I was waiting for my lovely husband outside a men’s changing room in a M/C clothing store, when a man came out wearing a 3 piece suit. Mid blue, small checks with a waistcoat!
Being a sucker for men wearing suits, it captured my interest instantly, especially the waistcoat. Who wears a waistcoat nowadays? Not many men do, but I believe more men should!
Is it just me who thinks this or is there anyone else out there who agrees that men in suits with or without waistcoats look incredibly sexy? Even ordinary working men look good when they are scrubbed up well and put into a suit. Doesn’t matter to me what shape or size they are, they look SO much better!
My husband, who wore a suit every day for work, disagrees with me. He thinks that dressing in a more relaxed way is much better. If you have read my previous blog you will know that I have said that he has a great fashion sense but wearing a suit isn’t about fashion. Oh No! It’s about a certain sense of style and men don’t really get it because it is a girl thing!!!
Any how this particular man, somewhere in his thirties, looked really smart and well - handsome. His partner, a more traditionally looking man, had already chosen his suit; a basic grey one, not trendy but it seemed to suit his personality and I’m sure that it looked good on him too.
The two of them had a discussion about the blue suit and as I shamelessly eavesdropped, my trendy man caught my eye and without further ado; I whispered, ’Yes!’
His smile lifted a veil over a grey afternoon and his nod of thanks made my day. He bought the suit and wherever he intended to wear it, I’m sure that it would have been a big hit!
Thought for the day: Today, why not enjoy the little things.
Ladies; if I ever find myself needing to earn some extra money I have hit upon a bright idea of hiring out my lovely husband.
Yes that’s right my husband. You are wondering why? What is it that is so special about him?
Well I’ll let you into a secret. My husband actually enjoys shopping. That’s right- he enjoys shopping! It could be at the supermarket for a food shop or browsing along a high street. He likes choosing his own clothes and trying them on at the time he buys them. But more importantly he enjoys shopping with me for my clothes!
He’s up to date with fashions for both men and women and knows what is trending each fashion season. He doesn’t mind visiting different shops or just window shopping!
After talking to friends, whose husbands are the type who either sit outside the store and wait for you to come out or say yes to the first thing you try on just to get out of the shop; he will help me to choose an outfit and discuss with me its merits.
He will wait outside the changing room and then give an honest opinion about what I have tried on. He will even add the magic words of, “Why not buy them both!” when I’m unsure between two items.
Yes, you are quite right to drool! I am a lucky woman!
On second thoughts I think I’ll keep him all to myself after all he’s the perfect personal shopper!
Thought for the day: Small things become great when done with love.
Over the holiday I realised many times that my lovely husband wasn’t really listening to me when I was telling him something fascinating and important (honestly they were!)
I could tell by the glazed expression and the zombie-eyed stare that he gave me as he feigned alertness and interest.
When questioned he came up with the following excuses. They all started the same way;
Sorry but ...
I had water in my ear.
(He was nowhere near water at this time!)
A lady waved and distracted me.
(She was actually waving at a waiter!)
The smell of the bug spray made me sniff.
( Considering I used the same spray and I didn't sniff.
Ladies you catch my drift!)
The twins walked by.
(Before all you men out there leap to his defence- they were male twins,
not busty blondes in bikinis; who actually turned out not to be twins at all
or even related in any way!)
I'm just taking in the ambience.
I was distracted by your beauty!
(Cottoned on to my displeasure and trying to soft soap me!)
And my particular favourite;
A fly flew by!
You must admit even the most banal of reasons can be quite creative!
Thought for the day; Happiness is a moment alone! (LOL)
Drunkenness is still causing problems on flights. A simple solution to this ever increasing problem could be to stop serving excess alcohol in the airport and on the plane itself.
On my flight home a few weeks ago I had a young man sitting next to me. He was rather upset about the choice of seats he and his girlfriend had been given and he became quite agitated.
To calm him down the stewards offered him a drink. He chose red wine and was served a glass.
