|One of Hartlepool's prime attractions|
Off to Hartlepool today!
Not words that would normally make me ridiculously excited, but I've never claimed to be anything other than an obsessional geek. Forgive the exclamation mark. I regard these as the sign of a diseased mind, but some statements need the emphasis.
The port town has two things strongly in its favour. The first is a wonderful maritime museum. It's true that I probably won't get to visit it, but the Trincomalee is such a beautiful ship. For someone who gets seasick in a deep bath, I have a passionate love of the sea and all that sails. As long as I don't have to get on board and, you know, actually sail.
The second - be still my beating heart - is a college which does courses in costume design. They do millinery. They do corsetry. They do pattern cutting. Friend and I are going to attempt to inveigle ourselves onto some of these courses. As my co-conspirator put it, "we don't need the actual degree after all. We're both much too old and we know how to spell already."
I imagine myself armed with rigilene and making these:
|Another Hartlepool attraction|
Cake may also feature if we can find any.