Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Suzy's Blog

French sofas, shoes and Les Miserables 

It is now day seven of my miserable no cake, chocolate or biscuits diet, (I am, of course, still allowing myself alcohol) and I have now reached the severe withdrawal stage.  I should have realised I was at crisis point when the chocolate candle became the fragrance of choice and the dogs bonios started to look appetising!....I wouldn't mind all this were it not for the fact that, after all this effort, denial and self discipline, (a new thing for me, I have to say) I feel absolutely no different....boo hoo!!
Anyway, enough of all this poor me routine, I have had one major indulgence this last week, (which is helping take my mind of choccy) in the form of an exquisite antique french sofa.  This spectacular thing of beauty is residing grandly in my sitting room in all its gorgeousness, oozing sex appeal, (well it is french after all!) and making everything around it wilt in its presence. It almost  seems to be saying, 'don't dare sit on me'!!...Just have to hope my cat takes note, as she's rather partial to a cosy nap on a sofa,but then she's Persian so she probably doesn't understand french!!..
At least I can sit for a moment on it !!

Continuing on a french theme, I just have to pay homage to another recent acquisition, shoes. Utterly beautiful and very Parisian....Aren't I a lucky girl!! All I need now is a suitable occasion to wear them at.
Please excuse my final comment, but I just can't resist finishing on a very apt quote, (although I don't think she did actually say this) from Marie Antoinette....'Let them eat cake'!....Oh yes, could you make that a double chocolate one, please!!
Happy days and....Au revoir!!..

Saturday, 11 May 2013

Suzy's Blog

Sunshine and champagne

Just when I thought it would never happen summer seems to have arrived..(well for the last three hours anyway) In order to make the most of it, and following the best bit of health advice I've ever read, (apparently champagne is now considered to be good for us) I decided to raid the rack and open a bottle of bubbly.  So here I am enjoying a warm sunny afternoon with a book and a glass of champers...bliss!!

I'm hoping this is just the start of a month of celebrations, worthy of a bit of cork popping.  After a disappointing start when I was unable to make a 'page 3' reunion dinner in London, I now have a couple of interesting events to look forward to. (may still get to wear my new frock after all!)
Something I'm definitely not celebrating is the news delivered by the vet that Olive, my lovely sweet Shar Pei has been diagnosed as being almost completely deaf.  'Poor little thing', said my Mum, sympathetically, 'she'll now have something in common with your Dad'..

.. Hmmm! I always thought it was a bit of selective deafness with my Dad, funny how he never seems to have a problem hearing the football commentary!...
Oh well, on that note I'd better get back to my health initiative before the bubbles go flat. That certainly wouldn't do, would it!!.
Talking of sunshine , which appears to be a distant memory at the moment .....Here is another distant memory ....!!

Have a lovely  weekend, and make the most of any  sunshine...
Sue x
Ps Oh dear, should have posted this earlier, it's now raining....Back to the wellies!!