So, I’m in that odd position where I’m going to a party in Manchester for a mutual friend’s 50th and I’m ready before my friend has even made the shower. What happened to women taking hours to get ready? We’re over-nighting so the hotel’s booked and the bag is packed. We’d both been invited a while ago but neither of us felt we’d be able to make it so it is a last minute decision to go and we’ve not told our host yet so he will be delighted when we turn up and perhaps a little shocked when we arrive together.
So the outfit: I’m fortunate that my legs belie my size and due to exercise have returned quite quickly to their former slenderness… well they are certainly getting there let’s put it that way. I pinched a pair of my daughter’s killer heels which I am confidently managing to strutt around in… tonight I’m in tight jeans (you know the stretchy pretend jeggings? To haul over my girth but cling to my only good feature) they are black with a bit of a sheen and the heels are shocking pink covered in glitter with a shocking pink chiffon kimono style top with a camisole under layer which is covering a multitude of bumps and lumps. I’ve got my even more sunkissed hair down and curly and tons of slap on and I’m feeling pretty good with my tan from the past few days. I’ve also pinched (from my daughter’s room) a lovely glittery black clutch bag.. I’m so glad she didn’t take everything 😀 and I’m so glad she made me buy this top,it’s flowy and floaty and gorgeous and I feel a million dollars.
I’ve been sitting catching up on some blogging after having a quick conversation with each of my kids who are having a great time doing their own things. The boy is loving tennis camp but has a twisted ankle, he is refusing to let it get him down or stop him playing though. The girl is just loving her city life and new job and being the young exec.
Today we mostly just hung out, Nick had to do a bit of work earlier which left me some blogging time 😀 I’m full of things to blog about at the moment and keep tapping out starter posts so I don’t forget.
We’ve been good food wise, a nice breakfast of smoked fish, scrambled eggs and lots of fruit. For lunch we had some grilled veg kebabs and just before I got ready we had a light salade nicoise with boiled eggs, olives and fresh seared tuna as opposed to tinned stuff.
We Tai-chi’d again this morning and it inspired me to write something which I will hopefully get to finish off and post tomorrow evening and we went for a row this afternoon which was something I’ve not done for a while and it was such fun! He joined me earlier doing Hip Hop Abs so that was a hoot.
I think I’m enjoying this visit and I think I will miss him when he goes. but tonight we drink and dance and I really can not wait!
You know what? So many of your words are ringing in my ears right now, my wonderful blogging community friends, I keep having moments of insecurity and I hear you guys urging me on, telling me to enjoy myself and go for it and to just throw caution to the wind, M-R swearing at me for being a drip and I feel your good will towards me, your desire to see me get better and to be happy and it means the world to me… I’m so grateful for all of you. You all help and make a difference. Thank you xxx