Tagged twice

28/11/2008

I’ve been double tagged – first by MandM then by Keeping Stock so I have to:

              *  Link to the person who tagged you

             *   Post the rules

             *   Share seven random or weird facts about yourself

             * Tag 7 random people at the end of the post with their links

So here’s the seven random/weird facts:

1. I had a one-way ticket to Britain when my farmer and I met so he flew 12000 miles to propose to me.

2. My longest friendship is older than my memory – which isn’t a sad reflection on the state of my memory, we met when her family moved next door to mine when we were both two.

3. I lived on Great Mercury Island for a year – employed by Michael Fay & David Richwhite, who own the island, to supervise the correspondence school lessons of the farm manager’s three children.

4. I’ve received a card on every Valentine’s Day of my life – not necessarily because it’s Valentine’s Day but because it’s also my birthday.

5. I lived for three months in Vejer de la Frontera.

6. Most people call me Ele which is a contraction of my name – Elspeth, the Scottish form of Elizabeth.

7. We hosted an AFS student from Argentina and his family is now our family.

And an eighth: I never pass on anything resembling a chain letter and as this could be construed as such I’m tagging the following people as a tribute to their blogs but won’t be at all offended if they don’t want to play the game:

rivettingKateTaylor

Bull Pen

Art and My Life 

John Ansell

Rob Hosking

Something Should Go Here

PM of NZ


Fashionistas should stick to own kitting

23/11/2008

Just a couple of week’s into John Key’s tenure as Prime Minister and the fashionistas are after his wife Bronagh.

Her fashion crime? Wearing the same outfit twice.

Shock, horror! 

It’s just as well I’m not in a position which brings me to the attention of the fashion police because not only do I wear the same outfit many times I do so over many seasons. If it wasn’t for a problem of wardrobe shrinkage (when you hang clothes in the wardrobe and find they’ve shrunk when you try them on a few months later) I’d be wearing them for a lot longer.

Bronagh appears to be a confident woman, comfortable with who she is and what she wears so I hope she ignores the unsolicited advice.

Wearing something more than once isn’t a fashion faux pas, it’s displaying environmental and financial sense.

We’re continually being exhorted to reduce, reuse and recycle so wearing an outfit just once is simply wasteful and  when we’re facing the worst financial crisis for decades it could also be regarded as profligate.

The fashionistas should stick to kitting out those who seek their advice and leave attractive and well dressed women like Bronagh to enjoy their own style, which includes wearing outfits as many times as she likes.

That way she’ll be a role model for the majority rather than a fashion horse for the few because while the fashion police have a vested interest in getting women into new clothes as often as possible that’s neither sensible nor possible for most of us.

UPDATE: The Hand Mirror  and Kiwiblog also comment on this.

UPDATE 2: goNZo Freakpower writes from experience.

UPDATE #: So does Madeleine at MandM


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