Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean

27 Mar

The Hub is a bit of a girl: he taught me to cook when we got married.  The first meal I ever made for him was burnt pasty and chips.  A great deal of burnt slop followed before I got the hang of it.

He can also sew, which brings me in a roundabout way to the prompt: he makes fabulous costumes.  It’s all bits lying around the house, imagination and sewing machines.  This one is Spud as a pirate (what do you mean, it’s a tenuous link at best?  Pirates sail on the ocean – just ask the Somalians):


 He made so many great costumes when Spud was in primary school that mothers would ask me where we bought them; when they discovered they were handmade, they would ask if he took commissions (for their dancing children).  Pity he was too ill, or being a bit of a girl would have paid off.  Instead, all he has is a mocking wife. 

But he’s generous, too.  Out of the blue the other day, he said to me, ‘Fancy a cruise to Somalia?’

30 Responses to “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ocean”

  1. Pseu March 27, 2011 at 14:23 #



  2. nrhatch March 27, 2011 at 14:37 #

    Wonderful costume . . . and tie in to this week’s theme.


    • Tilly Bud March 27, 2011 at 18:06 #

      Thanks. That’s one of the worst costumes; I’ll post some more pics tomorrow. Just in the name of showing off my talent for picking husbands, you know 🙂


  3. brenda w March 27, 2011 at 14:57 #

    My husband is a fabulous cook, too. Lucky are we! I love the costume! The mustache has an amazing curl to it. If you are more savvy than I, you can photoshop Spud onto a boat sailing the ocean blue. 🙂 ~Brenda


    • Tilly Bud March 27, 2011 at 18:10 #

      Lucky are we indeed; but don’t tell him. 🙂

      Photoshopping would have been a great idea, but I have no talent in that area…but I know a man who is…lucky, lucky are me 🙂


  4. earlybird March 27, 2011 at 15:41 #

    Is there no end to his talents?! 🙂 great costume


  5. David King March 27, 2011 at 16:12 #

    Some folk get all the luck!


  6. gigihawaii March 27, 2011 at 16:19 #

    haha! what a jokester! I love it.


  7. timkeen40 March 27, 2011 at 18:32 #

    Great costume.



    • Tilly Bud March 28, 2011 at 09:41 #

      The Hub is a creative genius. It really bugs me.


  8. Tinman March 27, 2011 at 19:03 #

    I have to make sure that Mrs Tin never reads any of your posts that mention the Hub, since he puts me in a very bad light.
    Great pictures, and yes, totally relevant to the topic Ocean.


    • Tilly Bud March 28, 2011 at 09:43 #

      Thanks, Mr T. [Silence while I digest the ramifications of your name] …I totally get your pseudonym now; it’s not your heart, it’s your appetite for Snickers.


  9. Cindy March 27, 2011 at 19:54 #

    He sure is a find, that man of yours!


  10. kateshrewsday March 27, 2011 at 20:56 #

    Ah, what a love….
    Great costumes!!


  11. slpmartin March 27, 2011 at 21:09 #

    Like that little pirate sneer.


  12. barb19 March 27, 2011 at 22:36 #

    A hubby of many talents is a rare breed – anything he can’t do?


    • Tilly Bud March 28, 2011 at 09:47 #

      He can’t spell too well, or open his mouth without nagging one of us. 🙂


  13. vivinfrance March 28, 2011 at 07:24 #

    You’re a lucky girl, but then hub’s just as lucky! You complement each other.


  14. musings March 28, 2011 at 08:51 #

    Your Hub is definitely a gem and creative to boot.


    • Tilly Bud March 28, 2011 at 09:49 #

      Yes, he is; but don’t tell him. I don’t want to spoil him. 🙂



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