Here are a few pics from yesterday. I had a lovely day at the Brackenborough Arms Hotel near Louth in the company of the National Association of Ladies Circles. It was their Summer Rally organised by the Grimsby Branch, and I was the guest speaker. I had a great time, they made me very welcome, and I really enjoyed myself. It's not very often I go to a posh do, so this was a nice change.
I dug out my frock from the back of the wardrobe, this is the one I wore for my first visit to the Savoy Hotel twenty years ago. It has sentimental value, and I was proud to wear it again. I deliberately wore my little black boots which I got from a car boot sale for £2, even my pants were given to me. I also wore my hand made necklace, earrings, and bracelets, and took a hand made bag, and of course my home made visor came in very handy in the glorious sunshine. In fact nothing matched at all. I noticed one or two strange looks at my feet, but I felt great. My outfit was in keeping with the theme of my talk of money saving, frugal living, and it's ok to be different.
Dont the ladies look lovely, some of the colours were stunning, it was difficult to say which were the nicest.
This beautiful gift of flowers was presented to me at the end of my talk, aren't they lovely. I am now going to put them into a vase, they will look nice in my front window sill, I will share them with everyone passing by.
I must say, the talk went down very well, the ladies were laughing that much I am sure some of them were almost crying. I think I shocked them a little, and the poor male hotel waiter who stayed in the room to listen, didn't know where to put his face, talk about blush, ha ha. As with all my talks, it's the audience that makes it a success or not, they were a fantastic audience.