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Silly Surreal Saturday

I thought it would be fun, on this grey, wet Winter’s day, to think back to my wonderful time at West Dean College.

At the end of Summer School there is a magnificent party which is themed with Dali in mind. We were all invited to dress accordingly

I donned one of my knitted wigs and my Frida Kahlo headband.

I don’t usually wear make-up and am so out of practice that my attempt at ‘surreal’ meant that I looked as if I had two lurid black eyes!

The dinner was fabulous with many Dali references

The art students created Mae West lip masks, after the sofa. One of the original sofas is at West Dean College.

I also wore some crazy trousers that I bought in the early 1980s and some flashing trainers that I bought to wear to my daughter’s recent 40th birthday party.

In the photo with me is C, a student on the sculpture course. She gave me permission to post the photos – thank you C!

The Summer School Party was very silly and a LOT of FUN!


Fairy Festival

Last weekend I was to be found at the New Forest Fairy Festival  with number one son, his two boys and daughter A and her 3. The weather was glorious ……

there were Green Men


stilt walkers


lots of fairies, obviously ….


inflatable unicorns




and other beings


live bandsDSC_0346

disgusting blue ice creamDSC_0358

and circus skills to try


a Fire Engine that the children could sit in with its very own Fairy


a man on a bicycle with a bubble machine at the back

dire warnings


and wonderful flags – (I want need one of these flags)DSC_0302

it was fun

a very Silly Saturday (and Sunday)


I’m so excited about this coming Silly Saturday …….. yes, that’s tomorrow! ……. there is a surprise in store …..