Classroom ready!

Bit more work on project classroom.

We now have all matching chairs, plus I’ve given the floor a bit of TLC. The previous tenant had stuck tape all over it with cables running under it so I cleaned it off with some gum remover.

I’ve also stripped the copper pipework which ran to an old sink. That’s now stripped and capped off.

It likes lovely now!

Don’t sit on your desk!

All through my school life I was told this.

All through my school life I tried to obey the rules set down by the adults.

Now I’m the adult. I’m the boss. If I want to turn up to work dressed in latex and sit on my desk I will!

My Blue Suit

I recently shared a photo of my blue suit on Instagram (@nomenloony) and I’ve received quite a few nice comments about it.

The suit is one I’ve been looking for the perfect version of for years, but I’ve never found one with quite the right fabric or cut. Often the ones you see people wearing to parties are not good quality, or the fabric is not nice to touch.

It came out of a total accident though – a trip to Meadowhall, or more specifically Next, to buy a new suit after my weigh loss had left me with hardly any that fit. Next proved to be fruitless – all the nice suits were skinny fit.

I then tried M&S and found the cut and styling to be drab, and the prices ridiculous for what you were getting (especially considering they were made overseas using cheap labour).

Whilst walking past Burton I just decided to pop in. I wasn’t optimistic.

Turns out I was wrong! Their range was nice and my sizes were available.

I bought two suits. The bright blue one, and one with a lot more teal in it (that’s for a separate post).

Ringworm…

I noticed a few red splodges on my legs a few days ago and started applying some steroid cream to take the fire out of them – thinking I’d been bitten by something.

Then they spread… And spread… And in the space of a few days I’ve got bloody blobs all over my left leg.

After visiting the chemists I was told it’s ringworm.

Yes, it sounds horrible, but it’s a fungal thing and should go down fairly quickly with a course of anti fungal cream.

Now just to not scratch it…

The Blue Grey Suit

This one was bought from Matalan. I have a few of their suits as they are incredibly cheap (especially as when I wear them onstage I never buy the jacket – the most expensive part).

You can often buy them at the end of the season because the shops have run out of certain sizes of particular items and as such the prices can drop below £30 for a waistcoat and trousers.

On this occasion, though, I’ve lost weight an no longer had a full three piece suit which actually fit me so I bought all three pieces.

This one is a grey blue fabric. It’s not the best quality fabric but doesn’t crease easily in my suit bag when I’m carrying it to a gig – which is always a bonus.

It’s also a slim fit. Surprisingly, since losing a lot of weight I’ve found myself heading for slim fit as the cut is much more modern.