Wednesday, 29 February 2012

PenDooooo Pt 1

There are 2 parts to this merely because I cannot keep up.  I do not have time (or the staying awake powers) after such an amazing weekend away to rush writing about it!  Plus there have been some seriously amazing blog posts to catch up with, and some husband-time to reassure him that I do remember him too and am not really planning on running off to live in Leeds with Penny and eat Mexican every night!

If you would like to know more in the meantime, please see here, here and here.  Never before have I felt like this about a random group of semi-strangers.  I cannot believe how simply lovely they all were are, not to mention the way Anna writes about us all, shucks!  ;)  To give you an idea of how easy it was to just sink into friendship with these amazing women - when arriving at the hotel and meeting up in Anna's room, the only one I hadn't previously met was the gorgeous Amy.  I tentatively asked "Are" when she stepped in finishing Amy for me as I was clearly not entirely sure.  I held out my hand to introduce myself and said nice to meet you and she immediately hugged me instead.  :)  Not only did we all just get along so well so quickly, (possibly helped by having read so much of each others' lives) but despite the fact that 3 sadly dropped out for various reasons, we decided to re-jiggle the rooms to share rather than enjoy a room to ourselves (with the exception of Amy who had a bad cough, poor thing).  It was just more fun that way - like a massive sleep-over!

I sent Anna a few photos at her request but there are plenty more to come - which they shall, on Thursday when I am off and can lie in and fully devote my time to writing about the shenanigans!  It may therefore be a little later than usual - I'll aim for 11am as I also promised Mum a long catch up phone call in the morning!

Oh and happy Leap Year day - I wish every leap year we would get the 29th Feb as a bank holiday so it really is an ACTUAL BONUS DAY that we could all DO something with.  Maybe something adventurous or out-with normal comfort zones seeing as it's a bonus and all!  Like other bank holidays but more exciting!  Or even just make an effort to do all the things you keep putting off, it would be so satisfying to get them done in this bonus, extra time.  You know, all those things you think you would be able to get done if only there were a few more extra hours in the day?  OK, I'm probably not making much sense any more but I think it's a great idea!  ;)

P.S. I've just seen there is a 29% discount at Oasis today - enter code LEAP29 to get the discount on all full priced items on the website, yay!  (My PenDo dress was from Oasis.)


Prettiest Hobo said...

Hey roomie, 29% off at Asos too xx

Kirsty | A Safe Mooring said...

Good tips, girls! I probably shouldn't be doing any shopping after Pen do literally cleaned out my bank account, but...

Looking forward to part 2! xxx

amy said...

Ooh ASOS too you say... Gemma would it be weird if I bought the dress you were wearing the other night?

I can't wait to see all the other pictures. I love nothing more than random pictures! Especially when they're linked to such fun memories.

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