Not My Finest Hour

As part of an ongoing determination to get out of the house more – even returning sometimes when it is dark, we had planned to go to the theatre on Friday. The play was the NT production of Jane Eyre. It is supposed to be fantastic. Jane Eyre is one of my favourite books and it my favourite Bronte book by miles. I find Wuthering Heights a bit overblown to be honest. For goodness sake, just calm down, have a cup of tea and discuss this like sensible people. We booked to go months ago. I rushed home from work, had a bacon buttie, shower etc and generally ran around like a running around thing. We were just leaving the house, having scrubbed up well, when HOH glanced at the email with the ticket details, only to discover that it started at 7PM!!!!! We had missed the beginning. What starts at 7pm? Nothing! One of the nurses that HOH works with goes to this theatre all the time – she sees all sorts of rubbish just because she loves live theatre and she said she couldn’t remember the last time anything started that early. Soooo disappointed. I understand that any sensible person would have read the email well before they were grabbing their car keys to leave but it just had not occurred to me. Felt a bit responsible really because I had booked it but HOH was very good about it. As we were clean and hair brushed and everything, we went out to see Guardians of the Galaxy 2. (It’s OK. I liked the first one better but it’s fine) Arrrrrrgh.
On another subject, this is me modelling one of the new Fashion Targets Breast Cancer T Shirts. As you can see, I am very middling at modelling (Thank you Victoria Wood) It is OK although I could probably have done a size smaller (Hurrah!) It’s not what you would call “Editorial Fashion” really. I noticed that Twiggy is supposed to have designed it and she must be in her early nineties now I suppose so I don’t think the young people will be flocking to it. I think Fashion is Targeting Breast Cancer and also Targeting Slightly Matronly Women Who May Have Had A Brush With Cancer and Are Always Soft Touches For This Kind of Thing. It is for a good cause though.
I don’t buy the T Shirt every year. I didn’t buy it last year because it had the word “FEARLESS” on it. And I’m not – fearless that is. I don’t think many cancer or ex-cancer people are. We just live with it. I’m not quite at that perfect love point where all fear is cast out but I will keep you up to date.
Anyway – fear isn’t the worst thing. Joyce Mayer says that courage comes after fear and it’s what you do with fear that is important. (Actually – I’m not sure that it wasn’t the Cowardly Lion in the Wizard of Oz that said it) I’ll look it up. 



  1. May 8, 2017 / 8:06 am

    Looks very good on you. I don't like clothes with words on.
    That does sound like a Joyce Meyerish thing, but of course it may have been the lion.

    • May 8, 2017 / 2:00 pm

      Why thank you. Was also pleased that I could have taken a size smaller

  2. Anonymous
    May 8, 2017 / 11:23 am

    Navy and white stripes are always nice, but it's not really very exciting
    At least there is a sensible neckline. The necklines on so many tops you can buy from the specialists are no different from the tops that you can buy anywhere except for the pockets for the prosthesis. I've no desire to show the world the gaping hole which is evident when I bend over. I'm a lady of very small proportions, so whatever is it like for big busted women?

    • May 9, 2017 / 5:47 am

      I stropped buying specialist clothes years ago. So expensive and, as you say, hardly any difference. I never was a big cleavage-out kind of person anyway and I just kept a look out for highish normal clothes

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