I had a wonderful afternoon on Saturday. I was actually just ME, for a whole afternoon. It was wonderful. Daddy P works such long hours that I rarely get the opportunity to have any sort of social life that doesn’t involve my son these days.
His niece recently celebrated her 40th birthday, it’s quite strange to think she’s only 5 years younger than me! Anyway, she decided that she wanted a girls-only trip out for an Afternoon Champagne Tea at The Old Parsonage in Oxford. I loved the idea, persuaded Daddy P to rejig his work schedule so he could look after my son for a few hours and said yes – count me in!
The only problem with going out with family is that they have already seen the vast majority of my wardrobe, so what to wear? on a budget 🙁
I’d had a few pennies land in my bank account unexpectedly so I didn’t feel so bad about treating myself to an absolute bargain in Karen Millen, £45.00 from £160.00 – couldn’t resist, it’s black and white so good for lots of different events. Also meant I’d got shoes and bags aplenty at home so easy to accessorize. Even Daddy P couldn’t fault my rationale. I dusted off my favourite heels and was ready to go 🙂
So on a lovely, sunny, Saturday afternoon in July, fourteen ladies went off to Oxford for a wonderful afternoon tea. We arrived early, so treated ourselves to Gin and Tonic’s (me!) and Pimms on the terrace, before being escorted inside to our private room. Our Champagne arrived, along with a wonderful selection of sandwiches, scones and little cakes. This was followed by tea or coffee.
We all had a great time, it was so nice not to think children, talk children or be surrounded by children. Just for a few hours, just to be me.
The only thing I forgot to do was take a photo to record the moment!