It is a combination of being on iron tablets that are playing havoc with my, ahem, shall we say "insides" and the fact I've eaten non-stop today.
We had my aunt, uncle and cousins over for lunch today and had a thoroughly wonderful time. I made the food last night (massive vat of chilli and my "famous" trifle which is known to my immediate family as Gem's Trifle Crawford*) and blitzed the house, which meant I was freed up today to be sociable and chilled out and the madness of yesterday paid off.
My cousins are now both in their teens but nine years ago they were my bridesmaids, along with my sister Anna.
We took an up-to-date pic of us today and I love comparing us now to how we were then, although it is slightly depressing at the same time. I. Feel. Old. Please excuse the face I am pulling on my wedding day, think I was over excited.
There we were then, on August 17th 2002.
|Young sweet and naive. Them, I mean, not me!|
|Yes of COURSE that is a cherry tree shop dress. |
Originally Boden, I got it from Oxfam for £6.
And I couldn't finish my brief blog update (brief as I am exhausted and forcing myself to have an early night) without mentioning the cheeky children. The Prince pranced around in his Hawaiian shirt and the Princess actually wore a dress. It's one I picked up for a reduced price in a boutique on the Isle of Wight two years ago and am thrilled it still fits her.
|He was charming my cousin at this stage, hence the casual look|
|She was being silly and writing down naughty things. Her favourite pastime.|
* It is called Trifle Crawford for the following silly reason. Remember the scene in the Royle Family where Grandma is staying over and she talks about how her doctor is called Michael Crawford? She finds it really amusing and keeps reliving the story to the rest of the family. Anyway, in her accent, the name "Michael Crawford" really tickled me for some reason. I thought Michael sounded a bit like Trifle, so my trifle is now called Trifle Crawford, which you must say in the same Northern accent. If you've never watched this show, you will be sooo lost and think I am a nutter. Which you possibly do anyway. Ho hum.