In 43 days, myself and three other lovely ladies will be joining my fantastic sister-in-law to be (Tash) on her Wedding Day.  Its going to be exciting, and fun and amazing and I can’t wait!

We have beautiful purple knee length dresses, which I can’t wait to wear, and they go amazingly perfect with the brides dress.

With that in mind, coming up in the next week is the first part of the Hen Party.  A good old fashioned sleepover, like you had when you were younger, except with wine.  With pizza, wine and face-masks, make overs and pillow fights and going to sleep in the wee hours of the morning.  The a few days before the wedding a more sedate affair of a nice meal with some wine and cocktails and pretty dresses.












It got me thinking this morning of the film Bridesmaids (spoiler alert) and how I really hope that the infamous bridal shop scene doesn’t happen to us sans restaurant. If you’ve not seen Bridesmaids then you won’t have a clue on what I am talking about. If you have seen in, then you’ll know exactly what I mean and you’re probably thinking “oh my god, that would be a nightmare if that happened”.  Spoilers AHOY! If you haven’t seen the film, then you may want to skip this part, although quite frankly I think it is the funniest/OMG part of the movie.

Basically the Maid of Honor picks a restaurant for all the girls to eat lunch at before they go try on bridesmaids dresses. The resulting scene is just, well, watch for yourselves!

I couldn’t find the whole scene on YouTube, however that clip gives you the gist of it.

I’m totally going to suggest this as one of the movies we watch for the sleep over.

I’m just hoping that theres going to cake and we all get puppies as a party favour.

Family Holidays part 2

I am on holiday with my family for the first time in 13 years.

The first holiday in 1999 was with my parents, my 3 siblings, my aunt, her 2 kids and my grandmother. We went to Ibiza. It was a disaster. Everybody argued. Our hotel was filled with old german people. There was nothing to do because we went at the end of the season (which was cheaper) and everything was closing down. My mother made me sing Patsy Cline’s Crazy in a karaoke session. I didn’t know most of the words, thankfully nobody boo’d me.
I swore after that 2 week holiday that I’d never go on a family holiday again.

Yet here we are today. I’m sitting in one of our deluxe 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom caravans, on the Costa del Weymouth. With my parents, my husband, my siblings, my brothers partner and their kids.

So far no-one has killed anyone. Although we’ve already managed to spend £335 on food for the week. Quite possibly we have already killed the majority of our finances. However I’ve got 6 bottles of wine and a bottle of champagne out of that, so, you know, at least if a family argument breaks out I’ve got wine. I’ll be the one sitting in the corner swigging wine from the bottle and ignoring everyone.

That Awkward Moment when…

Sometimes it’s like my life is filled with awkward moments.

Like right now.

I’ve arrived early for a private dinner party at a pub. The function room is full of random people. I’m on my own. So I’ve no one to watch my stuff so I can go get a drink. Not only do I feel awkward but I look awkward.

I’m sat in a pub on my own without a drink.

Awkward should have been my middle name.