The lesson learned from purple togs.

What I’ve learned today is that my husband and I should NOT go to the shops together. Because we love one another and want to see the other happy (and neither of us is good with money), we encourage and validate the other’s purchases or choose to buy goodies for one another. It’s not necessarily extravagant purchases, just not totally urgent. Today, for example, I got ‘convinced’ to have new swimmers/togs/bathers (isn’t it interesting the words we use?)So now I have new purple togs. They’re awesome; tankini style; ruched tummy (this is important ☺); built in support for bosom (this is important, too :mrgreen:). I didn’t buy the knickers that matched. Before you freak out that I’m about to cause a scene by taking my class to WetnWild tomorrow with just a top on, I bought shorts instead. That should be obvious really – if I’m going to purchase a top with so much upholstery, why in hell would I wear something so exposing as swimming knickers?!

So, now I have a well upholstered purple top, fantastic purple swimming shorts of a slightly lighter hue. BUT, I’ve recently had a Basal Cell Carcinoma cut from my hand and am therefore much more aware of sun safety. So, now I have a well upholstered top, a concealing bottom AND a half zipped sun shirt in bright blue. But, I have lost my Hamlet ‘Yorick’ hat and I won’t want to wear my sun shirt all day, will I?

So, now I have…top, bottom, spare shirt, hat and bright blue t-shirt.

We were out for about two hours this morning…

So, of course, I also have:

* a new pencil case
* 24 new coloured pencils
* a notebook
* a stationery set with the theme of Hola! and pineapples.

I had reasonable swimmers. Boring, but functional. So, having gone shopping with my husband, I’m completely set for tomorrow’s excursion to WetnWild tomorrow with my Year 11/12 English Communication class. That should be pretty fun – 2 teachers, 20 odd students and a slightly hyperbolic reason for our attendance. We are going there for the purpose of our term’s work on persuasive speeches.

Yes, really. Doesn’t everyone?

Veritas, Eski

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