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One of my closest friends, Bobski, got engaged earlier this year and despite seeing her very soon after and cooing over the ring with a celebratory drink I hadn't settled on what to get her to mark this very special event in her life.
Then I saw a top London hotel, The Montcalm, was launching an afternoon tea service so that was that! I invited her to attend afternoon tea with me where we could toast her engagement and gossip about potential wedding venues, themes, dresses etc.
Despite having been in a relationship with The Big One for over 10 years I do not have the white wedding/blushing bride gene however that does not detract in any way my enjoyment of listening and planning with friends when they are (increasingly) headed for that flower adorned aisle.
She has some lovely ideas of how to make their day special and I've been commissioned to make cup-cakes for the day along with another girl in place of a wedding cake. I'm hoping I can make some bunting for her too if it fits her theme.
We maintained extreme lady like behaviour for as long as we could and were having a great giggle but it could not be denied that by the end we were STUFFED! Full of finger sandwiches, cream scones and chocolates!
It doesn't look like much but we were both slumped on our little sofa in the foyer afterwards doing some deep breathing!
"One loyal friend is worth ten thousand relatives."-Euripides