Friday, November 8, 2013

Catch up...

When I was still in the States it was coming up to Halloween, and everyone was discussing their costumes.

There is a marked difference in Halloween costumes between the UK and the US.

In the UK people dress up in traditional Halloween costumes, i.e. scary costumes…witches, monsters, vampires.

Whereas in the US anything goes.

 Last year my lovely friend Tanya dressed up as me and at first I wasn't sure how to take it. But I was relieved to find that it was actually a compliment and that she didn't think of me as a witch, lol.

Every year Ranger has a traditional Halloween fancy dress day and how cool to see one of this years participants.

Enter the lovely Kelly, from the Graphics department, dressed as yours truly…
How cool does she look…?

Cherry dress…check
red hair…check
victory roll…check
little bolero…check
moustache necklace…check
50's spectacles
flower in hair…check
sounds like she has it all under control...

Ha ha the only drawback to looking like me is getting put to work. Todays job seems to be filling my ink pens.
But something appears to be missing…

Ahhh there it is …my trusty kitchen roll.

See the resemblance..??? he he well done Kelly I now have a stunt double to send out to stores.!!

This morning I was up at the unholy hour of 3am, ready to start the trip for a weekends teaching in Rome, for the fabulous Timbroscrapmania.  My elf for the weekend was pretty parcel wrapper and Ben's right hand man…the lovely Ali
I don't think she was too impressed with the travel arrangements..!!

Barbara who owns the store greeted me with a beautiful bunch of Birds of Paradise. I was tearing up a bit. Trying to work out how I can smuggle them back on the plane, lol

All prepped and ready to go for tomorrow

Ali the Elf did a fabulous job

Barbara looking her normal gorgeous self

No peace for the wicked…emails, Facebook updates, blogging…

Just look at the concentration…lol.

Think a long soak in the bath and an early night are in order

Enjoy xx


Caroline D. said...

So enjoy reading about your adventures! The Dyan Halloween Costume is fantastic!! They say mimicking is the sweetest form of flattery. The class space you have for this weekend looks great... have a good time. Know everyone will enjoy being there with you. :)

Helen said...

Wow, she looks amazingly like you! Hope you have a great weekend.

Yvonne Garner said...

Great post. Thanks for sharing. From the US and did not realize the difference in our approach to costumes!

BA said...

I love to have you and Ali in rome xoxo BA

Sandy said...

How cool does she look she had you down pat with those polka dots.. Kitchen roll in the last one was a hoot. Love bird of paradise they are such lovely flowers.. Have fun..
Sandy :)

Unknown said...

Thanks so much to teach me a lot!!! It was like a therapy! You really colored my life!

Miranda said...

your stunt double looks amazing, you can send her out to do the dangerous things LOL
say hi to the lovely Ali


Gio said...

It's been a wonderful experience to meet you in Rome, Dyan. Thanks a lot, we really enjoyed!

Jan☺ said...

Hope you had a good a time with us as we did with you and Alie.

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