Far Side of Fifty asked to see Ceres' arm warmers but I'm reluctant to include a photograph. Someone, somewhere, designed the things. Shop assistants sold them. I expect they worked hard at both and I respect that. On the other hand, I really don't like them. They're expensive rubbish. So . . . I asked Ceres if she would draw them. If the person who devised a way to rip-off young girls by selling them sleeves without the rest of the garment - I recommend them to consider their commercial morals. Unsurprisingly, at first, she didn't want to. Drawing a black tube threaded with ribbon as if it were a corset isn't really enough of a challenge to catch her interest. And, since the lace trim looks like decoration for inappropriate lingerie, perhaps she's a little embarrassed, I don't know. It seems unlikely but, either way, she drew a princess to sweeten the pill. (She draws lots of princesses.) I asked why the she drew the princess with an upside down axe stuck in her head. Ceres says it isn't an axe, it's a gun but she's not very good at drawing guns. I didn't ask why the princess has a gun sticking out of her head. After all, she was kind enough to spend ten minutes doing something she didn't want to do so I didn't quibble.
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I've put asters in Esther's house as a 'welcome-home' present. I'm hoping the lights were her and not burglars.