Monday, 10 March 2014

War Paint


On Friday morning MrsM and her friends, Helen and Caroline, set off for their Day Out in London. It was intended to be a serious, grown-up day with a trip to a museum and lunch in an vegetarian cafe. In the long time that they had known each other they had never been shopping together and MrsM felt a bit embarrassed when she asked  'Do you mind if we pop into Kiko in Regent Street?' Helen and Caroline had never heard of Kiko and so it was that MrsM led Helen and Caroline downstairs to nail polish paradise. MrsM pondered the dark greys for a few moments and when she turned around Caroline had tried three shades of brown polish and was experimenting with silver glitter while Helen had covered her hand with tape creating a tiny rainbow of pink, green and orange. 'Look!' said Helen 'It says this is magnetic polish - how does that work?' MrsM demonstrated how to create a pattern with a magnet on wet polish as though she did it all the time and Helen and Caroline squeaked with excitement. It was just like being twelve all over again.

12 comments:

  1. what fun!

    Love the picture too - I am very proud to say that Milly-Molly-Mandy is one of my 9 year old son's favourite books :)

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  2. I could do with nail polish paradise right now - after an all day gardening session yesterday. Sounds like you had a lovely 'girlie' day.

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  3. What? What are these wonders of which you speak?

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  4. OOhhh, that sounds like a good trip out. Magnets...and nail polish, it's a whole different world down there in London.
    Also I did an actual gasp of delight on seeing that picture. I adore Milly Molly Mandy books, particularly the illustrations.

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  5. Sounds like you had a great fun day with your friends! xx

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  6. Magnetic polish? There is obviously a whole world out there that I've never heard of.

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  7. It just so happens I have to go in that general direction this week.Would I dare go in there on my own?

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  8. Don't you absolutley love these moments?

    I do!

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  9. I'm sure the most serious of grown ups would be mesmerised by magnetic nail polish!

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  10. I must miss so much of what goes on in the world!

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