25 July 2008

The Hen Party is Nearly Here!!!!!

So my first of two hen parties is this Saturday and I have to say that I am very much looking forward to it! Well… so long as the mysterious pains are kept at bay. I’m sure a healthy dose of champagne will help me forget all about them even if I am suffering that night. Our plan is a boat trip followed by dinner and then some very silly dancing and general falling over later in the evening. I’m having an 80s theme and I’ve just managed to get my costume put together – there will be neon colours, legwarmers, shoulder pads and big big hair involved but you’ll have to wait for the next blog to see it in all it’s technicolour glory!

I’ve had quite a lot of fun putting together party bags for everyone that’s coming. My
favourite thing of all has to be the jelly shots I made up to include in the bags. They are a secret recipe (mostly because I was a little tipsy at the time of making and I can’t actually remember everything I put in!) and I had lots of fun getting them just right and testing them once they were set – with many thanks to the lovely Anabeee who came and helped (and no! of course we aren't drunk in that photo!).

I do have to say I’m a teeny tiny bit worried about the whole hen party thing as I have heard rumours of a party bag that’s being made just for me. I don’t quite know exactly how keen I am to see the contents as it's my darling sister and my best mate putting them together and I know they are likely to go a little OTT! Ah well… humiliation beckons. These things happen, but I would like to be able to show my face out and about in Belfast again!

24 July 2008

The Past Few Weeks

I’ve not been on here a lot this month. I had a glorious 2 weeks of work as our office closed for the 12th July holidays. Unfortunately I spent one week in agony and I’m still suffering from mysterious abdominal pains. The lovely doctors in A&E ruled out appendicitis thank goodness but they had no idea what was causing the pain so I had the option of staying in the hospital stuffed full of painkillers where they could keep a bit of an eye on me or I could go home with loads of painkillers and at least be miserable in the comfort of my own home. I chose the latter and I’ve been holed up in my parents’ house feeling rather sorry for myself.

I suspect the major culprit is stress. I may have mentioned once or twice before that I’m quite a stressed person in general but with all the doings that need done in the run up to the wedding I feel like I’m turning into a time bomb that will explode at any minute. Thank gawd I have some very understanding friends and family and a very very very patient husband to be!

I’ve had my first dress fitting and all went well – I just need about 6 or 7 inches lopped off the bottom of the dress to stop myself from tripping head over heels as I try to walk anywhere in it! My next fitting is in a couple of weeks time and I’m very excited to see how it’s coming along. There will be one more fitting after that to make sure that everything is perfect and then I get to take it home. I will have to leave it safely in my friend’s house away from prying eyes and cigarette smoke and also to stop me from being tempted to try it on every 5 minutes and parade around the house in it!

The bridesmaids have now all been for their fittings too. 2 out of 3 need absolutely nothing done to their dresses and the third needs hers taken in (the bitch!!!!!). Hahaha… she will know who she is when she reads this and she knows I love her really! I’ve been told by my own dressmaker that I’m not allowed to loose any more weight or my dress won’t fit around the bust and it would be a nightmare (not to mention rather expensive) to take in in time for the wedding. Ho hum… I will just have to keep up the arm toning exercises and cut down on the aerobics.