Tuesday, 30 June 2009


I'm home, I'm extraordinarily happy to be here...

...other than the discovery that I left the UK a Size 12 and returned nine months later a whopping Size 18. I am about 2.5 stones heavier - who knew that the body could expand at such a rate? (Back on the Diet Dust.)

As a result (I look like a sack of potatoes in everything that Monsoon, Coast and Phase 8 have to offer), I will be standing in front of 120 or so people in four days time in the white plastic dress of nastiness.

As soon as the blessing is over, I will whip off my very own sea of white polyster and slip into a dress that has been cast off by my younger sister as she's worn it to about 3 other weddings in the past year. It even has a cigarette burn on the skirt that I need to put a stitch in. Classy to the end, eh?!

As soon as I am not drowning in place cards, playlists and all sorts of other admin, I will surface with pictures.

In the meantime - wish us both luck?!


Lara said...

Ok ... I must interject a perspective comment here. I know that you are vehemently opposed to plastic HOWEVER you look beautiful in that dress! Maybe one day, for your 25th wedding anniversary, we'll make it over in silk ... I'll have the skills by then.

What I'm really trying to say is bask in beauty - whatever you wear.

Lots of love and good vibes.


Klozknitz said...

Oh, I hope you have a WONDERFUL time!

Robynn said...

Very good luck and so sorry I can't make it... can't wait to see you though.

Roobeedoo said...

You WILL look lovely! And maybe UK sizes have shrunk while you were away - it's the credit crunch!

GrannyPurple said...

You'll look great--it's the happiness that makes it so!

Have a wonderful day.

Anonymous said...

have a fabulous day hun

blessed be

tina b

Jualre said...

You looked stunningly gorgeous, in both outfits - very classy shoes though! Birkenstocks go beautifully with a full length wedding frock and a black cocktail dress Gill xx

shannon said...

A very belated congratulations (due back in March, obviously) and welcome home.

Kim Colley said...

Good luck, and welcome home!

Heather said...


I look away for a couple of minutes and you're married and back in Blightly!

Congrats darlin'!

Snogs etc,
H xxxx

Mully Nex said...

Ahh sod it - I'm an 18 now too!

You did well to get to size 12. Hope you come to Socktopus knit night some time soonish cos it would be LOVELY to see you - no matter what size you are.

- Gerri