I know this will come us a great shock to you, all the more so if you paid a considerable amount of money for your “pashmina”, but I can no longer hide the truth:
The Authentic, Original pashmina is MINE.
Some poor ignorant soul had donated it to a charity shop, which didn’t know any better so instead of contacting Christie’s or Sotheby’s it sold it to me and didn’t even charge that much for it. What can I say, though, except c’est la vie..?
PS. Oh, why haven’t I sold it through Christie’s or Sotheby’s for a staggering pile of money? The answer is very simple: There are countless bills, bank notes, cheques and coins in the world, but only one Authentic, Original pashmina! 😀
Well, I try and try and try and can’t and can’t and can’t..
I asked a friend to see if my body moved upwards at all and this is what she said, hesitantly: “Well, your head moved up a little!”. So then obviously the rest of my body moved, too, right? “I guess..”
Oh, and my 12-year-old son laughs his head off every time he sees me hanging from the bar because of all the double chins that appear as soon as I start..
STILL, things are looking up, or at least my arms are looking more toned! SUCCESS! I’m no longer on level zero, I’m on level zero and a half!
NOTHING can stop me now!!!
PS. Where are the photos, you ask, those double-chin photos..? What can I say? I’m no Celeste Barber .
Did you indulge and succumb, did you overeat?
There’s no need to worry, no need for a frown:
Just take deep breaths right there in your seat
And once your intestines have settled down,
Get up and start moving for sweat and heat!
Did you fall off the wagon and lose your resolve?
There’s no need to despair, no need to feel lame:
Simply pick yourself up and dust off your valve
And in no time at all you’re back in the game!
See how simple it is to regroup and revolve?
(Repeat as necessary)
Aaah, there’s nothing like air which has been cleaned, cleared and oxygenated by rain!
I dashed to open all the windows to get a proper through-draft going – and got more than I bargained for.. I was exposed as a person who sometimes “forgets” to vacuum under the couch!!
On the other hand, since the wind blew out all those dust bunnies from under the couch, I guess I won’t have to vacuum under there next week, either..? How convenient! 😜
PS. That lovely drawing is by Italian illustrator Eva Montanari.
For far too long, funhouse mirrors have mainly been confined to fun fairs and amusement parks, even though the world desperately needs more of them!
Funhouse mirrors should therefore be set free and installed in parks, schools, businesses and homes!
It’s time to see more fun in mirrors!
Yes, I’m name-dropping here!
Years ago I bought that Jean-Paul Gaultier lace-knit shirt at an outlet store in Milan. I was always very careful when I washed it, always very careful not to cause a tear when I put it on, but one day a a gash appeared in the front. Luckily the yarn wasn’t torn, just stretched out, but for the longest time I just couldn’t figure out how to fix it.
UNTIL a few days ago when I happened to come across the artwork of Jane Perkins who uses buttons and other recycled materials to create beautiful “paintings”. Check them out here!
Inspired by Jane and to honor Jean-Paul Gaultier’s playful style I rummaged through my bitsandbobsandbuttons box and got to work, and now I have a more than unique Jean-Paul Gaultier shirt! I’m sure Jean-Paul would approve.
I’m also sure people believe me when I tell them the shirt is by Jean-Paul Gaultier, buttons and all.
(People will believe anything if the name associated with it is impressive enough..)