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Rock chic

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009 | tags: , , , , , ,  |

RocksHoliday warning!   Cornwall here we come!

With my

Rod Stewart haircut,

Oakley sunglasses,

figure hugging fab frocks,

I’ll be wandering over the rocks on the coast.

Rock chic!

There will also be the standard Wendy, none-rock chic, outbreaks of:

  • A bit of paddling
  • collecting pretty coloured, pocket-sized, pebbles
  • eating  fish and chips wrapped in newspaper for supper
  • wearing Sunhats galore (consecutively)
  • reading a book about the Medici
  • blowing rasberries at the seaguls
  • riding the local BUSES on windy cliffside roads

Excitedness levels are already Amber.   OH!

Rock chic
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a good figure

Sunday, July 5th, 2009 | tags: ,  |


Seven is a good figure,   it needs no explanation, it just is

it out

It out is a good figure,   it too needs no explanation, just a little effort

and ME!

that’s a pretty dress Wendy,   its nice to see you in a dress,   you have such a good figure its ashame to hide it under a t-shirt”,  just someone said

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Thursday, June 4th, 2009 | tags: , ,  |

Laundered Dressesfriend: you’re wearing a skirt, I’ve not seen you in a skirt before

I pull open my cosey warm cardigan to reveal that the skirt goes all the way up to my armpits

Wendy: a dress

friend: Oh!

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a spade is a spade

Friday, May 29th, 2009 | tags: , , ,  |

friend:   that’s a pretty top

Wendy: it goes all the way down to my knees

friend:   lets call it a dress

Wendy: yes, lets

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catching smiles

Thursday, May 28th, 2009 | tags: , ,  |

Lunch in pink leapard print dressMy pink leapordprint mini-dress was a tad anachronistic in the quaint leafy streets of Burford. Families of pleasant, conservately dressed people  wandered in an out of stores selling expensive clothes, kitchenware, art and antiques.  

My attraction to antique stores was aligned with the other people,   crowds,   that had accepted the pilgramage to Burford.  

I prayed in the antique fair,   strolled around the churchard then settled in the tea rooms.   On the journey I caught the sunshine and smiles.

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actual and apparant inconsistencies

Monday, August 4th, 2008 | tags: ,  |

Imperfection alert

Sometimes I say, do, or type  things that are miss-spelled,  poorly punctuated,  mr-typed, or otherwise perceived as jarringly inconsistent with being a self-professed fake-woman.   This effectively makes me  a fake-fake woman, a double-fake woman,    it’s not like a double entendre,   double identity or double indeminty.   It can be perceived as duplicitous.  

My duplicitous  behavior is normally revealed  with an exclamation of ‘but I thought YOU were a feminist!   followed by citing my behaviour that fails to conform to the exclaimers perception of what a feminist should be or do.  

Common sources of this apparant inconsistency are my

  • lack of awareness of that behaivour’s genderised nature.
  • lazy, lack of,  self-censoring  of the bad  genderised habits I picked-up through a miss, or mr, spent youth.
  • use of irony, sarcasm  or subversion has not been recognised by the exclaimer.
  • temporary excursion.   Excursion from being harrassed for failing to strive for conformity to the current definitions of feminine ideals,   to being praised and harassed for aligning with them.   For example,   I’ll have a manicure, wear shoes with heals, wear  a pretty dress, possibly use some make-up.

This photograph of illustrates the beforemath of one such break.   When being a real girl I will wear pink, a dress, flowers and use a matching handbag. The hat is an optional extra that did recieve spontaneous appreciation on each outing.

For me,   aspiring to live  in alignment with  a non-dominant ideology is a daily challenge that also requires liberal doses of irony, sarcasm, subversion, a double portion of humour and some accessories.   Hats, tea and a hammer action masonary drill are excellent accessories.

