Wednesday, 4 September 2013
More clear evidence that Fran is a fashion icon
I've never been more coordinated than I was on Tuesday morning when I went back to school for the first day's teaching of the Autumn Term.
I had four purple things with me. Here they are:
1. A purple teacher's planner (meaning, a purple planner for a teacher to use, not a planner for a purple teacher, although read on and you'll see that's not as stupid as it sounds).
2. A purple pen.
It's not de rigeur these days to mark in red. Don't get me started on that topic.
I mark in purple. This means you can write 'This is TERRIBLE. Please re-do IMMEDIATELY. I award this work a Z.' And it still looks really pretty.
3. A purple top.
4. A purple toe.
On Tuesday morning, while getting ready for school, I bashed my bare foot into the leg of our wooden bed frame.
Yes. Ouch, indeed. I looked like the hunchback of Notre Dame, walking to school, and had to limp around for the whole day from lesson to lesson. Also, because it was a hot day, I couldn't really hide it in shoes, so I had to wear sandals, with the purple toe on display and shining brightly, like a beacon to the lost.
Still, my stationery, clothes and flesh matched for the day, and that was big fun.
Move along, fashionistas. Let Fran show you how to do coordination properly. Matching handbag,
shoes and hat? SO last year, darling.
PS If anyone buys Writing Magazine, I'm in the September issue with my prize winning short story called 'Fishing'. I won £150 first prize in the 2012 New Subscribers Short Story competition. I am going to spend the money on some thick socks to wear while walking around the bedroom.