Wednesday, 14 July 2010

summer faerie

well I sat there, peering out from under my parasol at the large men with even
larger beards all swiping at each other with big sticks as they danced
lightly backwards and forwards in time to the diddly diddly music that echoed
up the valley........well that was last year and with those images still
fresh in my mind, Moomin and I decided to go to the Belstone summer fayre last
Sunday to get another folk fix (as it was July.....and you just have to)
Arriving late it seemed that all of north Dartmoor was there as we had to park the car
just out of the village!- a pain as we had to negotiate point A (the car)
to point B (the fayre) via point T (trees) as the sun (point S) was scorching and
I had to maintain tree cover as 1 I burn easy and 2 it takes a lot of effort to 
keep this translucent vampyrish complexion intact- 
Mca and Nic had already parked in the shade and had gone off up to
the very exiting sounding 'white spider directissma' to climb up rocks......I fancied
the idea of sitting on top of that one looking all windswept and moody but, er..
wrong time of day to be doing that plus the fact my freckles tend to
come out in daylight and that's such a bad look for me- 
hey...we found another potential home for angelvixen in the shape of the old
telegraph office that had the coolest door, all archy and gothic with studs
and things- ideas seem to flow between us before a very small horse
walked up and  decided to be my very best friend covering me in 
ginger horse hairs- eventually we caught up with Nic and Mca
in the car park and decided that ice cream from the service station 
and a game of 'match the customer to the car' should be the next move
before teatime......service station lady chuckled "fab ice lolly for the 
sporty outdoor type girly covered in chalky stuff.....magnum dark for 
the goth chick covered in.....ewww orange hair!" 

Saturday, 3 July 2010

"yooo what!" you can see, 'noriko' is ready for the fibreglass mould to be fitted which resulted
in me paying a visit to the the "24 hour world of tools and stuff" to buy the 
things to make a start-I was greeted by a fairly young guy who made me feel at
ease as this was clearly 'man world' when it came to purchasing glass fibre
products-just before I could enquire, 'young guy' was immediately replaced by
'big guy with moustache' who gave me a fairly frosty look and asked
"can I help?" making me feel as though I was under scrutiny from the counter
staff-"er..I need some gelcoat"I started to say but was cut off mid sentence by
'magnum PI'......"oh yes, gelcoat, what sort and what for, there are many kinds,
it can be very complicated!" he softened" hee hee, I mean it's not something as
straightforward as painting your nails is it love?"
cue me...I glared back across the counter as I started to see red from behind my
fixed gaze " sounds as though you know a lot about painting your nails"
I responded to 'magnum PI'..."do you borrow your girlfriend's when she is
out or do you buy your own....oh, forgive me, I am presuming a lot, you may 
actually be sharing your boyfriend's instead"
I was seeing red and by now'magnum PI was turning a very impressive shade of
it as well..."so to recap" I said "tooling so I can polish up the surface
for the PVA release agent and wax  for the three part mould"
"I will get it for you" 'magnum PI' said as he scurried off out back-
"nice" said one of the other guys "he can be such a tool sometimes....well done"
"I haven't even started yet" I said in a low voice as I stared back through
narrowing eyes-"here you go" 'magnumPI said as he gave me the bits that I
had asked for "thank you" I said " there is one thing you can help me with as 
you are obviously very knowledgeable and know more about the subject than me"
'magnum PI' looked like he had the chance to redeem himself by answering
a fibreglass related question "the problem I'm having" I said " is streaks and can I avoid these when I put on really dark purple nail varnish?"