Imagine One Direction Photo
There millions of them and I cannot snaffle one.
Technological idiot indeed
After that success Pip and I went to buy her a sleeping bag for camp. Fortunately we have a mild climate and she does not require any specialist heavy duty gear. We trotted off quite happily to Big W and the girl chose herself a purple One Direction effort. Philippa was quiet determined to have this despite being informed that she was making herself a target for those who like to tease.
The amount of merchandise in the stores is phenomenal. The band starts to tour her very soon and the marketing has begun in earnest. There are pyjamas, t shirts, towels, bedding, torches, pens, pencils etc and so much more. The number of people making money from the boys is amazing. Of course Simon Cowell must adore them. He is earning millions.
However when I reflect I am happy that Pip has some focus. She loves music and plays the flute and cello. She sings and dances. Early this year that side of her was in hiding. At least she is staying away from some other things even though those lads are just young men working long hours etc and do let of steam. Some of the lyrics, behaviour and tattoos concern the very vanilla me. I loved the sound of boy bands in my youth and still like to listen to that sort of sound. I cannot judge harshly.