As soon as he found out that he could have as many of these as he wanted he proceeded to drink at least 5 full glasses in the space of an hour!
Now don’t get me wrong, he didn’t become aggressive or anything like that; he was really quite pleasant to talk to. Unfortunately as he continued to drink red wine by the glassful, things began to go downhill pretty quickly, which as a seating partner left a lot to be desired.
First came the hiccupping- nothing to complain about you’re thinking but this soon turned into belching; a trip to the toilet, an in-flight meal and three more glasses of red wine and the young man was now ready to sleep.
Basically he just passed out; slumped next to me with arms akimbo and encroaching on my seat space. No amount of prodding or poking could wake him so I resigned myself to being squashed until he woke up.
But then the problems really began. I can laugh about it now and truth be told I did see the humour at the time but after a cheesy pasta meal as well as the wine he began to fart!
As you can imagine these were ripe! Coupled with the pig like snores, you should be able to sympathise with my situation. It was so bad that it was funny and I found myself giggling every time a noise emitted from his body.
However, the stewards were lucky that he fell asleep and that I didn’t cause a fuss, but not everyone would have been able to shrug it off. For some people this behaviour would have spoilt their flight experience as he could have become belligerent and caused more of a disturbance. This situation all stemmed from the introduction of copious alcohol at the beginning of the flight.
So it all comes back to the problem of excess alcohol and planes. Is it really necessary on a plane journey! I know what my vote would be; what do you think?
Thought for the day: There is always time to drink champagne and dance on the table. (but not on a plane!)
Why do you need reclining seats in an aeroplane that is only travelling for two and half hours?
They are just not needed and they are uncomfortable.
If the seat in front of you is lowered then it is right in your face. If you have your table down then it gets too close.
If you are trying to read or use your table for eating the constant movement from the passenger in front tips the table forward and items fall off onto your lap!
I know as this has happened to me on a flight last year. What a mess!
Really people should be able to sit upright for such a short space of time shouldn’t they. It’s not as if the seat suddenly becomes more comfortable when it is in a reclining position. You only have to look at the contortionist bodies trying desperately to get in a comfortable position, when you realise that they just don’t work.
So please when you are on a short haul flight, stay upright! It is so much better for your posture and for the person sitting behind you!
Thought for the day: Today- believe you can!
PS The conclusion to my Sarah story is now ready for you to read.
On planes nowadays have you noticed how many money making schemes are being used by travel companies to their captive audience?
On a recent flight I was offered drinks which I had to pay for. This was followed by orders for food which was also on sale. Duty free luxuries came next! I mean, come on, who actually buys this stuff anyway; yet it takes up so much space and the amount of extra weight that the plane has to carry because surely it must bump up the cost of flights.
Unbelievably, the stewards came round again with more drinks for sale. Honestly two services in a 4 hour flight when most people had their own bottles of water. You would think that they had finished but no!
Also on sale were magazines and wait for it...Scratch cards - for goodness sake! It surprises me that they don’t offer life insurance – you know-just to be on the safe side!
If you bought something from everything on offer you could spend a fortune even before your holiday begins!
Thought for the day: Let your smile change the world.
PS Before I leave just a reminder that part 2 of my Sarah story is now ready for you to read.
I have recently been on holiday to the Caribbean for two weeks on a cruise and although I wrote a journal of my thoughts and observations I wasn’t able to download any of them on my blog due to poor Wi-Fi connections and astronomical costs of internet for those who wanted to pay for it on the ship.
Every port of call would see passengers and crew alike flooding onto the dock area to find free Wi-Fi. Considering the number of people who use mobile phones and iPads nowadays you would think access to the internet would be free or so it should be.
Anyway, after that slight rant, now that I am back and have the time to sort through my notes, I thought that I would post some of them over the next few days. I hope you find time to view them. I would appreciate any comments or just a like click when you read them. Thanks.
Thought for the day: If you are determined, you can overcome any adversity!