The second post of the day! An almost unheard of event.
So, I just paid the deposit on the first bit of our honeymoon. Yes, that would be the end of May 2013....
We are going on the Queen Mary II to New York - it's a complete other world. Almost literally from the size of it. It's like the Death Star. But hopefully more fun and with less chance of being throttled. Especially since I leave Lady Vader back in the office.
I practically had a melt down at the level of commitment this required (and yet marriage has no fears: weird) but my terror is definitely tinged with excitement.
Terror reached a new level however when I read about the wardrobe requirements. I begin to wonder what sort of pressure I’m putting myself under. A scruffy, dumpy girl who in the next year now has to find: (apart from 1 x wedding dress) 3 x balldresses, 2 x cocktail dresses and 2 x formal outfits. And accompanying shoes. And that's just for the evenings (breathe).
I have nothing in my wardrobe that will in any way meet these requirements: on the rare occasions we go out to dinner I wear a skirt and t-shirt if it's summer and a skirt and jumper if it's winter (or any season which may purport to be otherwise but is in fact flipping freezing). It's poor but it's all I know. All I can say is "Eeeeeekkkk". In a very high pitched voice and possibly rocking a bit.
And then there are the practicalities. How does one pack a bag which has to contain all of the above PLUS hiking gear for Big Sur and Yosemite? There are no luggage restrictions on the ship but there most certainly will be flying on to California and then home again to the UK. All I can think of is shipping my cruise wear back from New York when I get there but I'm not sure that's even possible/affordable. And assuming that I'm ever that organised that I own this fictional wardrobe in the first place.
I am going to put a paper bag over my mouth to breathe into, right now.