I have to say, it was worth it. It was a great day!
I filled my pilots case with hair and makeup gear, having to pack the last of it after getting ready this morning. That made for very un-feminine weight lifting exercises getting it in and out of the car and carrying it up and down the stairs at MisKonduct Klothing, even if I was doing it in 5" Siren stilettos (the ones at the right end of the row in my recent post about Choosing high heels.) :)
Any doubts that I might have had about whether the staff at MisKonduct knew about me were dispelled today, in a quite positive way. Similarly, I was made to feel completely welcome by the staff and other students at The Lindy Charm School.
After looking enviously at the beautiful bright auburn hair of Chelsea, one of the other students who looked vaguely familiar, I discovered at lunch time that this wasn't the first time I'd envied her hair ~ we used to belly dance together several years ago, and she used to work where we bought drinks and icecream when shopping at Charlestown Square around the same time. She now lives in Sydney, but came to Newcastle for the weekend to go to the Charm School (because it was booked out last time it was on in Sydney) and to visit family. It was great to catch up with her. :)
There's a lot more that I could say about the day, but having packed everything away, I'm too exhausted to do much more tonight. I'll probably post a bit more about it in the next few days.