My backpack full of clean laundry, care of Evaâ€™s washing machine and a night break between camps, is now more a mixed bag. I am down to the non-dancing underwear (where the dancing underwear seems to have largely disappeared: Iâ€™m sure Iâ€™ve lost knickers in the Herrang laundry. Despite Graceâ€™s best efforts) and once again wishing Iâ€™d brought some thai fishermanâ€™s pants with me. But whoâ€™d have thought loose, cotton nappy-inspired trousers would be the perfect garment for a dance camp in Europe? Note to self for future reference, I guess.
The wedding clothes proved just as irritating as Iâ€™d thought: sure, I could have dressed up for the blues nights at Herrang (one can never be over dressed for blues night), but then Iâ€™d not have felt as comfortable as I did. Ah well.
Iâ€™m going to have to hunt for something clean for flying in. Something I can bear to wear for 24 hours straight
Future Herrang visits: more trousers. More loose, comfy cotton trousers. More thai fisherman pants. Ten tshirts is enough. Bring bike pants to manage inevitable Chafing Issues. Never too many pairs of underwear or socks. Bring only machine-washable, quick-drying clothes. Care not for crinkles. Swimming costume an essential for shy-bies (not that I had the opportunity to see if I was shy). Sheets. Say yes to a sheet. Hat. Sarong â€“ another essential.
How will I manage Melbourneâ€™s winter weather and fashion requirements? Especially now Iâ€™m at least a size smaller than I was before I left. Goddamn this super-responsive metabolism. It adores exercise. And dancing truly is the best exercise there is.