Tuesday, 25 March 2008

Lady Bountiful in the Languedoc


Easter Sunday found yours truly relaxing in the spacious bathroom of Le Chateau, a glass of agreeably chilled Manzanilla sherry to hand, thoughtfully provided by the recent Spanish guests. Enjoying a rare moment of tranquility and calm and contemplating the previous nights party I reflected on how fortunate I was to be able to celebrate in such lovely surroundings. The balloons had stayed up, I had managed to keep hidden my precious supply of Cadbury's mini eggs, all in all a great success.

So what now ? the party's over, in every sense of the word. The wide panelled hallways had echoed to frenetic music, gyrating hips to well known songs, glasses of champagne spilling onto the tiles, peels of loud laughter. My new Godin stove had risen magnificently to the occasion, glowing beautifully and emanating the most wonderful heat. I had glided up and down my marble staircase, Lady Bountiful, if only for a few brief precious hours resplendent in Granny's jewels.

Next week Lady Bountiful will have a new identity.

Such is life.

11 comments:

Pondside said...

Nothing like a BIG party to shake things up and cause a little post-party introspection. A new identity?? Can't wait to hear more.

Zoë said...

Hope you had a fabulous birthday, what are you going to metamorphose into?

muddyboots said...

nowt like a BIG party is there?

LittleBrownDog said...

Sounds like a jolly good party, Sally, and I bet you looked resplendent in the family jewels. But, hang on... come to think of it, where was MY invite? (cue metamorphosis into 13th fairy at Sleeping Beauty's christening...0


(only joking! Hope you had a fabulous time. J xx)

Sally's Chateau said...

No new identity, no fabulous metamorphosis, just Lady Bountiful's gown shrugged off for a short while !!

Un Peu Loufoque said...

A quelle chance!!

Westerwitch/Headmistress said...

Sounds like it all went well.

snailbeachshepherdess said...

sounds very enigmatic

Elizabethd said...

Sounds like a fun party, and how wonderful to have sherry provided, thoughtful guests. Do they know that it is almost impossible to find in France?

mountainear said...

Sounds wonderful - the perfect party.

Back to reality next week?

Cait O'Connor said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Hope the metamorphosis is painless.