On Friday night, I had a night out with "the girls". The venue was somewhere I love to go for a night out, Baldwins in Sheffield. Baldwins host theme nights. Its a great idea, you book a table or tables depending on the size of your party and turn up for a lovely meal, followed by dancing to a live band and a disco. The nights are very popular for special birthdays, works nights out, general get togethers etc. (I have to say I was very impressed with the young girl who was having her hen night here with her friends and relatives - so much more tasteful than trawling the streets getting hammered!) The atmosphere is great, they seem to have the knack of getting you into the party spirit straight away. The theme for our night out was "Ascot Ladies Day".
It struck me as I danced the night away, that the room was full of ladies ranging from short to tall, thin to plump, young to old, abled, disabled, black, white and everything in between that almost all of these ladies would have gone through a general crisis of confidence, the nightmare of "getting ready" that I had - piles of clothing on the bedroom floor that was too tight, not right, the face in the mirror not looking as it should, makeup only making it look worse! But every last one of them looked stunning, beautiful and amazing. As if Gok Wan had turned each and every one of them out! It was like a "Here come the girls" advert. Almost every one of them danced till late too - especially the table of 80 year olds. Wow!
Aren't women great!
My own attempt at glamour for the evening can be seen on the sidebar as I insisted on being photographed looking half decent for a change! I have to say, I was way under dressed! but my wardrobe caters for camping trips and not trips to Ascot!! I had a fabulous time.
PS my bargainous shoes £5 brand new Jane Shiltons are the most comfortable dancing shoes ever!