Monday, September 30, 2013

Cosmetics for ‘Minnow’





 
A lady likes to feel good. Treat her to a new dress; let her choose a handbag to match and pay for it; escort her to a hair salon and meet the bill; buy her expensive perfume and take her out for a meal; on the way stop at a jewellers for a surprise gift; then she’ll love you until you do it all again.

‘Minnow’ has never had that sort of attention, except on her honeymoon. Not long after that time of bliss, Plain Jane was given a mop and told to get on with it. Her new master found her a few trinkets, but after being worked hard she became frayed at the edges, so he bandaged her together to keep her going. Eventually he lost interest and sought another slave. Meanwhile she forlornly awaited her fate, but a stroke of good fortune led Cinderella to her Prince Charming.

Her new love and benefactor appreciated her inherent strength and trustworthy character, so he took her into his care. He saw a beauty that others did not see. Since meeting her Prince Charming she has never had it so good – glass slippers galore! She knows she has a rosy future with a partner who cares - one who will foot the bills and keep her as a lady should be kept.

6 comments:

Sean Mulligan said...

She is a lucky Girl!!! Looking Great Bill!!!! :-)

Sean

Steve Carey said...

I agree . . . . . "Re-born". I'm wondering where she'll be travelling to?

Slightly off topic, was you ever able to capsize Faith?

Have you seen the 4 Paradox Capsize YouTube videos?

Steve

William Serjeant said...

Steve, I saw the capsize tests on 'Little Jim' at the Beale Boat Show. I felt it would take exceptionally bad conditions to capsize a standard Paradox. She is designed to be self-righting. By standing on the side deck and pulling on the mast I couldn't capsize 'Faith.
Cheers,
Bill.

Steve Carey said...

I thought it might have been a silly question, knowing that you must have "seen it all" sailing from your homebase all the way around the south coast to Scilly, You said exactly what I knew you would say!

Given that you've been to places like Madeira in small'ish boats, do you think that a Paradox would be up to it?

Bye for now - keep at it!

Steve

William Serjeant said...

Steve,

In the hands of the right person I believe a Paradox could be sailed to Madeira from the UK, but there are a thousand more yachts better suited to the voyage.

Cheers,
Bill.

Steve Carey said...

"but there are a thousand more yachts better suited to the voyage."

But as small as Paradox or smaller?