Candice: As my writing partner has pointed out, he’s not really a christmas party man. However, I like some shape throwing and love the concept of Christmas, so I’m kinda in my element. (Do the expressions “chalk and cheese” come to mind – though I think it’s the contrast with having the same stupid sense of humour that makes the writing work).
Anyway, a key part of the whole process is the outfit. Every year I say to myself, I’ll just get one of my old numbers out and that will be fine.
But as the day approaches I realise I’m bored out of my mind with that dress I wore twice last year, so have to have something new.
Where I am working at the moment, the shopping is poor. This leads to mad sessions on the internet when I get home, ordering stuff from websites. The other half has been at home so he’s chief receiver of my many parcels (to the point I got a, “You’ve ordered alot of new clothes recently” to which I sweetly replied, “But they’ve mostly gone back.” Flutter eyelashes) Debenhams sent me five different dresses in three different parcels for a mad trying on session the night before the event.
I’m not alone in this though. We went to a ball on Thursday and I had panicked call from the sister, saying can I come around to assess her new purchases as she’d had a last minute internet moment too. Lucky Debenhams is all I can say!
So I might like the whole party concept but the reality it is just as stressful for me, in a whole different way.
Don’t even get me on shoes and accessories.
Ah well, at least this year I came up with a corker. Though my facebook photos are going to look abit samie as I’m going to three events, all with different people, so I can reasonably wear it to all three. Or maybe not….. asos where are you!