As most of you know, we are located in a really rural situation. Gone are the heady days of high heels and shoulder pads when we lived and worked in London, dressing up for me now means a recently hosed down pair of wellies.
So, it was not without a little trepidation, that I ventured up to London with my husband in tow to attend the Good Web Guide Awards Reception as we had been shortlisted for Best of British Website. I am not even going to mention where my little black dress and smart court shoes came from….but suffice it to say that they were not mine.
A long term friend of mine lent us her pied a terre on Wimpole Mews (dead posh) and it was from there that I hobbled in my size 4 shoes (I have size 5 feet) gasping for air in my size 8 dress (I am a ‘good’ in fact ‘really good’ size 10) to the venue in Albermarle Street.
The reception was great fun where we caught up with old friends, made some new ones and were finally able to put faces to some virtual friends. The drums rolled and sure enough Jonny’s Sister was crowned Best British Website 2013 (I am hardly going to blog about an awards ceremony if we did not win am I?!). I breathed in even harder, lifted my poor bruised feet and collected a rather lovely inscribed glass award.
After a late supper, we headed back to Wimpole Mews. I could take it no longer so ……carried my shoes and unzipped my dress under my coat……what bliss!
Note to self: I must remember to make some slightly rounder and larger footed friends for next year.