My dear friend Sarah, who I have been very close to for nearly 17 years, has two beautiful children. Eden is coming up to two years old and is so like Sarah it makes me laugh. Myla was born last year and I was asked to be her fairy godmother.
How could I say no as, after all, we knew I wouldn't be any ordinary godmother. It will be full of pink, girly days, sparkle and lots of love and laughter. The alphabet is already filled with those fabulous designer names, hahaha!
We had a wonderful service and I read a piece from the Book of Mark, Chapter 10, Verses 13 to 16. I had never rehearsed anything so much in my life, it was weird. How on Earth could I get it wrong? After all, I do it for a living. But it went really well and I really enjoyed the special moment.
It was lovely to catch up with some friends I hadn't seen for a while and also to meet new people and their families. It was amazing to see the generations in Sarah's family, from her Nana to her mum to Sarah and now the two beautiful girls.
I couldn't write this blog without a special mention for Sarah's mum, Pat, who I just love and, as Larry always says, Matt and Tor (Sarah's sister and partner), the nicest couple in the world – in fact, adorable.
Of course I mustn't forget Carl, the man of the house (really!) and the father of the two most gorgeous girls, Myla and Eden. Carl, surrounded by a house full of women, what an easy life you will have as long as you just say, 'yes, yes, yes and yes'!
When I held Myla I could smell something very familiar and Sarah said it to me, 'It's Amazing Grace from Philosophy'. I knew I recognised it as it's my fab holiday fragrance.
The food after the service was delicious and too many chocolates came my way but they were rather yummy, and we toasted to baby Myla with Champagne. Don't worry, I haven't started drinking. I toasted with a cup of delicious English tea. The day went so quickly and, before we knew it, we were on our way home from a wonderfully memorable day.
Sarah, if you are reading this, I am very lucky to have you as such a wonderful friend who has always been there for me. I think of some of our early days together (including our true hardcore shopping days, oh, and the Christmas reindeer statue that appeared from nowhere) and they still make me laugh to this day.
And to Sarah's family, who I have always adored, to now be a sparkly godmother to baby Myla is such a privilege. I am very proud of you and can't wait to take the girls shopping. Love you.
Finally, I know that if Sarah's dear dad, Mick, granddad to Myla and Eden, was with us today he would be very proud too.