Friday, January 06, 2006

Left, Left, Left Right Left.

On Christmas day I had a chance to catch up with some of my lovely nieces and nephews. Elizabeth (12) was showing me a book she'd made in class celebrating her six years of primary school...because this year she'll start her first year of High School.

It was a lovely collection of school-work and photographs and stuck on one page was a gold and gleaming School Captain badge.

I was in awe.

Even at my advanced age (late 30s) I felt suddenly so proud and envious! It was crazy...I couldn't take my eyes off it! The closest I ever got to any kind of school excellence were two of the most (be honest) lame areas ever. One was a Blue (ahem)... marching and the other was being made (ahem,ahem)...Plant Monitor - and even then, the plants died. fate would have it, this Plant Monitor ended up with a former School Sports Captain. Who knew?

Speaking of my daggy past (!). The other night at dinner some friends and I started talking about bad 80s fashion. We started swapping our Worst Ever 80s Fashion Faux pas. Believe it or not, I won hands down with an outfit I wore one day TO WORK:

Purple shirt (collar up with should pads) with a lovely green, knee length skirt with a woollen vest complete with 3-D sheep and hill applique with patent leather pointy shoes.

Now where did I put those shoe bows?


sarah said...

hee hee, i had shoe bows too and funnily enough ended up with a former school captain who was also a bus captain (far more impressive!)

Connie and Rob said...

Oh I thought you were going to show a picture...I can think of some really bad outfits I wore myself. Head to toe plaid comes to mind. I looked like a couch!!

Good times! lol.


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