Here’s the outfit.
I was told I looked demure in this outfit which was a bit of a surprise because when I put it on, I actually felt more like Rizzo from Grease. Think that was due to the slim-fit of the skirt and the way I had to walk, one foot over the other (catwalk stylee, if you will), that sent my hips a-swaying!
The skirt (also H&M) held its shape really will – not that I sat down much throughout the evening to get a baggy bum – but if I had done, I wouldn’t have got a baggy bum, of that I’m sure!
And did you spy the gems around my neck?
So, the curveball from Mum went like this.
On 15th September I accepted Mum’s request to step in and read her speech if she got too emotional.
Then, just last Saturday, in a phone call, Mum exclaimed “I hope you’re not going to embarrass me in the speech, Mel?” to which I replied, “How can I embarrass you Mum when you’re writing it?”
It was then that the penny dropped. I had to write it AND read it! Great - one week to write a speech that sums up 25 years of marriage!
Plenty of time I hear you all say. But no, it’s not actually. Let me explain.
There are, in a week, 168 hours. But for 56 of those hours I’m asleep and for 34 of them I’m at work. The list goes on:
- Showering, make-up & hair 7
- School run 2
- Cajoling son to sit at table and start homework 30mins
- Actually assisting with homework 1
- Cooking 3
- Housework 3
- Laundry 2
- Washing-up 2
- Food shopping 2
- Blogging 3
- Band rehearsal 1.5
- Night out at beer festival 4
- Baking & prep of party goodie bags 4
- Calls & texts to mum re party /content of speech 2
- And deduct a further God knows how many hours tidying up after the lovely, yet very untidy, Mr. B and I reckon I’m down to less than 2 days to get this mother in the bag! (The speech, not Mum!).
But, by the skin of my teeth I got it done (phew!).
And unlike my speech that was over within 3 seconds at their actual wedding because I couldn’t stop crying (happy tears of course and I was only 16!), I held it together and it went down a storm (phew!).
And lastly, though not clothes related but kinda stylish all the same, I wanted to share with you the goodie bags that I made for the party.
So you see, I’ve been a busier bee than usual but, tonight Matthew, I am doing nada.