I am not going to talk about work.
I am not going to talk about work.
Let’s just talk about the nice things in life eh?
Glastonbury is wall to wall on the telly at the mo. So far I’ve caught a few minutes and decided to put fingers to keyboard while the ever growing list of Acts I Have Never Heard Of continue to play on (with the exception of Dizzy Rascal). I could stick a hash tag gag about being old, but that in itself, would be old……. but not as old as The Stones. 😛 I think it was the festival before, where I caught a performance by Marina & The Diamonds. I like quirky and I liked the act, so after listening a few more times on YouTube, I invested in the album. I wonder if there will be any more little treats like that this time around? One lives in hope.
I’ve never been away to a festival. I think a few years of camping holidays as a teenager, helped remind me as to why we invented hotels, comfy beds and a good bathroom. There was a big gig at one of the local parks back in the 90s and that was great. While most of the bands were well known locally, there were no big acts per se. Not that I mind, if you like a band, you like a band. If everyone else does, it just boosts the chances of your seeing them on the box. Not that that matters these days, not with the Interwebs to store videos and whatnot.
What about you, dear reader? Are you a fan of festivals, or are you more recorded music, or – like me – happy to sit in a comfy chair and enjoy the entertainment without having to kip in a field?
It seems music is very much in the air this evening, as Wee Man has been to the school disco. As I pulled up, I could hear the soft and melodic tones of LMFAO and by the look of Jones Jr’s hair, he’d been dancing away like a good ‘un. That or he’d dunked his head under the tap for effect. You can never be sure with our kids. 🙂 But he had a good time. Maybe the dancing bug in his blood too….
A Night Out
Strange, that in previous months, the idea of a short time En Femme – to use the lingo – would have dulled the fun in some way. Thankfully, that mentality has slipped away of late and now it’s just a case of enjoying the time I have. I managed to get away a little earlier than I would normally and this time around, I remembered to take it easy with the Blade of Doom! 🙂
I’d packed the night before and given the weather, I’d gone for a more summery look. At least, that’s what I’d decided on, and then had second thoughts after a day of rain on the Thursday. Still, much as boots and leggings felt more appropriate, we Brits make the best of things, so summer stuff it was. Flats and trousers again. I’m wondering if I’ll have to hand in my Trans* License at this point. Oh wait, I’m a bloke in lady clothes and a face full of slap. Panic over. 🙂
We also had a visit from a lovely lady called Jo, who had emailed the group last month about a visit to talk about skin care, beauty and suchlike. I thought the visit went very well and unlike other people who’d come along, there was no feeling of the hard sell. It’s tricky, in that, some people visit & chat; some people visit as vendors (which is fine) & they mingle; while others, you get the feeling that they are only there for the sale. The latter don’t tend to do so well and they don’t tend to come back. After ten minutes, you can normally spot that, but you do your best to make people feel welcome, nonetheless. Anyhoo, there was none of the latter with Jo and with a bit of luck, maybe she’ll pop along again.
A few folk – Alison, Tanya and Pat – all had a good chat and picked up some tips. I asked about eye make-up, mainly as I seem to struggle with shading in the outer corner of my eye. It seems when I put it on, it’s okay, but looking in the mirror normally, I somehow manage to blend the wrong way and it looks too heavy at the edges. Still, maybe that’s the up close problem. That aside, it seemed that in general I wasn’t doing anything too bad which is always a worry – and that if I line my top lash only half way, it may help. Something to try….. oh and I won’t be trying the Number 7 eye-liner again, it did not agree with my eyes. 🙁
Pat was asking me about other folk who might come along again. HotHair and Boots were both a big hit, so I may try getting them to come along again. Possibly at the end of summer, as numbers tend to increase as the season starts to turn.
PS: If I can get my Editing Head on this week, you may see another post in Our Different Journey. I’ve also fired off a few emails to other folk in the Trans* blogging world. Fingers crossed!