"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."



('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)




Saturday, February 24, 2007

Dalmation, please




I have to dress up for school on Friday. Not that I don't make the effort every day, you understand - smart casual and practical usually, but this is for Book Day. All the children and staff are expected to appear on Friday morning dressed as a character from a book. In the past, I have fallen back on my stock in trade St Trinian's schoolgirl - short(ish) skirt, black, holey tights, oversized shirt (I can borrow that from Keith, of course), backcombed hair or red wig, black nail varnish and an overload of orangey make-up. Something like the photo, in fact.


However, this time I might have a change. Cruella de Ville, I thought - a touch of elegance. All I need now is a dalmation. Any offers?


3 comments:

  1. Regarding Book Day - may I suggest that you go dressed up as that classical French heroine "Emmanuelle" from the nineteen seventies novel/film script by Emmanuelle Arsan. The costume would be very simple - think Adam and Eve - and it would go down well with any house husbands delivering their sprogs to your school. Just a thought.

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  2. That's a bit of a cheat Jenny, as you won't need to dress up (and I don't mean the elegance bit you scary woman !!!!!!)

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  3. You're a bit late, YP - Lady Godiva has already been suggested. 2 problems there though - hair not long enough and no horse. ;)
    Craig, you are lucky I hadn't seen this comment before our course this morning!

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