Weekly roundup

I’m still not over my virus, though I am feeling stronger in myself.  The cough lingers and I’m still unable to eat much – I feel really hungry, take one mouthful of food and want to throw up 😦

There is no conclusion to my complaint re my Camera Club.   My friend now wants to make a complaint against them, as not only did a Club member print off and share my private Facebook comment about being bullied they also printed off all my friends and family’s comments on that post which were discussed and judged by a committee of people they don’t know from Adam.  My friends and family are people totally unconnected to the Club – some of them live in another country for crying out loud.  It’s outrageous.  I have now been told by the Club that my behaviour has caused so much ill feeling that the situation is not resolvable.  I’ve been bullied, slandered at a public meeting, my private conversation, and that of my friends and family, has been shared with all in sundry against my express written consent and *my* behaviour is deemed unacceptable.  They even want me to apologise in case my saying that I’ve been bullied has upset the bullies.  It would be laughable if it weren’t so serious.

I’ve been invited to a winter wedding this year.  I know it’s 5 months away but I’ve been thinking about what to wear.  It snows here in the winter and Churches can be bollock freezing cold, so I wanted something warm with long sleeves.  Have you tried women’s clothes shopping lately?  Apparently us girl don’t feel the chill and are happy to wander around in winter in skirts above our knees, sleeveless tops and plunging necklines, and while I might have risked hypothermia when I was 20 I’m not prepared to get pneumonia now I’m 50.  Eventually I found a Chinese company on Etsy who make beautiful wool clothing made to measure.  I decided on this plain grey dress, which for the wedding I thought I’d spruce up with a little fur collar and cuffs and a white hair fascinator, but which I can also wear plain to other events.  It was a risk, obviously, as I had no clue if the dress would be as pictured or would fit me but going on the 5* rave reviews I took a gamble.  And it paid off.  The dress arrived this week and is gorgeous.  Beautifully made, excellent quality, fully lined and fits like a glove (they ask for loads of measurements plus your weight and height – I was mortified to find I now have a 30″ waistline and if I’m not careful I’ll soon be wider than I am tall!).  I even got it with £20 off in a flash sale, so I managed a quality made-to-measure dress plus postage from China for £68 – I’ve paid that for a jumper in Debenhams before now!

I need new glasses.  I started wearing distance glasses for driving and watching the telly when I was about 30 and reading glasses when I was 45.  I’d love contact lenses, but my eyes are so dry and irritated that I can’t get away with them and due to my migraines and weird head symptoms vari-focals just make me disoriented.  So I now have 4 pairs of specs: 1 pair of distance, 1 pair of sunglasses for driving, and 2 pairs of readers – I keep one at home and one in my handbag.  All 4 are currently scratched and knackered so I’ve had to bite the bullet and get new ones.  Despite the fact I have such a small head I have to wear glasses for children, and there was a buy 1 get 1 half price offer, it still cost me £380.  Jaysus, is it any wonder I never have any money!!!

Right, time for breakfast – whether or not I’ll manage to eat it or it will end up in the dog is yet to be decided 😉


2 thoughts on “Weekly roundup

  1. d

    I’m sorry to hear the camera club slander is still ongoing. I do hope your friend makes a complaint, if only so they know you’re not the only one that thinks they are totally out of line.

    I love your new grey dress. So pretty! I would never have thought to look on Etsy for something like that.

    I like to think that karma comes around for the mean people of this world, and I certainly hope that’s the case for the camera club people.

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  2. thatotherjean

    Ugh. I’m sorry that you’re still under the weather and that the folks in your camera club are still being such idiots. It’s their loss that you’ve left, but it seems so unfair that you had to. I hope, like d, above, that karma pays them a visit.

    Your new dress is perfect–pretty, practical (in that it’s not just “a dress you’d wear to a wedding”), and a bargain, to boot! Your new glasses, on the other hand—OUCH! It’s nice not to have to look at the world through scratches, though.

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