Bank Holiday busy-ness

I don’t seem to have any pictures of the girls in all their wedding finery over the weekend, which is a shame because they looked terribly grown up.

Both resisted the temptation to go for pink or frilly outfits, opting instead for more mature black – Millie even chose a trouser suit!

The wedding was that of the Lovely Melanie’s old university friend Wendy, and her fiancé Chris – brother of the husband of another old university friend, Jill. The wedding was down in Surrey, and quite impossible to get to without a car (which we don’t have). And it was a bank holiday weekend, so hiring a car was looking horrifically expensive (because we’d have to hire the car on Saturday and couldn’t take it back until Tuesday).

Fortunately, I had recently joined easyCar Club, which is one of these new business models where you can hire out your car when you’re not using it. It’s cheaper and more convenient, but most importantly, we could return the car at any time.

So it was that Saturday morning we were in Eltham, looking for a nice lady called Frances and her Renault Clio.

To cut a long story short, we found the car and got to the wedding without any problems. The wedding was lovely, and Millie danced pretty much the whole night away – even telling her mother what most of the songs were!

We were up early again on Sunday to return the car – another surprisingly easy experience, thanks Frances and easyCar Club!

wpid-20150830_184045_1920x1080.jpg After a wee nap to recover from the previous evening’s dance marathon we headed for a barbecue in Brockley, home of my old friend Jimmy Mac. Millie had been looking forward to this all week having fallen in love with Jimmy’s two labradors the previous weekend in Broadstairs. Here she is with them on Sunday.

Look at that smile – that’s a happy Millie. 🙂

wpid-20150830_182024_1920x1080.jpgAmber spent most of the afternoon jumping on a huge red beanbag, and both of them were commissioned to draw portraits of the other guests.

The Lovely Melanie eventually took them – and herself – home to bed, while I stayed behind and the party really got started, so Monday was a bit of a washout.

Will I never learn…? 😉


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