Hoo-boy, this is going to be a good one. Are you sitting comfortably? Then, let’s begin.
This was my first day back at work, wearing my Sorbetto top. I faced an In box that could make grown women cry. There was no way my lunch hour would be anything other than a mad dash for a sandwich and a scurry back to my desk.
Amazing what can be achieved in a dash and a scurry…
First off, I spotted Shilo wearing a fabulous outfit. But by the time I’d spotted her and recognised a potential Me Made June Stranger, she’d crossed the road and the lights had changed. Gargh! I darted across the junction, praying that I wouldn’t be run over or that she’d have disappeared round a corner. I ran up the pavement, in some mad stalker way and asked if she was in a rush, I mean would she, could she, may I beg a moment… Shilo took it all remarkably well. Isn’t her outfit brilliant? She was in London from Cambridge to meet a friend and hails originally from Australia. Australians officially rock!
Next stop, the Harry Potter platform 9 and three quarters after Felicity From Down Under – another Oz! – requested a photo with the disappearing luggage trolley:
Here I am with Emily and the most darling little dog in the world ever, called Dulcie Gray. She’s named after the actress. Isn’t Dulcie to die for! She doesn’t belong to Emily, I just begged the dog off another stranger because now I was on some MMJ unstoppable roll where no stranger was safe. Thank you, owner of Dulcie Gray!
As if THAT wasn’t enough, I then decided to accost some of the builders working on the massive regeneration of the station. Every lunch time in Kings Cross, men in neon orange will sit on street corners or by lamp posts or against walls and eat their lunches. It’s always an amazing sight. You think I was brave approaching any of my other Me Made June Strangers? Try going up to a group of work men to beg a favour so that they can appear on your sewing blog – that’s brave!
See the neon orange reflecting off my skin!
I COULD repeat some of the jokes that were flying around as this photo was taken, but… Well, I’m sure you can imagine. Let’s just say my two school years as the only female student in a class full of teenage boys stood me in good stead. But seriously, the lads today were great!
Behind the camera was Merlin. Now, life is full of characters but there are characters and then there are characters. Merlin is a CHARACTER. Between rapid fire jokes, he whipped out his cards for a magic trick or two. This man should be on the stage!
After all these photos, it was back to my desk and back to work. The rest of life just seems so … ordinary … compared to Me Made June. Only one day left. I have no idea what lays in store tomorrow. (I honestly have no idea, so don’t expect some kind of all-singing, all-dancing Mary Poppins-type musical crescendo! It could just be me and someone’s goldfish.)