Friday, June 15, 2012

Friday round up: yee haa


I thought that when the exams were finished life would relax a bit. Ha. No.

I survived a week at the beach with five teenage girls. We were the talk of the resort. One lady had the decency to stop me and enquire what relationship I was to the girls… Actually, she stopped me to tell me how beautifully behaved they were and then she asked: she guessed teacher. Daughter said wistfully that she wished school trips were like our island jaunt and not trekking up mountains in soggy ground with a two-ton backpack.

One young man engaged me in conversation. He thought they were all my daughters! I’d have to have been busy to make that happen: my ‘daughters’ were three Caucasians and two Asians and all sixteen!

Son returned alive from his ten days grad trip to the beach. Phew. He was only a little bit smelly and only a very small amount of his conversation about what happened in Koh Samui has made my hair turn grey. I have remained cool and serene on the outside.

We went to a jubilee ball.

I went to a jubilee coffee wearing the silliest hat I’ve made yet. It weighed a ton and I spent the afternoon with a phantom hat on my head. I kept trying to remove it only to discover I WASN’T wearing it…

Random backpackers have come and gone.

Husband’s flown to London and then Paris.

And breathe… there’s a small window before the next panic sets in.

It should be a Friday Photo here today but instead it’s a round up. So, here’s a picture of the mad jubilee hat:

(The stupid expression can be accounted for by telling you that I was caught with yet another piece of cake in my hand. What I was really doing was relieving K of the item. She doesn't like banana cake; so actually I was performing a charitable act... honest. I cropped the picture so you couldn't see the cake hanging by my side so you could see the hat clearly.)

Pic stolen from YZ's facebook album


4 comments:

liz fenwick said...

Love the hat and well done on surviving all trips....

lx

Jenny Beattie said...

Thanks Liz. :-D

Ragged Thread Cartographer said...

That Jubilee hat is outrageously successful - so much so that you'd be welcomed into the Royal enclosure at Ascot! Apparently fascinators have ben banned unless they have a base of at least 4 inches across.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-berkshire-16607875

Jenny Beattie said...

RTC, omg, that seems a bit unnecessary. I love a fascinator and I think they suit everyone. Hats can be more difficult to wear or people just feel self conscious in them. I have to declare that I felt somewhat self conscious in my swiftly put together hat!