Sunday, July 27, 2008

Cool Trousers

I think these trousers are cool in all senses of the word. They open out quite flat then tie in two pieces around the waist. When I walk they come apart a little, and would become more daring if I put on weight, I expect (less overlap).

I bought them on holiday in Portugal four years ago and I love their um...'subtlety of colour' and I think the addition of a few sequins adds an essential little extra zing.

My sons forbid me to go out in them, however, so I am displaying them on my blog. No one will ever see them there.


Blogger JL said...

Tell your sons to get bent and let your freak flag fly.

Sun Jul 27, 06:22:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Here, here, JL! I happen to like the bright and cheery look.

It doesn't matter the age, our children are all conservative when it comes to their parents. They want 'standard packaging'.

Sun Jul 27, 07:27:00 pm  
Blogger aliholli said...

They are magnificent, Clare! If you like you can borrow my VERY BRIGHT, VERY SHINY, VERY RED SHOOZ, they`ll go lovely with the trousers (yes I bought some, you
can call me Dorothy)

Daughters are obviously different to sons... they permanently want to "young" me up(which does wonders for one`s self esteem)

Sun Jul 27, 09:13:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

JL: Shalldo :-) 'Let your freak flag fly' - that is truly excellent.

Yes, Susan, I think some are more conservative than most.

Ali: I want pictures! (of shoes!). Yes, I think girls must be different. Tho' I don't think you need younging up at all!

Sun Jul 27, 10:51:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

are they your special writing pants? Or do they make it to the public domain? - very funny

Mon Jul 28, 03:22:00 am  
Blogger Kay Cooke said...

All you need now is a combi van painted with flowers!

Mon Jul 28, 09:20:00 am  
Blogger JL said...

I can't claim that quote; it's from a song lyric, I believe. I think Jimi Hendrix. Yeah, it is. I forget which song.

However, and I asked a friend's mother about this, and she said, "WHAT? We're mothers! It's our JOB to embarrass our kids. I've never seen a decent mother who didn't embarrass their children!"

So you just put on those pants, or wraps, or whatever those are, and you march on out of that house, and get down to the business of mortifying your progeny.


Mon Jul 28, 12:40:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think you need to make a photographic Clare-anthology, with you standing in those pants in front of various U. K. monuments, particularly the stuffy ones.

Tue Jul 29, 02:13:00 am  
Blogger Jan said...

You could put them on whenever you go in your writing hut, like Roald DAhl wore his dressinggown and a velvet cap.... and some woman writer ( cant recall who) wore long lace gloves...
AND as for posing in front of UK monuments...what about snaps of you in leisurely pose on SArah SAlway's mammoth collection of benches...!

Tue Jul 29, 04:38:00 pm  
Blogger Clare Dudman said...

Maybe my special writing pants on a warm day, Gondal-Girl.

Yes, that combi van would be ideal, Kay - a mobile writing den, maybe...

Aha, thanks JL - thought it good - and yes, I'm an expert at embarrassing my kids, I should give lessons. There are so many ways...

Ha, Marly, good idea - unfortunately they are very cool - so there are about only 3 days in this country warm enough for me to wear them, so only local monuments, I fear...

I think that also precludes benches, Jan, for the same reason.

Tue Jul 29, 06:39:00 pm  

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