It’s a wet old, windy old evening. Our garden is flooded and we have to head off to a concert. Should be a good one and worth the wild, woolly trip. Toni Childs & Wendy Matthews in concert at the West Gippsland Arts Centre.

our back garden

our flooded back garden

Charlotte’s Nanna will look after Charlotte and that’s only 10mins drive away from the venue, in the opposite direction mind you, but close enough that we’ll collect Charlotte afterwards. She hasn’t yet had an overnighter anywhere and there wasn’t much that was going to entice her just yet. Not that I tried that hard either. I’m not necessarily ready myself  for Charlotte to be away overnight, but if it happens because She is ready, then I’m fine with that.

I must get ready and hopefully I’ll complete this post when I get home from the concert.

Next Day

Well, things change rapidly don’t they? We didn’t make the concert and therefore, I didn’t finish the post once I arrived home. lol.  Shall I just say that a last minute glitch prevented us from going, but apparently the backing group drowned out the beautiful voice of  Toni Childs, so it wasn’t the greatest concert, anyway.

I’m in a bit of a funk at the moment which is part of the reason that we didn’t make it last night, but I’ve just come across a fun book on our bookshelf, so shall try and lighten up with some sharing.

The book is “Ronald Searle’s Non-Sexist Dictionary”. He translates some of our English words with quite an amusing outcome. Here are a few exerpts.

Abandonment — Abandonwoment. Abdomen — Abdowomen. Acumen — Acuwomen

Ballad — Ballass. Boisterous — Goilsterous. Boycott — Girlcott

Commentator — Cowomentator. Compliment — Compliwoment. Compartment — Compartwoment

Demented — Dewomented. Detriment — Detriwoment. Dormant — Dorwomant

You get the picture by now. My spell check was having a field day there. The book goes right through the alphabet with some rather amusing drawings scattered throughout. If you think of any words yourself, feel free to share. There’s nothing like a good laugh to brighten a persons day.

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