Imperfection alert over

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no knickers necessary

Friday, July 18th, 2008 | tags: , , , ,  |

The travel company has provided a trip dossier that includes a very specific pre-holiday check-list on what to pack!   Useful and appealing to my listophilia:      

  • Passport (with photocopies)   ü
  • Travel insurance (with photocopies) ü
  • Airline tickets (with photocopies)
  • Euros and travellers cheques ü
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money) ü
  • G.A.P Adventures vouchers, pre-departure information and dossier ü
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required ü
  • Camera and film ü
  • Reading/writing material üüüü
  • Cover or plastic bags for backpacks ü
  • Flashlight ü
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket/rain poncho ü
  • Small towel and swim wear ü
  • Warm sweater ü
  • 4 shirts/t-shirts üü
  • Sunhat  Ã¼Ã¼Ã¼Ã¼
  • 2 pair of shorts ü
  • 1 pair of long trousersü
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants ü
  • Hiking boots/sturdy walking shoes (for shore excursions) ü
  • Sport shoes with light colored soles/sport sandals (while on board) ü
  • Biking gloves (if you wish to participate in sailing – optional) ü
  • Sunblock ü
  • Sunglasses  Ã¼Ã¼Ã¼Ã¼
  • Toiletries (biodegradable) ü
  • Flashlight ü
  • Watch or alarm clock ü
  • Water bottle ü
  • Pocketknife û
  • Snorkeling gear (optional) û
  • First-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, any extra prescription drugs you may be taking). ü

I’m a tad concerned about the lack of underwear and nightwear worn by  my fellow passengers, self,  and the skipper.  Publically displayed  jiggly-bits can  put one off one’s beer or book.    The lack of  ‘dressing’ requirements for evenings in the Taverna, or Temple visiting, is also a tiny disappointment.   Luckily for the male guests there  are no requirements to bring skirts or dresses.  All the listed gear fits into this holdall with space to spare,  for  an unlisted  skirt, underwear, binoculars  and possibly a pretty dress.     I’m still waiting for my promised paper airline ticket to arrive…

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excitedness level raised to: Red

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008 | tags: , , , , ,  |

Red excitedness characteristics:

  • falling over.   Think or how the USS enterprise wobbles and throws the crew from side to side when attacked by the klingons or travelling through an asteroid belt.
  • dribbling.   Pouring tea becomes particularly tricky leaving drips all over the place.
  • Perpetual waffling. A striking lack of precision in speach and writing rather like rambing only not in the countryside but in words and really not worthy of reading. Editor skills are desperately needed during a red alert to head-off the waffle effect.
  • tears before bedtime.  Over spilt tea,   bruised knees, being misunderstood  etc

Why now?

Only 4 weeks before my Greek sailing holiday!   I’ve made the lists  & purchased the essentials.   From here-on in its all about getting over-excited.

excitedness level raised to: Red
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just the ticket

Tuesday, September 4th, 2007 | tags: ,  |

Things to be aware of when flying from Heathrow to SeaTac:

How white are my knees after 6 days in Spanish August sunshine?   WHITE
How big was the person in this seat before me?   BIG
Was the pink spotty dress   just the ticket for travelling? YES
How long have my nails grown?    SCRATCHY LONG.
Focus?   what’s focus?   pre-flight BEER

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summer outing

Saturday, July 21st, 2007 | tags: , ,  |

The factory  announced it’s closing for the week starting July 31st.   Time for Wendy’s summer outing!   Leaving the USA,   leaving the UK,   leaving ex-English colonies,  venturing into the heart of  the Spanish  ex-empire.    Madrid,  during their infierno  wearing a sheath dress in pink leopard-skin print.   Of course!

Excitement levels have risen passed  new-haircut appointments towards which glasses & hats can come with me dilemmas?   Professional Wendy-observers are safely predicting regular outbreaks of:

  • tourist-y activities:   Loitering  around the Paseo del Prado,   taking in an art gallery or two.   Day trip to Toledo (if I haven’t already disintegrated in the 40 degrees heat)
  • Wendy-y activities:   People watching over a glass of warm red wine,   sleeping,   photographing buildings and doorways,   riding buses and trains,   falling over,   talking nonsense to strangers,   exploring bars  that claim hemmingway drank there,  high frequency of not making decisions.
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kitten heeled mules

Tuesday, July 4th, 2006 | tags: ,  |

I bought a cute pair of black mules with padded insteps,   kitten heels, and big  circular tortoise-shell-style plastic buckles reminiscent of Jackie kennedy’s style.   These little beauties  will replace my lovable well-worn cushion soled sensible outdoor wear Rockport black mules.   My  Rockport mules would look  at home with a pair  of khaki cargo pants.   They are getting grody. They had to go.   My new mules will go well with hipster jeans and pretty dresses.

new mules and old mules basking in the afternoon sunlight of my stairwell

Warning:   high risk of public displays of girliness (PDG)

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