Back-to-school Parade Day Rubbish Day

Today the charming, funny, entirely wonderful boy-child went back to school and I’m not going to lie, Internet, I am beside myself with joy. Working from home with wildlings is not easy. To celebrate this day of high-fiving boyish reunions and parental giddiness, I donned a party frock (it’s creased because, frankly, it’s all I’ve been able to do to keep up with the constant picking up of scattered yoghurt tubs this past 6 weeks), I put on a party fascinator (we’re all out of party hats. December does that to one’s supply), I ribboned up, and marched to the parade-beat of my own drummer.


And imagine my excitement at discovering that today there was even a “crowd” in the street with whom to celebrate!



Happy Wednesday everybody. May it never rain on your parade (unless you live in Jo’burg and your lawn is as crispy as mine)


About tracyloveshistory

I have an inordinate fondness for a long time ago. I write about history and my family's place in it; clothes, shoes, war, memory, loss and whatever else takes my fancy. I wear red lipstick every second day and I dress up. A lot. Photograph by the extraordinary Ben Skinner at Arwen Garnentry.

11 responses to “Back-to-school Parade Day Rubbish Day

  1. Nice dress, I hadn’t noticed the creases until you pointed them out but I don’t do ironing so most of the things I wear are creased. We have plenty of rain here in southern England you can have if you want. It is literally bursting out of the riverbanks and running in the streets.

  2. Jocelyn Hers

    A festive start to the New Year! Happy Green Rubbish Day!

  3. Woo hoo! Back to school day! Oh wait, that’s when traffic in Jozi becomes freaking diabolical, right? Eek.

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