I'm a 1661 woman - sixteen from behind, sixty one from the front! I'm of the baby boom generation. Loved the fab sixties - which I experienced in London - I was a flower child - thought love would change the world - brought my children up in the country - back in London for the 2nd summer of love in the eighties - danced all night again - wonderful! Now in Devon looking forward to the adventure of old age - bring it on! hahaha

Friday, August 25, 2006

Off to Cornwall

Just a quick entry to say I'll be away for a week with Dons and her lovely family.
I've got my bucket and spade at the ready - can't wait to hit those beaches!

I'll miss you guys :o{

Yesterday I went for a smear test and when it was done the nurse said "Have you had any children?" - I said yes, two girls. She said "Well that's surprising - I'd have said you'd not had children because you have a very pert cervix".

Well, I almost skipped out of the surgery - beaming at everyone on the way home. But who to tell? It's not the sort of information you can share with just anybody, is it? So, I'm sharing it with you ............

See ya


Wednesday, August 16, 2006

The Wedding - The outfit

So, the wedding weekend in Edinburgh was sooo fab! The pics show "the outfit" from all angles - oh yes, and there was a beautiful bride and handsome groom too but this is my blog ............. hee hee

Sitting on the plane setting off from Exeter, I had a wee shock when a girlie little voice came over the system saying "Hi, my name's Amy and I'm your pilot for this flight" - she only sounded about sixteen but she did a great job.

My darling BF met me with a bunch of her friends and we sat up until 3.30am drinking and bonding. I sprung awake at 6.30 am and was too excited about my best woman duties to go back to sleep.

BF and I had to go to the hairdressers, then on to Harvey Nicks for a subtle addition of eyelashes and a make up session for BF. I sneaked off to the Benefit counter and quickly got a make over before BF had time to miss me.

Keeping her grounded was impossible - she was soooo nervous and bratty.

The wedding was everything it should have been, moving, funny, tearful.

The reception the same. It was a great atmosphere - everyone seemed to get on well. I met some lovely people. One couple are going to send me an invite to one of their parties - which are, apparently, truly historic occasions.

Lots of dancing until 1am, then close friends of the couple went back to theirs for a "rave" which I slid off from at 4.30am. Slept in the bride and grooms house as did many others - so much for their "first night".

Up again at 7.30am - two lovely friends of BF took me to the airport. Arrived home on Sunday having had a total of six hours sleep over the whole weekend. Yes! - a truly great one :o}


PS I forgot to mention that her Dad managed to "give her away" and held out OK during the reception too - especially once he'd got a few drinks down him :o}

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Wedding Outfit

Oh, thank Bob - I've got my wedding outfit sorted.

I tried on hundreds of dresses and ended up with a shift shape - mushroom satin covered in black lace with a beige lacey coat to go over it. A very classic look funked up with some black Monsoon wedge sandals, a black frou frou "hat", a gorgeous little black bag that Dons has lent me (which may well get a corsage pinned to it) and some unusual bracelets.

All I need to sort now are some pants of steel to go under the frock, choose the nail varnish (had a pedicure last Friday, thanks to Roxy) and think about the makeup.
Hair kept simple I think - went to Tony and Guy's last week so it's looking OK.

I am sooo excited! I've never been a "best woman" before. I really don't want to let her down. I've talked her all through the day and we've ironed out some wrinkles.

The only cloud on the horizon is the fact that her Dad is dying and he's determined to walk her down the aisle. He should have traveled up to Scotland on Tuesday but ended up in hospital instead. It's touch and go whether he'll get there and if he'll manage to "give her away".

So she's being torn in two - part of her is deliriously happy that she's marrying the man she loves to pieces and the other part is worrying about her dad dying. A strange space for her to be in.

Gotta go - starting work .............