I missed Rocking last week for one reason or another but I'm back with a vengeance today, ready to pick out
the good from the bad and the ugly
from the past week.
DS Luke and I had such a funny time yesterday buying
him a suit, shirt, tie and shoes for his
6th Form Leavers Masked Ball which is tonight
(there's nothing like leaving it to the last minute
for focusing the mind!).
He was great company and after a couple of hours it was mission accomplished with coffee and cake as reward.
He had a strange experience in the changing rooms
in Marks and Spencers.
We'd sorted out the suit and he was just trying on the
shirt that he'd chosen.
He came out to show me, yes fine,
go back and get changed Luke.
This took all of 20 seconds.
20 seconds later he's back still wearing the shirt,
saying, "My t-shirt's gone."
"Go back and check, Luke. Has it fallen on the floor?"
10 seconds later he's back, shaking his head.
I couldn't go and look because ladies were not allowed in.
So in a loud voice (I can be quite assertive when I need to be!) I said to the already less than helpful changing
room assistant (he seemed to have forgotten the assisting
part of his job description!),
"My son's t-shirt has been taken, will you please help?"
Off the two of them went -
turns out it had 'somehow' ended up with some old guy in the cubicle next to Luke's,
who as cool as a cucumber handed it over with no explanation as to how it had ended up with him.
We can laugh about it now ;o)
Anyway, I digress.
I had one of 'those' moments today when Luke
was getting ready for his 'do'.
You know when your heart is in your mouth and
you realise that this is a moment that will be
etched on your memory for ever,
along with his first day at school?
Luke, 16, is usually polo-shirted,
be-trainered and be-jeaned.
Here he is wearing a suit.
He insisted on having a shirt with double cuffs and cufflinks.
All of a sudden I was looking at a grown up young man.
DH Grant and I enjoyed walking Rosie Mae today
when we caught the best sunshine of the day.
On the trail of something disgusting no doubt.
Oh no, the swamp monster!
I'm loving Lady Gaga!
I think I'm rather fashionably late to the Lady Gaga appreciation party - but better late than never, eh?!
I got this cd from a charity shop and have
hardly stopped playing it since.
I love it.
I'm also really enjoying Eliza Doolittle, having seen her on this youtube clip on the blog Destination Unknown.
|(I bought this cd today)|
She's uber cute and has a quirky style which is
maybe more grown up than the cover of her cd infers.
June at Creative Dreamer sent me some sweet notecards
printed from her own design as part of her birthday celebrations.
I love their vibrant colours and that very cheeky mermaid!
Thank you, June!
I'm looking forward to a school trip I'm going on next week.
We're off to The British Museum to see an
Egyptian exhibition (the children are doing a project
about the Ancient Egyptians).
Thomas on The Apprentice
has got through another week,
even if it was by the skin of his teeth!
I have to admit that Helen is probably the better
candidate but I LOVE Thomas, he's so sweet!
Grant was on the tv this week
on The One Show!
|(Grant is on the left)|
It was only for a second or two but it is his moment of fame!
Signed photographs upon request.
OK, you've probably fallen asleep with boredom
by now so I'm going to say
I'm linking this to the Head Rocker Virginia over
at Celtic House - if you're still awake come on over with me
and if you wanted to you could join in.
It's all about taking notice of the good things in life.