Wednesday, 21 September 2011

Fighting Newton on the way to the Office

My alter-ego this morning!
A word of warning, if you wear hold ups they do not always live up to their name and they do obey the laws of gravity!  Yes, I admit it, this morning I was walking along Fenchurch Street in London when it happened.  My stocking went rogue...

It slithered down my leg, fortunately I was wearing my long, calf length dress but even so I knew that the lace and elastic were about to make a final break for freedom.

Do you know how few doorways there are in the City where you can hoick up your stockings?  As to a toilet, well just forget it...  I had to make do with the desperate, unsbutle clutching of my leg, while approximating a close impersonation of John Cleese with my very own silly walk, frankly more of a limp with a touch of a hunchback thrown in.

I managed to make it to an M&S and pick up a new pair and as I like to live dangerously, no I did not buy tights!

Finally next week I will have been blogging for a year, I would like to get 20,000 hits and am well on course, so thank you for clicking on here today.

8 comments:

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Hysterical! I had a similar sort of problems with a pair of leggings I bought a couple of years ago, everyone else seemed to be able to wear them without a care in the world 'cept me. I was the one with the crotch constantly working it's way towards my knees.

CarolC1 said...

The only consolation I can offer is that in London one is so anonymous and invisible no one would probably notice. I too can't wear them so resort to pop sox and trousers unless going somewhere special.

The Seat Bottomer said...

I remember my mum buying me rubber bands to keep my school socks up!! Oooh the memories, the red whale marks and cut off circulation...hehe!

SeniorCrafts said...

Loved the story! Good luck with the 20 000 - your blog is very readable and great tutorials! Nancy

Polly Polkadot said...

I remember a pair like that, that I washed and put back in the drawer three times before I finally remembered to through out!

Annie and Lyn said...

More than happy to click! Happy blog-birthday.

Perhaps you should re-name your blog:
Ros Made Me Smile

because you do - love your posts.

Caroline Lovis (Redneedle) said...

Me again. Thanks for the comment today, you do know how to make me titter, careful though those descriptions that you wrote sound like the perfect characterisations for a children's TV series, best patent them quick!

Roses & Rue said...

just read the blog, now that laptop is finally woring again, and had a tena lady moment. got some very funny images running around in my head. by the way, i sold one of your dresses today - the red one - so visit soon for payment and coffee xxx