It’s Friday! Just a couple of quick snaps of the evening.
Oh my blog. My poor, poor blog. Been neglected for so long, I’d (almost!) forgotten how to log in. What has happened since May?
I got a very nasty chest infection, I broke my leg, I turned a year over, oh, and it’s now autumn!
I live autumn. It’s probably my favourite season. I love it, I love it, I love it. Hot chocolate! Blankets! Roast dinners! Orange leaves! Perfect. But what I really love…?
Yes! It’s the return of The Best Thing That’s Been On The Telly, Ever.
Now you might think this post is just a way to break the ice, assure you all I’m not dead, and post clips of my favourite dances. And you’re right!
My favourite dance is the Charleston. So here are some of my favourite Charleston routines, handpicked for you. Enjoy!
I’ll blog about something proper soon!
I’m going to a fancy-dress party soon, and the theme is ‘cartoons/children’s programmes’. I am, therefore, going as my ultimate heroine and style icon, Miss Piggy. I’ve always been fond of pigs, and a pig in a glamorous frock? Well, I can’t resist.
I had to go to Hobbycraft the other day to buy some needles, and while I was there, I wandered into the felt section. On impulse, I bought some pink felt to get myself into the piggy mood and, on the train home, began to sew.
I made a Little Pig finger puppet. Yes, the stitching is a little… wacky, and whatever you do, don’t look at the back, but it’s the first thing I’ve sewn and I’m proud of it.
Now I’ve got into my porky groove, I need to finish my costume for Miss Piggy. Now, where did I leave my pearls?!
I have a theory. It’s that people know more people called Catherine than they do any other name. So I’ve devised a fun game to test this. The rules are very simple: one minute, as many Catherines as you can. You can include Kates or Katies if you wish, but be consistent. In this example, I have been very strict and kept it to pure Catherine*. Go!
Catherine Mahony, Catherine Zeta Jones, Catherine of Aragon, Katherine Howard, Catherine Parr, Catherine Garman, Katherine Green, Catherine Sikorski, Catherine Collins, St Catherine of Siena, Catherine Bevan, Catherine Earnshaw (this counts double because of Wuthering Heights, and also the fact that I know someone who is genuinely called Katherine Earnshaw).
See? You’ll find you know loads of them. I tried this game with my other sister, Nancy, and all I got was Nancy Mahony, Nancy from Oliver, Nancy Reagan and Nancy Drew.
Variations: try another name. You’ll find Catherine beats all, especially if you include Kate etc.
So there you go! The Name Game.