Friday, 22 October 2010

Think pink

Today was a charity fundraising day at school for Breast Cancer research. We were all asked to wear pink and donate a pound. I knew this was happening, we'd spoken about it earlier in the week, joking about how easy it would be for our head of lower sixth who always wears pink. Even if it is just a pink flower on a label, or pink necklace - she always wears pink somewhere.
So anyway, it's 5 past 8, I'm dressed and in my shoes and I open the cupboard to find my coat. When the whole 'pink' thing hits me. It's dress in pink day and I'm dressed in autumnal colours. There is a strange man from the insulating company in my bedroom, dragging huge rolls of insulating 'stuff' through the loft hatch, and I simply don't have time to choose something suitable. Plus I don't think I have any pink winter clothes! So I'm trying hard to strip off into black trousers and a plain black top while he is up in the loft out of sight and before he returns down the ladder and my daughter is throwing all manner of pink things through the bedroom door to accessorise. In the end I went for a bright pink pashmina type scarf which I wrapped round my neck, ran downstairs and out the door.
It wasn't until I caught sight of my reflection in the full length mirror in the ladies loos at work that I realised that in my 'quick change' I had managed to get white deoderant marks all over my nice black top! Not the best start to the day. But hey, good news, it is half term now and I have a whole week off and a new Shimelle class starting soon :-)

9 comments:

Maria Ontiveros said...

Wouldn't you think with all this lovely technology, there would be a way to get rid of that white stuff!
Love the self-portrait.
Rinda

scrappyjacky said...

This sounds exactly the sort of thing I would do,Deb....and I don't own any pink clother either!!

Denise said...

Yep, have done that - and had talc marks too - at least it shows we are clean !

humel said...

What a pity there's no pink deodorant!! You looked lovely though Deb - great pashmina scarf thing! And a great tale xx

Deb said...

:o) Well, the pink scarf is a good color for you! And enjoy your week off! xo

Karen said...

You look good in that pink scarf and you keep introducing little teasers about Shimelle's class that I have yet to sign up for but I feel I will be a late entrant!

Rachel B said...

I like the pink scarf Deb. I'm getting excited about Shimelle's new class too - hope you have a nice week off :)

Scrappi Sandi said...

I'd be hard pushed to find anything pink too! Good choice though with the pashmina & grrrr on the white marks...even the stuff that's not supposed to leave them does! See you in class on Monday...I've said 'Hi' in the forum, but won't get back on there again this weekend!

Sian said...

What a great story - it's the way you tell them :)