Beauty in the Ordinary

This is not about being brilliant, or extraordinary, it's not about wanting to be famous, or making headlines, or trying to impress...this about sharing a 'gift' each day with the world...to lift the spirit of people when they read this blog, to show them the beauty in the ordinary.
"And above all, watch with glittering eyes the whole world around you because the greatest secrets are always hidden in the most unlikely places. Those who don't believe in magic will never find it." Raold Dahl

Sunday, October 28, 2012

It's That Time Of The Year Again

poet, 
hostess-extrodinaire

is throwing her annual Bash-Of-The-Year

WILLOW MANOR BALL 2012



In past years I've been escorted by the gentlest of men:


the most silent of men:


But this year, I've decided, it's the year for
(ever-so elegant drumroll please....)


 Fleming

Ian Fleming


of course he collected me in the
Aston Martin

 we drove all night to arrive ever-so fashionably late;
timed perfectly for us to make our dramatic entrance 
to play the gown to full effect...


Ian, of course, dressed to the nines
was not about to be upstaged by a slip of a girl...


but the best...the best of the best was the dancing

oh, how we danced...


...a touch too much Absinthe do you think Tess?


Thank you again Darling Tess for the Blogtopia event of the year.
See you for brunch and scuttlebutt very soon!

35 comments:

  1. Oh dear.....move over, honey.....I may need a bit of that curb...........

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    1. That green stuff sneaks up on a girl doesn't it Mimi - LOL!

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  2. What a car and dress ~ I am tired myself from all the dancing ~

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    1. And Tess's dress...Scarlett herself couldn't have looked that stunning!

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    1. That green dress was amazing ReBelle - and you certainly were not speechless when the two trumpeters began duelling!

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  4. just like Ian to leave you in a heap.

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    1. First time I've ever heard the Aston called a heap Tom!

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  5. 'Dance with the lady with the holes in her stockings' (Joni Mitchell) - LOL

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    1. Help me I think I'm fallin' - but didn't it feel good?

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  6. Do dance my beautiful lady. And try to swirl trough the bad days of your life. Be strong and keep the stockings at the same location as you do your high heels. Try to swirl on a good based shoe so you can conquer the world.
    Wish you all the happy times. Oh and don't forget to look up and find His Good Grace.
    Wonderful hugs Dagmar

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    1. We are doing our best Dagmar. Good with the bad, rough with the smooth and all that. Kicking up our heels when we can.
      And yes...eyes and heart heavenward.

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  7. You did indeed make a grand entrance and your partner did not overshadow you although he looked rather dapper! Gorgeous gown!

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    1. How did I miss you Bee - which dress did you settle on?

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    2. At the very last minute the Audrey Hepburn Ambassador's Ball gown!

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  8. Oh Seamus! You don't mind if I take a turn on the dance floor with him, do you? Just one little dance. Oh. Swoon.

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    1. Was Seamus there again Tess?...Ian and I must have arrived after he left - we were oh so fashionably late we almost missed the whole thing!
      Kudos again dear girl - great bash!

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  9. all I can say is wow...loved this post. I'm thinkin' I'm followin'.

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  10. Welcome Laurel - No.200 - do you hear the marching band, see the ticker-tape fall, the fireworks launch. So happy to have you here!

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  11. That Gown!!! One of the best! As for me, I am exhausted. To much dancing, way too much absinthe!

    More than enough Jude!!

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    1. Good job it only happens once a year eh Helen...now to get into training for next year's event!

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  12. Glad you had a splendid time at the Willow Manor Ball. That gown was absolutely fabulous!

    I skipped it this year. My experience is that, with my very large paws, I step on too many others' toes, and occasionally break a foot (or two). I'm not a badly-behaved Bear — just too many people in too small a space.

    Besides, I prefer Mead to Absinthe.

    I trust you understand.

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    1. You were missed Rob-bear - although explanation is totally reasonable! We will have to get Tess to organize a larger dance-floor for next year!

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  13. Charming and that is the way every grand affair should end!

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  14. Margaret is right. If nobody ends up in the gutter, it can't have been much of a party, right? I do hope Ian came to rescue you, though. It's cold outside!

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    1. SL - being a girl of extraordinary resource, suffice to say I arrived home safely!

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  15. I may have to change my Compact Royce for that Aston.... Swoon! My feet are still on fire.

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    1. And how handsome you would look behind the wheel of the Martin Cro...just your cup of tea I think.

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  16. Lovely! both you and your date shined!

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    1. Why thank you Yoli - and congrats on winning the gift card!

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  17. LOVED your picture of 'After the ball was over! So apt! :)

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    1. That's how you tell if you've had a good time Trellisimo!

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  18. So pleased to have found your blog (via Helen's.
    Your photos are just divine, I particularly like the header one. But I have much more exploring to do......

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