June 20th, 2004


Mood indigo

More handwashing today; what with all the blue and purple stuff yesterday and the black stuff today, I feel like I've spent the last two days watching the sink turn indigo. There are now only 3 items in the handwashing pile (an orange silk shirt which I can't be bothered to wash as the colour will clash horribly with my hair now anyway; a dark blue cotton shirt which will run dreadfully -- I can tell; and my black satin balldress from last year's Glastonbury, which is just too huge to fit on the already-overloaded drying lines). Yesterday there were about five bags full of the stuff, so I feel like I've achieved something. If only filling the kitchen with drying racks and ironing piles and freshly-folded clothes.

Last night while sion_a was out I finished colouring my dress, and laced up the back with the coloured ribbons I'd bought in the morning. Pictures here.

Today I finally managed to replace my falling-apart trainers. For months and months now I have been whinging about my trainers -- the insoles are coming apart, and they're really too grubby to wear to work now -- but failing to find any replacements which were what I wanted (neutral colours but not all white, fairly chunky sole, proper shoe rather than these open-backed things). I didn't want to pay too much for new ones because the ones I'm replacing (which lasted for ages) only cost about a tenner, & I felt I shouldn't need to pay much more than that. Finally found what I was looking for on eBay, and won them today: they're black and white, with what look like quite chunky soles, and only cost £7.50 including postage. And they're practically-new (only been worn once, in the gym, apparently).

Unfortunately, neither the trainers nor the steel toecapped boots (another eBay purchase, another thing I've been hunting for in my size for years and have managed to find for under 8 quid) will arrive before I go to Glastonbury. This time on Wednesday night I should be in a tent! ... Just hope I'm feeling in a more partyish mood by then.