Saturday, 7 June 2014

Clothing The Poor



There is a Chinese proverb that says 'Beware of occasions that demand new clothes' I've always ignored this piece of advice and as a result had a frightening number of clothes spilling out of my wardrobe many items have never been worn and still had the price tags attached. So before I went away on holiday I set about minimizing my wardrobe to 50% packed away in 11 black bin bags including the YSL shirt I bought from Fenwicks in canary yellow, the price I paid for that shirt is a secret I will take to the grave, I only kept it as a reminder that drinking alcohol in the afternoons and shopping don't mix. I didn't want to give them to the Oxfam shop because I didn't want the staff to have first dibs, so I sent them freepost directly to Africa.


I received a lovely e-mail this morning with a picture attached  from Ipaishe Pipi Opekwe who lives with her tribe in a little remote African village somewhere in Botswana thanking me graciously for the wonderful donation. It brought a tear to my eye.

8 comments:

  1. If you should ever decide to donate the yellow YSL shirt (hopefully size XL), I know a worthy tribe in Texas that would be interested!

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    1. It's gone to the needy Africans XL it was medium and the worthy tribe in Texas would have looked like an over ripe banana in it.

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  2. You know these were the winners of the brawl your bin bags set off in the village.

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    1. Like a pack of demented hyenas.

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  3. The one on the far left…Is that Steve Urkel in drag?

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    1. Yes she does and a black Deirdre Barlow.

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  4. If that's Deirdre Barlow then is the one on the far right, Katie Price?
    Sx

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  5. L-R Deirdre Barlow/Steve Urkel, Blakey from On The Buses, Floella Benjamin, Joan Armatrading with pot on her head, Jade Goody, Dame Shirley Bassey and Katie Price with her knockers out.

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