Thursday, May 17, 2007

Early!


It was a bit like just before the last wedding in Four Weddings and a Funeral.

I left the house at one minute to nine and made my way very speedily to the hairdresser for my 9 0'clock appointment.

I just made it.

The hairdresser's was still dark. I was aware of someone inside on the phone. She acknowledged me and came to open up the door.

"Hi Sally. You're very early. We don't open until 9.30 a.m." "Oh" said I, but my appointment card says 9 a.m."

I was fairly certain that knowing that I am always late, that it had been planned this way to enable me to make the photo appointment in time. All assured me that this is not the case, and indeed when eventually my lovely hairdresser arrived she got two of them drying my hair to ensure that I was out in time and heading for Gloucester for my 11.20 appointment.

Later as I got to the photographer's I asked if I could use the bathroom first. "Oh yes" she said, there is plenty of time, the next appointment after yours is 12 O'clock.............Is this planned for "Mrs. Late for everything"? I mused again. ED assured me otherwise, but I couldn't help having a smile to myself.

In the ladies I checked my make up. ED handed me a concealer. Placed near eyeliner by my hands the effect was to give me a black eye. Hastily wiped off offending smudge and headed back downstairs again.

I've no idea what the photos look like of course, because I haven't seen them yet. They did allow me to be a fairytale princess for the day though and even if the photos don't quite make me look like one once they arrive, at least I was able to pretend while in that studio.

In fact for now it's possibly better that I don't see them at all really. All the time I know that they were taken when I had just had my hair done and I was wearing my glad rags and looking as good as it gets - for me - I'm happy...... which is great for me.

Meanwhile back at the ranch... (After coffee in Costa with ED. She commented that I am a fogey, preferring Costa in a bookshop to Starbucks. I retorted that if that is what being a fogey means then that is fine by me.) Sensible needed her birthday cake finished as a fuchsia pink handbag. With a bow on the front. An easy challenge then....

And for once I was happy to be photographed for the birthday photos too. Once we had replaced the camera batteries that is.

Twice.

The camera only seems to like Duracell batteries nowadays, being the sensitive old soul that it clearly is.

.............Thank you ED, ESOS and Sensible! I enjoyed my fairytale princess day!

28 comments:

Lisa said...

Sally- Sounds like a busy time, glad you enjoyed it, neat cake!
I must be a fogey, too, because I detest Starbucks, and will only go there if nothing else is available.

Asha said...

LOL @ *it was a bit like just before the last wedding in Four Weddings and a Funeral* Enjoy:))

Akelamalu said...

What a lovely present, I'm sure the photos will turn out to be beautiful.
Thanks for stopping by to visit me and leaving such nice comments.
I'll call back if that's OK?

Beccy said...

I love being pampered and fussed over so it sounds like a good day to me. I also prefer Costas to Starbucks for a start drinks are srved in china/glass and their hot chocolate is divine.

Sally Lomax said...

Lisa! Glad you are a fogey too!
Asha -Thanks!
Akelamalu - I look forward to your return!
Beccy - It's a generation thing!

ChrisB said...

This photo looks great so I'm sure you have nothing to worry about.

ED said...

I do like costa (espesh the hot choc beccy!), but I prefer the atmosphere in starbucks! And I like the big mugs better than the little teacups
Nice blog! Glad you enjoyed your day =) xxxx

Alice Band said...

Ha! reminded me of a coffee I had with a very good friend last week in the new shopping mall in Plymouth. She and I sat outside M&S in an espresso bar they have there - it was great, her daughter though refused to even sit with us and paid a quid extra at Starbucks - the youth of today eh?? Just left a bit of a remark on Petite's website. Oh well...

Away with the fairies said...

Why be worried about photos? You look great.

ED said...

haha I wouldn't do THAT alice!that's just plain rude =P xx

enidd said...

enidd hopes you'll show us the photos, sally!

john.g. said...

