Monday, 21 February 2011
Get Cape. Don't wear Cape. (flying optional)
I'm ashamed to say I bought this cape from H n M probably in September and it has since only had one little outing, to Sainsbury's. So I rectified the situation and took the cape to the Wellcome Collection to catch the "High Society" exhibition before it closes. It explores the history of mind-altering drugs through the ages, from Native American rites with hallucinogenics, Victorian cough pastilles with heroin, the USA's Prohibition to today's demonisation..interesting stuff. And let's not forget the caterpillar in Alice in Wonderland. Although the film extract was from a very scary sixties black and white TV film version (staring Sammy Davis Jr and Zsa zsa Gabor as respectively the Cheshire Cat and the Red Queen).
And finally the clogs had a proper outing too! Although I had hoped that it would be just a case of getting on and off a bus and walking round the Wellcome Collection but no, D decided he wanted to look round some record shops near Tottenham Court Road, which was no fun at all to walk down. The lesson: they're comfortable but if you have poor balance, you need an obliging boyfriend by your side. And don't walk on uneven paving.
Mr Bwackums is none too happy with me and D. The vet seemed to think there would be no problem in giving him a worming tablet, anti biotics and probiotics. Error. Not only is Bwackums the scardiest cat ever, he absolutely hates being picked up, handled and forced into anything he doesn't want. Prising open his mouth, shoving tablets or liquid into it then clamping down until he swallows is no fun experience. Hopefully he'll forgive me eventually, though there's five more days of treatment to go! (I already have two scratches on my hand..)
I'm trying to be more creative with my time. Here some new friends of mine (taken from an LP of D's), though they don't look very rock n roll to me, more companions of Jemima Puddle Duck perhaps.
Also I wanted to say thanks for comments on my previous post. I didn't mean to sound too melodramatic. There's only a week til March now anyway.