The other night I pretended I was Cinderella and went to a ball.
I was assisted along the way by a couple of fairy godmothers. One who gave me a beautiful dress. It was white, knee length in an empire style with black, fuschia embroidery and small beads, with a side fuchsia pink ribbon and the other was
a friend who waved her magic and gave myself and Pirate Mick haircuts and pinned up my hair in a beautiful side bun with curls.
Once dressed Pirate Mick and I got to the ball, which was held at Waltham Windmill Golf Club, at just after 7pm and was given a glass of champagne on entry. We met up with our friends and after a few moments of social chit chat it was announced that dinner would be served.
We had already chosen our courses so just had to remember them!!For starters I had a salad and Pirate Mick had pâté. The portions were huge and it was delicious.
For main I had chicken in apricot and Pirate Mick had halibut. There were plenty of vegetables in tureens on the table and very tasty new and roast potatoes.
For dessert Pirate Mick had profiteroles and I had a trio of desserts. This was accompanied with ice cream and strawberries. It was a beautiful meal and finished with crackers and a wide variety of cheese and then coffee and chocolates.
There were a few bottles of wine ordered for the table, jugs of water and I did have a couple of cheeky cocktails.
After a charity game of reverse bingo, where you stand up until your number is called on your bingo card and then you sit down, it was onto the dancing and dance I did until the carriages (well car!!) arrived in the early hours.
After the ball was over and we were safely home, I took off my dress and had to take out my hair pins and it reminded me of the old music hall song:
‘ After the ball was over Nellie took out her glass eye, Put her false teeth in water Corked up her bottle of dye. Put her false leg in the corner, Hung up her wig on the door. All that was left went to bye byes, After the ball ‘
Sparkle Hugs and Glitter Kisses xxx
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