24 August 2012, 13:10
Hi Nightshifters :)
How are you all doing? I hope you've had a nice summer thus far, although obviously, this horrendous weather hasn't exactly made fun in the sun all that possible!
I've had a pretty busy summer so far.. Generally, it's a pretty mental time for me work-wise - I tend to holiday instead when the really dreich weather takes hold. I never understand why people leave the country when there is at least, a very slight possibility you might get some use out of your lounger in the garden! Don't get me wrong though, I have left my laptop documents and the Nightshift studio on a few occasions - particularly because now I appear to have reached an age where all my friends are getting married!
I had the pleasure of attending one of best friend Laura's nuptials recently, which was just lovely. She hadn't quite morphed into Bridezilla, but she had become pretty engrossed in spreadsheets, various forms of colour-coding, and had seemed recently to be constantly busy in a frenetic and industrious state of 'organising'. In short, I had high expectations, and she didn't disappoint. Upon arrival to the reception, all the ladies were presented with a long-stemmed red rose (when was the last time someone gave you one of them girls!?!) and could feast their eyes, and their taste buds on a giant, and I mean huge, pyramid of Ferrero Rocher chocolates! Amaze! Most thoughtfully also, if like me you like your liquor with a proper kick, you could add a splash of Peach Snapps to your arrival glass of champagne, or for those looking to pace themselves for the night ahead, you could add a dash of fresh orange. All very thoughtful - although I'm not sure my liver thought it was all that nice a touch the next morning - why am I so completely incapable of doing nothing in moderation!?! I should have taken a leaf out of my fellow Nightshifter Liam's book.. As a good friend of Laura's, naturally he too attended her nuptials, but I only saw him indulging in some frozen delights from the ice cream cart! He's clearly got self-preservation and self-control down to a fine art - weirdo! I must also give Liam some style points - he looked very dashing in a rather suave grey suit. Such a waste you don't get to see more of our good-looking coupons on the telly! Check out his blog for a pic of us together!
Congratulations must also be extended to Jim and Mhairi Coleman. Another weekend, another wedding, and this time I took a rather beautiful drive north to Kames church in Tighnabruaich, where Jim and Mhairi tied a traditionally tartan knot in a quaint church by the water. Their reception was held in a nearby marina, which was very pretty, although the temptation to highjack a speedboat after several glasses of champagne and two haggis balls almost overcame me.. Raucous Scottish country dancing, stunning Scottish scenery and a cute hotel made this a rather romantic and sweet setting for a wedding to remember. I can't wait to see all the official pictures.
Now, I know I just said I don't generally holiday during our great British summers, but I recently had a September holiday more or less decided for me. Yet again another close friend - this time Lauren - is tying the knot, but this time it's in Ibiza, as opposed to Glasgow! This means yet another wardrobe crisis - and the added pressure of getting bikini fit in just over a month or so! Laura's wedding saw me racing up and down Buchanan Street faster than Usain Bolt with less than 24 hours to go.. To purchase a thoughtful gift I hear you ask? No, don't be daft! I was trying to get an entire outfit and a hat AND shoes in my lunch hour. I honestly don't know how I'll cope in Ibiza even if I have packed more carefully than Noah did with his ark - what about issues of heat and humidity?! Okay, I'll stop moaning now - we can share some stories of weddings and late summer plans in general the next time I'm on The Nightshift. I'll let you get on with your own packing/wardrobe dilemmas for the moment. And if you're lucky enough to be getting betrothed this month have a wonderful day, and remember brides - every aisle's a catwalk ;)
Last updated: 24 August 2012, 13:54