Sunday, 4 March 2012

Two Weeks!

I can't believe how quickly two weeks can pass. It certainly doesn't feel like it's been two weeks since I went on that beautiful walk with my family, or two weeks that I last looked at my blog. Where does time go?

I'm sorry to say that I didn't go on the walk last Sunday as I suggested I would. We had a better offer - Lunch at mum's. Who can turn down mum's home cooked Sunday lunch? Todays excuse is a little weaker. It's absolutely raining buckets here. This does not make for an enjoyable walking experience.

I've had a crazy couple of weeks at work which have left me too tired to spend any time here. So busy that until today I didn't realise it had been two weeks.

So other than working, I had a great day yesterday taking the teenager prom dress shopping. Prom is a fairly new phenomena in the UK but the bridal shops have huge ranges of dresses and a great system of making sure girls don't turn up at their prom in the same dress as someone else. If a dress is bought they list the school and the dress code and don't let anyone else from the same school buy the same dress. What a great idea.

I thought it was going to be difficult finding a prom dress and our day was going to be spent trailing from one bridal shop to another as teenager hated puffs, flowers, frills and bright colours - everything a prom dress is. Luckily the second shop we went in, and only the third dress she had tried on that day, was her perfect dress. Her eyes lit up and she just glowed when she put it on. I felt my throat constrict as I fought not to cry, after all she isn't getting married, but she looked like a princess, my little girl growing up. The dress is simple, straight and very classic. I'm so impressed with her taste and style. I don't want to show you the dress just yet, but I will leave you with an image, the total opposite of her style. Very big and showy.

So what have I missed in the last two weeks?


  1. My girls had the first proms of their schools. My eldest made her dress. She hated the ones in the shops at the time (1990's). My youngest had a better choice and also had a limo to collect her, thanks to the young man escorting her. His father owned a wedding fleet. Ah the memories. You wait, my eldest got married, that is another emotion and dress altogether!
    Looking forward to seeing your pic of your girl.

  2. My two are thinking about Prom this year. One already has her dress (a charity shop bargain), which is a classic, and sounds like your girl's. The other one is scouring the internet for vintage 50's dresses, so there'll be no shopping for us :-(

  3. I worked at a bridal shop in college and they did that for prom, too, made sure no one from the same school got the same dress.
    I look forward to seeing what your daughter picked. :)

  4. I'm not the girliest girl I know, but I love trying on dreses. I've been searching for matron of honour dresses recently, and I really hate that moment when they tell me to take the dress off again.

  5. I wish they had proms when I was at school, they look so very cool. Hope you get the perfect dress for your girl x

  6. Gah, I could never wear that pink dress. Too foofy. Glad she went for something else.

  7. Ahh. My girl and I went prom dress shopping too! She has gone for straight rather than meringue and looked so beautiful and grown up in it! Decided to rent rather than buy - OMG the prices!