Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Chanelling a bygone era...


The infamous "Handbag Trials" usually involve 4 items (supposedly one from each sister)where once a whistle is blown, then the items have to be produced and adorned. The aim of the trial is to show that you are a responsible adult and can keep hold of 4 precious items whilst on tour. Having a tidy handbag helps and keeping an eye on the others either pinching items from your bag, or that they do in fact produce all items as requested. We tend to have on random item (the rawplug springs to mind) an animal/person (this year the Italian Stallion, an item to wear and the ubiquitous lipstick - usually red, which none of us wear, and so thankfully, this year, we have been allowed to choose our own colour (and I am tempted by a bright orange...).

The adorn item this year is a "silk" headscarf to be worn in the stylish manner of past filmstars such as the delightful Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly, with of course, big sunglasses (that orange lipstick will look pretty fab if you ask me..). However, my gut feeling is whilst the first few attempts will be good, as the day wears on I am such that I will more likely be channelling Hilda Ogden.....

The hope is that the Welsh team will also be channelling a bygone era - and no, not the past few years when we have lost/drawn with Italy, but the 1970's where Wales were kings of the field - maybe we should have gone for flares....

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