Monday 16 January 2023

Clothes Maketh the Man

Bless - thank you!

Sharon - when bear was younger, he didn't want to leave town. Now the sky's the limit. If he stays in the UK, 600 miles won't take him far, but I sort of hope that he goes within reasonable difference - if he wants!

Eileen - Thank you! All the things that they do now are so different, and so much more is on the kids. I can't keep up. 

Wherethejourneytakesme - I was on that road around 4pm. It's a horrible road. You have a gazillion and four speed cameras, double parking, some weird road layout, commercial vehicles, cyclists and some 'interesting' junctions. I do it most days as well, and I must be mad.

Lovely unknown commenter - Because it's a new school and bear (if he gets in) will be one of the first students, it's hard to know where to pitch it. It's such a worry.

Bear wants to wear jeans for the interview. DH and I are strongly not in favour of this. Negotiations are ongoing and complex. I am suggesting a blazer or suit jacket. Bear is objecting on the grounds that the interview is not supposed to be in school uniform and all schools have a blazer as part of their uniform. I would get him a less formal jacket, but I don't have time to swing through all the charity shops and new it would cost quite a bit. The ones I've liked have all been over £30, which I would unhesitatingly pay if I thought bear would wear it again. Bear doesn't wear jackets or coats. I can sometimes persuade him to wear a hoodie. Bear is holding out for black jeans, plain black t-shirt and plain black hoodie. The best I can say about that lot is at least they would be clean and without holes. 

I got one row knitted on my hat.

This morning when I got home from dropping bear off, a squirrel ran out of our garden. Then another one followed it. Then a third shot across the road in front of me. We had three squirrels in the garden. I had some bulbs that I was seriously looking at putting in as we are just about in the last gasp, but I can't see the point if the squirrels are going to be raiding. I think all I can do now is get the garden tidy and hope for the best. 

I apologise, I'm missing the blogs. I've been caught up in a storm of stuff and now I've missed so much of people's wonderful posts. I'll be dotting in and out, because while I should be concentrating on other things, I miss the awesome people I read. There is a lot of writing stuff and a lot of bear stuff and housewifery stuff all happening. I'll share when I can or when something actually happens. There is so much going on in my head that I can't get to sleep. 

Writing stuff - speaking of which, this week's flash fiction is here. I really want to keep up with this as it's incredibly healthy for my writing. 

Hugs and good health to all 


  1. Good luck with getting bear to wear something more formal than his choice of jeans and t-shirt for the interview. :)
    I've been seeing a trio of squirrels in my garden, too! They've been chasing one another along the walls, across the yard, and on the garage roof! I love watching them!

  2. Maybe you could get him to wear a shirt of some kind with the black jeans instead of a tee shirt. Casual, but not too casual.

    I've lost count of how many squirrels in our garden. One comes right up when I go out the door hoping for a peanut lol

  3. You might mention to Bear that you never get a second chance to make a first impression :-)

  4. It's none of my business really but I'd agree with you at least as far as wearing proper trousers rather than jeans. I wish him good luck anyway.

    Don't worry about not being able to visit our blogs at the moment. Life happens and you have a lot on your plate so it's understandable that you can't spare the time. Take care xx