This week I had the good fortune to pick the kids up from school. Usually, this is the job of the Ever Lovely Mrs J, but she was indisposed in having a well deserved day out with Granny J. I popped to one of the shops on the way home as the kids needed a few things for their packed lunch.
On the way in, I spotted two young *ahem* ‘scamps’ (nee: chavs in the making) climbing up a bin and trying to haul themselves on top of the bus shelter. Said structure is mostly plastic and was wobbling precariously. For a moment, I did wonder about taking a snap and passing on to the school.
But, as the shelter continued to buckle, I heard my inner Dad voice say: Ah, I think we’re about to witness a valuable life lesson. However, the Fates – depending on your point of view – did shine on the ne’er-do-wells and the roof did not give way. A lucky escape if you will, particularly as their parent turned up. I assume it was them, unless kids now get into cars that pip their horns loudly and yell out of the window: “Get off that bloody roof!”.
Uber has really let itself down hasn’t it? 😉
Due to an early pass from home, I was early to Chameleons and unusually for me, I had my mind made up about my outfit. I was so early, that for a moment, I did wonder if I had the wrong night. It’s not like that hasn’t happened before. 🙂
Due to ‘working from home’ in the afternoon, I had a spot of luck to try on a new skirt from Amazon. I’ve been after a non-black pencil skirt for a bit, and I thought I had fallen on the right item. Now, it’s either my extra Lynn padding…. wait for it… or the extra Richard padding (non-removable), that means it didn’t fit as I felt it should.
In fact, trying on two other skirts – including a favourite A line / fit & flare number – suggested that either I’m wearing the wrong size or the padding isn’t working as planned. In honesty, this knocked my confidence a little. Still, when not 100%, say yes to the dress! 🙂 Evidence, to your right. Not only does the dress fit well, it has happy memories as it was a gift of yesteryear from the Ever Lovely Mrs J, bless her.
So, while I can gauge if a dress or trouser/top combo works (or not), I seem to have a temporary mojo malfunction in the skirt/top capacity. Maybe the next time TrendCo are in, I’ll quiz their dress expert. That or plenty of Internet research and checking the sizes of said items is in order.