I wish I could do my hair on my own, it only ever looks good when someone else blow drys it, this was an attempt to see if I could use curlers, they were put in shit and the result was shit.
We can’t have good days everyday. 30 years ago when I was struggling with MS to get onto an escalator a friend said:
“If you have one good day for every bad then life is good” I worked out that’s 50% of the time and decided right then and there I could manage being happy for that percentage.
It was National Poetry Day today and I was caught out because I thought it was in October, so I was caught out twice today, curlers and poetry.
I’m Happy, I’m Happy, I’m Happy, I’m not Happy anymore
I am really looking forward to #Tesco delivery man coming tomorrow. My hair needs washing so I hope they don’t come while I have my head underwater then I won’t hear the phone or reversing van engine sound …
Apart from the obvious hundreds of views from uk citizens , here is the chart of my blog readers with their national flags .
This month you can see that Sweden has won , this could be because one of my primary school friends lives there and one of my fans/friend Roger from Stockholm who I met on Pelekas nudist beach in the 1980’s.
I was delighted when Roger took a plane to London 3 years ago to see my old show Age, Anxiety and Alzheimer’s, what a fan …
That show was the one with the song where the audience join in and look at someone you love and sing
“Will I be at your funeral or will you be at mine … it’s just a matter of time ”
I’m off tonight to do a 50 minute new show written especially for The Guild of Psychotherapists, loosely based on ‘Sex, politics and men with grey/white beards’.
I am very excited , I was last there to see Andrew Samuels talk about his new book ‘A New Therapy For Politics ‘ . He got a massive build up on introduction . I have asked for the same and written 1000 words about myself for the host to read out as I am very competitive.
Andrew Samuels sold his book for £20 but refused to sign it , I am selling mine for £5 and will sign anything to order. It is a sixth of the size but a sixth of Mr Samuels book is references , therefore not his own work, making my book better value .
The time I was here before was in 2009 performing with the one and only Rachel Pantechnicon who has told me in a recent text to ‘mark her words’ in reference to her making a comeback , how exciting is that …
#Tesco delivery man reminded me how to do a selfie and I did it all by myself. I only wish I was more prepared for his arrival as I am make-up less (apart from the lipstick I quickly applied) and have more wrinkles around my eyes from 30 minutes of swimming goggle wearing. I was engrossed in rehearsing for my show ‘Sex, politics and men with grey/white beards’ which I am performing as a fund-raiser for the reduced fee scheme at the Guild of Psychotherapists this Saturday. The scheme is for people who need psychotherapy but can’t afford it privately and there is little psychotherapy on the NHS anymore and what there is has a waiting list of sometimes years.
I was with my psychotherapist in the 1990’s for 7 years on a reduced fee scheme. A lot of that time I was unable to work because of MS but she still carried on seeing me when I could afford little. With her I worked out the route and the psychosomatics of my MS, this has helped me manage life so I am able to appreciate the smaller things, like waiting for the #Tesco delivery man.
This #Tesco delivery man reminds me of the fabulous John Hegley who I have performed with many times, including in my Edinburgh Fringe swimming pool show where he happily fell out of the rubber dingey and got soaked.
With this delivery man I had a little chat about the #Tesco curly fries I bought. I’ve never had them before but when I am shopping for 4 kids for the weekend I get bored and have to try these new things out.
There was no one else in so we did a selfie, I’ve never done one before and Ronell showed me how although I have forgotten already. Ronell has been here lots of times but never been photographed. He said he likes coming here because I am always happy. I am not always happy but I am always happy when I see #Tesco delivery man (or in one case woman) drive up to the house. We enjoyed a laugh together when we noticed that #Tesco packers had substituted a beetroot for an avocado. All else was in order as usual with no bruised bananas.
In other news, tomorrow night (Tuesday 19th) I am doing a gig at #The Rosemary Branch Theatre, N1 3DT hosted by the #Two Pale Ladies. I shall be onstage at 9.15pm for exactly 15 minutes, experimenting for my show on Saturday at #The Guild of Psychotherapists.
I am also experimenting with #hashtag
This wonderful delivery man was curious about my blog and could name all the drivers I have already photographed. He said he didn’t want his face in the photo, not because of any objection to my blog, but because he was shy. I tried to encourage him out of his shyness and as you can see, under his hat he is smiling. Maybe next time, he has a lovely face, as does them all.
Tesco delivery men make my day, and on this occassion he bought me 6 bottles of wine for 25% off.
I also went to the Post Office where a woman was upset about the air conditioning. By being upset she caused a long queue which made others upset. I was upset about something else I’d been thinking about in the queue that was likely linked to something in my childhood. Jung’s collective unconcious at work.
First 5,000 words of “From Essex to London in 101 Boyfriends” is winging its way back to me from proof reader Andrew Bylo – I hope there weren’t too many errors ….
As it turned out Ramel has been here before and had his photo taken. We had a discussion about how he felt about my blog …. he was very happy so I thought best I get a photo with him this time. I hope you like the glamerous top my husband bought me.
P.S. my thoughts go out to all those living in rural areas (e.g. North Yorkshire ) where enjoying a Tesco delivery cannot be part of weekly life, if desired or indeed needed through disability etc.)
Photographer – Daisy Bentley -Simms