I was up and in the garden planting geraniums at 8.30am this morning! I'm glad I got them done as it's rained most of the day since. I can't do anything outside without my little friend joining me. She even comes with me to peg the washing out. We've bought decking stain and shed paint, we're just waiting for some good weather now and our annual garden spruce up can take place.
After a yummy cooked breakfast made by the man of the house, I had another sewing session and made three more taggies.
The shopping trip yesterday was very fruitful. We managed to find a dress and shoes although we struggled with a bag. I don't want to put a photo of Amy on until she's all dolled up on the night, but here's a little taster.
The Dress. She's never been keen on the idea of a long one and isn't a diamante or pastel colour type of girl, but she wanted something with a little bit of detail and she's always veered towards blue. I didn't think we'd find anything. It can be hard going shopping with something in mind when you're not even sure it's out there, so I didn't hold out much hope. Anyway, we struck lucky. The dress she chose has beading detail at the top, a sweetheart neckline, falls just below the knee and flounces out just enough to make it special for prom night. And it's blue!
Next it was the shoes. A whole remit of 'nots' covered these. Not too high, not too low, not uncomfortable, not sparkly, not strappy, not peep toes, not wedges, not expensive and not chavvy (no idea what she meant with that one, but when I asked she said "I know what I mean"). Even with a long list of 'nots' we were lucky again. She spotted these which were, and I quote 'perfect'.
And so prom shopping passed without any major drama or hissy fits. Trouble was Mark had dropped us in town about 12.30pm and by 3pm we were done and dusted. It was one of those shopping trips that we couldn't guess at time wise. We could still have been looking for a dress at 6pm or not come home with one at all.
The problem we then had was the film we wanted to see was only showing at 7.15pm and after killing 2 hours just wandering around, it was still only 5pm. We'd also eaten a late lunch and stuffed ourselves with the most delicious toasties and Victoria sponge in Debenhams so we weren't even hungry.
The upshot was the thought of hanging around for another 2 hours was too much, so we decided to come home. I was relieved actually. After walking around for 41/2 hours my legs were throbbing and I was knackered. I was disappointed not to catch the film, but no doubt I'll see it at some point.
Instead, I treated myself to a film this afternoon as compensation. I chose The Dressmaker which I thoroughly enjoyed. Easy going entertainment - you can't beat it.
Hope you've all had a good weekend so far. No packed lunches to make tonight. Yipee!