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Saturday, August 14, 2010


Season 5 arrived today. Whoopee!

But - where's Alex? Why still a Season 1 Goren picture? And why can't you see the episode synopses without taking the cover out of the case?

Once again, no expense has been expended.

Last year my cousin Lorna in Canada (JoJo - Don's cousin) said she might come to England with the Red Hat Society. I had NO idea what that was. She explained it was just a group of woman who met up and decided what fun things they wanted to do.

I hadn't thought about the matter since. Lorna didn't make it to England. That was the end of it as far as I was concerned.

But at the zoo on Wednesday my cousins and I noticed a bunch of women with red hats and purple outfits. I was able to explain as best I could what they were. Not happy with this, fate sent another bunch my way on Friday at the Patisserie Valerie (oh yes) in Bromley, Kent. I approached them to tell them of the coincidence. Next thing I knew, they were trying to recruit me.

Luckily, I live outside their area.

Though I do possess a red hat. And lots of purple clothes...


JoJo said...

It's from the Jenny Joseph poem:

When I am an old woman I shall wear purple
With a red hat which doesn't go, and doesn't suit me.
And I shall spend my pension on brandy and summer gloves
And satin sandals, and say we've no money for butter.
I shall sit down on the pavement when I'm tired
And gobble up samples in shops and press alarm bells
And run my stick along the public railings
And make up for the sobriety of my youth.
I shall go out in my slippers in the rain
And pick flowers in other people's gardens
And learn to spit.

You can wear terrible shirts and grow more fat
And eat three pounds of sausages at a go
Or only bread and pickle for a week
And hoard pens and pencils and beermats and things in boxes.

But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
And pay our rent and not swear in the street
And set a good example for the children.
We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.

But maybe I ought to practice a little now?
So people who know me are not too shocked and surprised
When suddenly I am old, and start to wear purple.

val said...

I had completely forgotten that poem, JoJo! Thanks for the reminder.

Music Wench said...

We have a Red Hat society here, too. I think they're all over. lol They're fun ladies. They always bring write-up in to newspaper about what they've been up to. lol

And I saw that cover and wondered the same thing about what happened to Alex. And they put Carver in there so where is Deakins? They probably got a promo photo and just slapped it on and Deakins and Alex are on the other side of Bobby, the side NOT on the cover. :-/

SnarkAngel said...

Maybe wearing red hats and purple clothes is some kind of secret code for being a VDO addict. Hee.

Anonymous said...

My UK S5 arrived too. Hadn't even noticed Alex wasn't on the cover as all the discs were immediately removed from the crap 'official' box into my V-covered self-made S5 box!

jazzy said...

A group of woman who do fun things?! Let's join!

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