Tuesday, 17 June 2008

The Sock Confesses

The Sock has an awful confession to make today and is telling you at the risk of entirely losing her credibility! Nevertheless, truth will out and with her attendance at the Hampton Court Show looming ever closer it is best that you find out now..

In mitigation the Sock pleads that she was under enormous peer pressure as she bought it at Tatton last year because EVERYBODY had one! At first the Sock had scorned the idea but the mêlée in the Plant Marquee pushed her over the edge. The Sock turned her back on her two companions to look at some lovely sempervivums and when she looked back they had both sprouted one!! This proved too much for the Sock who dashed off to buy her own and finding they were only £10 each nearly bought three! (Whilst she was engrossed in the purchase her so-called friend bought the sempervivum she had been admiring and wouldn't give it back!!!)

So the Sock now has a terrible dilemma. Should she join the massed throngs of Hampton Court attendees and take it with her, given that it will clash hideously with her outfit? Or should she insists that the accompanying Bedsock carries all purchases and hope that the weight of them will stop him buying another three barbeques?

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7 comments:

patientgardener said...

This things drove me mad at Malvern - you keep tripping over them. I can, though, see their point but at Malvern there is a plant creche and a portering service - both of which are free or ask for a donation. Do they have this at Hampton?

Arabella Sock said...

I'm pretty sure they have a plant creche at Hampton Court although it is (I think) near the entrance and in the past most of the plant shops were a fair distance away! Oh well, if I don't take the trolley it might stop me spending too much on impulse plants!

Anonymous said...

Get rid of that conscience at once, it doesn't suit you.

Take the trolley and use it as a battering ram to prevent other people getting to plants you would like.

Arabella Sock said...

Ha ha ha! It's not a matter of conscience - it's a matter of not looking like Granny Grimble with her shopping trolley! We Socks have our fashion standards to set you know!

You are right however, the battering ram approach could work. Perhaps I will paint it up in an artistic fashion. Yes, that could definitely work!

Crusty Bedsocks said...

Just knit it a balaclava then no one will recognise it!

totally blank said...

What can I say?

emmat said...

I don't know if you've noticed but you've got a cat in your trolley.