Today I decided to try and be a bit organised by wrapping the first of my OH’s birthday presents which coincided very nicely with the photo a day hint, ‘curly’. I really love wrapping gifts anyway so his upcoming anniversary of birth is a great excuse for me to get my huge assortment of paper out and curl some ribbon! hehe.
Today’s summer journal prompt is: “School uniform! Still a tetchy subject! What did you think of yours?”
I wasn’t bothered about wearing a uniform at school at any time other than in summer when it was stifling hot in stuffy classrooms and we had to sit there getting progressively more sweaty and smelly in a shirt and tie. Any other time, it didn’t bother me at all as Id just come home and change straight away. I never really understood why some at my school had such an issue with it as it was fairly relaxed considering some other places forced students to wear their jumpers/blazers even when it was piping hot, so as far as that was concerned we got off lightly. In fact sometimes, the uniform got transformed into a fashion statement with the tie going from being preferably skinny and small (a three shown stripes size was apparently cool) to being trendy to have it with a super chunky knot by the end of my secondary school years. Most of the girls ended up wearing very fitted shirts and skinny trousers by that time also which was almost like something to be worn outside of school. Not having a big budget, I had the normal uniform that didn’t cost the earth and also wasn’t in order to make me look like I was hanging out with mates rather than going to lessons. It didn’t bother me one bit and I always got to have a super funky pencil case and stationary which I adored. I don’t know why but I loved going shopping to pick my pens and sharpener in the summer holidays! hehe 🙂