I have discovered several things about myself over the last week, which I thought may interest you… apparently I weigh the same as a young lamb (approx 54kg) and that I have been ignorant all these years to the fact there is a right and a wrong way round to wear a pair of tights!!
Greetings :) Thanks again for keeping me entertained, nay enthralled with some of your wedding stories, news from home, pet bulletins, and general updates. They make my week – which has been a particularly busy one, I must admit. The random comment about the lamb came from my mum, who was talking about buying a small sheep to keep in the freezer (I'm sure they'd prefer to be kept in a field but still…), and how much it would cost if calculating it per kilo!!! I asked her if that was its weight when woolly or shorn… she wasn't sure :0
The tights issue was altogether different, when I rushed out of the house to get my nails done, and nearly cauterised my thighs with the tourniquet tightness of my 40 denier!!! Good grief, trying to get out of the car in a ladylike manner, whilst the blood supply is being stopped gusset level is no mean feat, but I managed it. Although my staggering back into the house was a little dramatic, according to Sam who thought I'd had a nip of something with my Earl Grey. His bedroom is downstairs across the hall from the front door, and so he doesn't miss anything!
Girls, is there a tag somewhere within that I haven't noticed? I did once see a little green thread stitched into the waist band, but thought maybe the machinist had forgotten to change her thread! Any clues would be gratefully received or it may be hold ups from now on, and you know how badly I handle those!!!!
A lovely weekend in Ross on Wye
Thanks too, to all of you who've enquired about Sam. Definitely on the mend, and hoping to go back to Uni this weekend, so I'm praying he'll keep up with the multivitamins and tonics that I've been plying him with.
Of course he's also had the lovely Ruth (his girlfriend) to minister to him while I've been out, and she enabled me to skip off for a few days with MY girlfriends this last weekend, to Ross on Wye. It's sort of like Hay on Wye but closer 🙂
The weather was very mixed, but we managed to get out and walk for a good hour and a half before staggering back through the mud for a mighty roast lamb lunch, cooked by our Debbie. It was awesome. To repay the kindness, I set about shaving large parts of my friends' feet with my microplaner, and then titivating their toes with OPI's latest colours. Less carefully applied the more wine I consumed, but all happy at the end of the evening. The picture (top left) is of a beautiful church we came across while walking, and I thought it was sort of Northanger Abbeyesque :)
Your help is needed!
Of course it's a church/village hall that Lucy will be having her engagement party in this December, and we wondering if you might be able to help us work out a buffet supper..? There'll be about 80 people, and she and I are doing the catering to keep costs down, and save the serious wonga for the big day 🙂
We're thinking finger things, cos if not, you've got to have knives and forks and it all gets messy, so ANYTHING other than sausage rolls (although I'm quite partial myself) or egg sandwiches would be fab (rather gassy I fear :)) I like sausages on sticks coated in sesame seeds and honey, but that's not going to keep the wolf from the door really is it?? I shall be sitting here with my pad and pencil waiting for your suggestions..!
I've decided against the satin dress too for the evening, cos we think it may be a tad formal, so I'm going to wear that to the QVC party instead… wait for the photos of that one! Debbie Greenwood and Kathy are definitely coming with me, so it'll be lovely :) And of course, it will be dresses of a different sort on Sunday, when Lucy and I are joined by her Dad's wife and their daughter to look at more wedding dresses!! Soooooooo exciting, and no doubt more tissues required on the day.
Do hope all is well with you and yours, and that this rather blustery weather we're currently having hasn't lifted your laundry off the line! We've had to batten down the hatches this end, but were a little tardy in putting the recyclable rubbish in the bin – I have been picking yoghurt pots and baked bean tins out of my borders – not a nice job :)
Have a lovely week, and I look forward very much to hearing from you.
Love Ali xxx