I'm sure you'll look glamorous as usual!!

Karmyn R said...

Sounds like an enjoyable time!

Okay - I'm not a coffee drinker - but I have plenty of friends who don't like Starbucks - they think the beans are overroasted, leaving it with a burnt taste. SO - Costa's is probably better. (my husband prefers "Seattle's Best Coffee")

Sally Lomax said...

Thank you Chris!
Thanks ED - I did!
Alice - Went to Petite's blog and can't find your comment............. I didn't leave one today.
Away with the fairies - Love your blog name. Funnily enough I titled one of my posts - 1st December I think - such. Thank you for the nice comment!
Alice/ ED I believe that ED was referring to the behaviour of your friend's daughter btw, not your comment!
Enidd - Probably! They will take two weeks though apparently. (Touch ups and stuff... :) )
John - Thank you..
Karmyn - We don't have that I don't think. Unless others are more aware than me? Well at least - we don't have it down here in rural Gloucestershire - possibly in London. Don't know. If I see it though I will try it!

headless chicken said...

I'm with you on the Costa/Starbucks debate and don't worry about the fogey comment - you are definatly not. My eldest son thinks I'm 'a saddo with no real friends',just for writing a blog! He didn't say this until after I'd done it. Apparently having MySpace is ok though!!??
All the rushing around for your photo shoot will be worth it - they will be fantastic!

Pamela said...

I like just plain old coffee from my coffee-maker with fat-free creamer.

But if I splurge its a blended chai latte with soy milk from a local coffee shop....

I wish to see the pictures of you looking like a princess.

pierre l said...

I am also looking forward to reading more about the photos. Hopefully you will be able to share at least one of them with us (with the photographer's permission, of course).

I think I have left it too late to comment this time - everything has already been written about this post.

Sally Lomax said...

Headless Chicken
Ignore son number one forthwith! Blogging is for lively people with enquiring minds who wish to share their thoughts with others!!

Pamela - What is a Chai Latte?

Pierre - It's never too late and always nice to hear from you all!

meredic said...

I have, in a dim and distant past, found great accessories here .
*smiles to himself*

Sally Lomax said...

Excellent!! My girls will love this site. Strongly recommended for all those with girls who like to be fairies. (Aged 5 ED used to say that when she grew up she wanted to be a fairy...)

meredic said...

And as you can see they cater for grown ups as well. And just in case you are worried there are no unsavoury undertones in the site.... really....

Away with the fairies said...

Thanks for your lovely comments on by blog yesterday. It was great that somebody read it. Have a lovely weekend. x

Ignorminious said...

Just be glad it was only a handbag! I remember my bother once having to make a 3D JCB cake for me once. I was a child with high standards :)

Nice photo btw.

Wendz said...

What a fab photograph - you and your family are lovely.

I agree with you about Starbucks - I had a few whilst in London this week and wasn't overly impressed.

Sally Lomax said...

Thanks Meredic!
You too AWF!
Ig - Your lucky Mum!
Wendz - Are you back now? I'll go and look at your blog again!

Sally Lomax said...

If you haven't looked yet............

Do have a look at Meredic's new blog - linked from this page, Headless Chicken's blog and Pamela's blog on bubbles! The Bubbles post is adorable..

Ariel said...

Erm, pink handbag cake? How healthy is all that food colouring I wonder? Were all the kids jumping up and down after ingesting it and jumping up and down like loonies? As for the pics, well, time to get yourself a Flicker account and share 'em with us!

Sally Lomax said...

Hi Ariel
In fact, despite the vibrant colour of the cake it contained very little food colouring ironically. I used one of those heavy duty food colourings that you can buy in a kitchen shop! Means that you ahve to use a lot less E numbers1 and the cake was home made....

The kids seemed ok anyway! Will possibly put one of the photos on my blog. I looked at a Flicker account, but did no more than that a few weeks ago!

Welcome to the blog!!