading Still Here, Honest!
Three weeks to go, almost everything on the rail [yeah right, so how come the list always seems as long?] Jobs still to do attach parrot to Long John Silver’s coat add sleeve linings to LJS’s coat [one of those added jobs, it doesn’t slip on easily enough] finish Jim Hawkins’ sparkly wedding coat [the … Continue reading There is Nothing Like a Dame: Panto #4
Well, I’m going for it! LGBTQ+-friendly theatre group ‘Pride & Joy’, production of Treasure Island, for this November. The usual practically-zero budget, but a small cast, with most only needing one costume. Piratical silliness, and a DAME! A DAME FOLKS I’M SO HAPPY! Oh, and a lobster. And a parrot. If you’re planning to come … Continue reading Arrr-t for Arrr-t’s sake: Panto #1
Oki shirt pinned and ready to go floral skirt likewise Linen blouse ditto Lots of resources prepped for interview tomorrow- yup First GCSE exam of the year over and done with, with all attendant disasters and **** ups by the managers and admin-hell yeah Enough I’m going home to have a few drinks, some me-time, and … Continue reading All systems go…
I’ve already frothed about the V&A in an earlier post, so in the interest of local pride, I will name Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery. When I was a kid, there was very little to do at the weekends or in the holidays, and we had no cash to travel very far afield. Apart from … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #28-Museum
Most cities in the UK are not as great for fabric buying as Birmingham. We still have a very extensive market area, selling fresh fruit &veg, fish [apparently fresher than you can buy on the coast], meat, spices and snacks. There are knick-knacks, toys, hardware, toiletries…and fabric. Lots and lots and lots of fabric. And … Continue reading CoBloWriMo #24-Unexpected Source
CoBloWriMo Day 5: “Write about a favorite project you’ve done in the past.” McCall’s 4378, my wife’s wedding dress. She’s not the type to wear a dress, and when she said she would like something like Eowyn’s dress in LOTR I was amazed…and quickly googled and found a pattern before she could change her mind! After … Continue reading My elf queen
oh I was trying all sorts of puns and wordplay: .. and press your dish..and pressure fish, ..and tested, blah blah blah But honestly, after a caipirinha and a bottle of wine, I’m amazed I can type at all, let alone make puns………… Some pics: Bears and cubs I’m surprised I lasted that long, as … Continue reading Pride and…