CONGRATULATIONS to our favourite Prince on his engagement to Meghan Markle. My daughter and her friends are all devastated, naturally, lying on the floor,kicking their legs and banging their fists that it wasn’t them..but hey ho. “Now we’ve got to wait for George to grow up and we’ll be too old for him”. A bit selfish of Harry, but what can you do? I had to deal with the same disappointment at about the same age when a friend of mine married a Prince – my parents had told me to stop dreaming of becoming a Princess and get on with looking for a real job and then it actually happened to someone who was in my class at school for six years and I WAS DEVASTATED, momentarily.
I’m excited for them and to me it looks like he’s found an equal partner, one who is comfortable in the limelight, but has a big heart. They look very, very happy, but nevertheless my heart still breaks for the loss of Diana who would have loved being a part of their journey.
So that’s given us a boost for the week and stopped all Brexit talk for a minute which is a relief. Although I’m off to a “How To Stop Brexit” talk this evening by Nick Clegg with my counter-revolutionary hat on and will report back…with stickers:-
My other huge boost is getting my daughter back safely from Bali – a huge relief given that the volcano – Mount Agung decided to properly start erupting very shortly after she left the island. A huge worry for all the locals, but I’m very pleased she’s not stranded. The worst is yet to come and I really feel for all those who have been evacuated. Let’s hope it doesn’t last too long or be too damaging. So she’s landed back to a different climate – she’s gone from being on the top of world, to amongst the leaves:-
We missed her birthday, so that has been a massive priority this week – we pretended Sunday was her birthday and all my babies came back to help celebrate her 22nd birthday. I’ve bought her some of her own mascara, pants, vests and a couple of jumpers in the hope that she STOPS STEALING MINE:-
Work was interesting the other day with the appearance of a couple of members of the Harlem Globetrotters. Here is me with Moose, making me look like a midget:-
Besides that I’m just getting ready for the onslaught of Christmas which at this stage fills me with marginal horror because it’s not even December and you simply can’t avoid having to get involved. The best solution is a late afternoon walk in the park:-