Silly Saturday: it’s a Frida Kahlo kind of Day

When Miss E was about 9, I was going to Grandparents Day at her school and she asked my daughter, in a slightly worried voice, if I was likely to wear my very bright clothes. It has been a family joke ever since.

Now 14, I was picking her up from school on Thursday and sent my daughter this photo, with the caption, “just off to get E!”

The flowers are glued to a turban, which is sold as a bathing cap by Anita of Ocean Flora

there are better photos on her Instagram Page.

Are you doing anything silly today?

33 responses to “Silly Saturday: it’s a Frida Kahlo kind of Day

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  2. Brilliant fun! I hope one day you are asked to pick her up after a date – then you can wear it and see if the date is worthy of your grand-daughter! I have very happy memories of one of my Nans, slightly crazy, full of giggles, wish we’d had her for longer.

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  3. I have loved reading your post and all the comments Sandra! I don’t think my girls ever commented on my appearance, apart from recognising that I was different from their friends’ mothers! These days most people know me for my co-ordinated colours and the coloured streak in my hair was missed during lockdowns when home haircuts kept my hair short but all the same length

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    • One of the joys of meeting you was seeing the colours you surround yourself with Cathy. So inspiring. I particularly love your hair.
      I have had streaks of hot pink in my hair at various times in the past … with a significant birthday on the horizon, I am contemplating bit of colour again.

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  4. This a reminder of me a number of decades ago. I had a bit of a tuff life, very rushed at times. I wore very bright clothes and shoes…very rarely matching, because i had piles and it would be first of the pile.. But they made me happy.
    I left my marriage and a perfectly nice well meaning friend got me into solid, mostly black garb!
    I do have some bright stuff now but still a little muted.
    I need to get out there and get some new…colors

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    • I don’t usually like shopping, but my immediate reaction is ‘Let’s go shopping!’ Wouldn’t that be fun! šŸ™‚
      Pre-divorce I was all terracotta and sage green, after divorce I went full on hot pink and bright orange – and haven’t looked back.

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  5. Oh, this post made me smile! What a tonic. We tend to be a very silly family, but mostly in what we do and say rather than what we wear. šŸ˜‰ But it’s all good. Let the wild rumpus start!

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  6. Oh my dear, you’d be perfectly at home here. Screamingly bright colours are pretty much the order of the day in these tropical parts, and while people *do* wear black, they get odd looks as it’s not a sensible colour to wear in hot sunshine. I can pick a Queenslander at a hundred paces in a southern airport. They’re the ones in bright tops and white pants and sandals on their brown feet…

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  7. Going Batty in Wales

    My daughter told me off last night. She told me I was not getting up to enough mischief! I shall have to take a leaf out of your book.

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  8. I LOVE your hat! Marvellous! I am very lucky that both my daughters are as quirky as me and loved the fact that I was ‘different’! Hopefully if I am lucky enough to be a grandma they will feel the same! X

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  9. That outfit really suits you. It was only my younger daughter (and my parents!) who ever took issue with what I was wearing.

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    • Thank you RJ. šŸ™‚
      How does your daughter react nowadays – has she come to like Rainbow J?
      I am amazed my parents didn’t object to what I wore!

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      • This daughter is the one I am moderately estranged from so I rarely see her these days. The problem was when she was at sixth form college and I would wear a red and multicoloured knitted cowl when it was raining and we would walk together in the morning as her college was on my way to work. I think she grew out of it. She didn’t object to the multi fabric coat I wore to her wedding. Cowl and coat are on my blog.

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  10. I think it must be more fun to embarrass grandchildren than children. I was just banned from kissing and using nicknames . Apparently middle son didn’t like Poddydoddydoedoe. Never figured out why.

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    • Oh Cathy! That literally had me laughing out loud! So funny!
      Perfectly wonderful nickname – what on earth could be the problem with that!?!

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      • My brother took exception to my calling him Pipsypopsyboobsyboo, never figured that one out either, After all I had to put up with being called Tillymint.

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        • šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ šŸ™‚ Your family have some truly wonderful nicknames. Love Tillymint – is there a story behind the name?

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          • That was from my Mum. I think Tilly mint was comic cartoon she liked as a child and she just liked the name. Pip was known to her as his full name including middle and surname with boy at the end. My children tend to shorten names or rhyme them, so Master H is Bell, Master T is Bo, and poor Baby P is currently Bus.

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            • You do have some fun nicknames! ‘Bus’ though !?!
              I just Googled Tilly Mint and all sorts of things popped up – a Bridal Shop in Hampshire and this: “Tilly Mint is a Liverpool expression used with affection to a female, usually but not always a child.”

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  11. lol – grand daughter ought to know what to expect by now ^^

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  12. This made me chuckle. I haven’t any grandchildren, but my daughter used to pick out sober clothes for me to wear for school functions. I was also under strict instructions not to sing or declaim poetry when her friends visited or when walking on the beach. My son’s rule was I had to wear a hat when picking him up from school after going to the haidresser ‘s.

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    • Oh that is funny!!! šŸ™‚
      My son (at about 8) said he didn’t mind my bright clothes just so long as I DIDN’T wear a hat!!!
      Wonderful – I hope you sing and recite poems when walking on the beach now!!

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