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Stories from Around the World
23/2/2015″ – LADIES OF LEIRSURE
Writers: Joyce, Irene, Pat, Anna
The year is 1890 in England. Edwina and Sophia met about four weeks ago at a church.
They are ladies of luxury just whiling away the day swinging at the beach without a care. They love not working.
Both ladies are very self-centred in their appearance, their posh hats and skirts make them appear like aristocracy.
They dream of attracting a man and have such tall hats so as to stand out. Hopefully the hats will draw attention to their faces.
They should find their perfect partners one day. In the meantime, they have enjoyed shopping at the plaza in the background.
Now at the beach, they relax with sand underfoot and the sea in front of them. All dressed up and nowhere to go. They listen to the sound of the waves, the cars in the distance tooting their horns, horse and carts delivering wares to the shop and the clanging of the cable car.
It would be difficult living in those days, with those heavy skirts and going to the bathroom must have been a nightmare. Perfume was very important. It acted as a deodorant, with bathing not been on a daily basis then.
The ladies spent the entire afternoon at the beach, before returning to their homes for dinner, prepared by the trusted servants.
Would you prefer to live in the 1890's or in 2015?
We feel very happy to live in 2015; there is more equality, women can look after the finances and generally have more opportunities than every before. 'TODAY' IS THE BEST DAY TO LIVE IN.