For a change, I know I'm right. For sure. Nerds aren't confined to a particular genre of hobby. I am cheerful about my standing as a paper craft nerd. I don't understand but acknowledge Mr Dunnit's entrancement with golf. And archery. And, as she's grown up, so I delight in Miss Dunnit's almost lifelong hobby too. Although to be completely frank, there have been moments of sewing machine hell that have not been delightful! But there we are, I blog for validation, sharing, involvement and my daughter does the CosPlay. That's Costume Role Play to you. Have you ever seen The Big Bang Theory with the four nerd chums who spend time in Comic shops and have dressing up in their wardrobes? Well that's Miss Dunnit. Except she's not a Professor. Or American. So this weekend, at London's ComicCon (Convention...see how they like to link words?), Miss Dunnit is playing the role of Jon Snow and her friend is going as Bran Stark from the tv series Game of Thrones. So that's why the costmes have involved mock swede and pvc styled into leather...a vaguely medieval look for a programme that seems to me to radiate nothing but grunge and cold. (Oh, and if you have young people about....there's also a lot of nakedness and erm...you know what, quite gratuitously if you ask me. But I'm 48 and tired, so what do I know.)
And here's what you saw in pieces on Wednesday. A doublet. There's also trousers and padded thigh guards and Mr Dunnit has made a fabulous sword...a picture of the 'works' has to wait until it's all been revealed to the ComicCon world! So a round of applause to Miss Dunnit for inventiveness and staying power. She didn't just make her own outfit. No sir, she made the one her chum will be wearing too. Apparently, her chum is too busy at University. I know there's sarcasm there, and that makes my daughter a better person than me, for sure. Which is what the world needs, so that's OK.
So, while Miss Dunnit sweats her way round London's Excel, I'm planning a day of normalness for today and a day at my desk for tomorrow. I'm quite excited as it will be the first time for a week. Crop weekend is creeping up...I need to get back into nerd mode and start preparing!
Have a lovely weekend. And if you live in the northern hemisphere - stay warm and put your clocks back tonight!