Fear not Dear Reader (on the off chance that you might have been concerned), I have not dropped off the face of the earth!! I have unfortunately been computerless due to a new job and lack of internet at home which has now been mended only for my computer to become so slow that it is almost comatose!These small issues aside, what can I tell you?
Well the sun is finally shining here on the sunny Isle and today Her Maj comes to us on the last leg of her Jubilee tour. Sadly, I am closeted away at work but it was nice to see all the folks in their best, flags in hand trooping (no pun intended) off to Cowes Parade for a sighting. She is only here for a nanosecond before winging her way back to the mainland aboard Leander for what is the last day of her epic tour.
In other news there has been a second chicken pox stricken child, severe sunburn (me) after gardening and ironing in underwear at the weekend (I thought I was safe behind our fence until I saw the surprised nay shocked faces of the people on the top of the passing double decker – clearly not a pretty sight!), oh yes, and the photo shoot for the Calendar Girls calendar.
Picture if you will Dear Reader (if you are eating you might want to turn your mind elsewhere) 13 women between the ages of 20 and about 80, semi naked on a red velvet sofa with just santa hats and tinsel covering their modesty. It was the maddest, funniest time and inhibitions were thrown to the wind as we all posed for our individual shots and our group Christmas and publicity ones. There was no time to be coy, not time to be precious and certainly no time to worry about lumps and bumps and hopefully the fruits of our efforts will go on to raise lots of dosh for leukemia and lymphoma research. So if you’re stuck for a Christmas present for that special person…….
So that’s about it. Between the aforesaid new job and wall to wall rehearsals there hasn’t been much time for anything else. We are however, slipping over to Osborne House with Mr & Mrs Folly (and pretty much everyone else I know) to see Tom Jones on Sunday night. It’s a fabulous venue for an outdoor concert (and one of the few events that hasn’t fallen foul of the weather) with picnic and vino collapso in hand and we have been there previously for Simply Red and sung and danced the night away. So something to look forward to.
I hope that the sun is shining wherever you are Dear Reader. Somehow a bit of warmth on your back makes everything seem so much better don’t you think? It’s the weather for barbis, Pimms on the lawn and time spent with friends and I for one will be embracing it with gusto. Just for a change!
**Please excuse the above slightly phallic Lily (given some of the above text) – but isn’t it a lovely colour…