52 week photography project – Week 13: Self Portrait #2

Mother of the Bride take 2

Source: Week 13: Self portrait #2 Week  13 of our 52 week photography project had the theme of Self Portrait. We apparently will do a self portrait every few weeks and I've been assured it doesn't have to be an actual selfie, but a photo that says and shows something of ourselves. Our first week was also a …

Getting excited

Fiji countdown

Not long now..... Only a few more days until we leave for our daughter's wedding in Fiji. Only a few more days until we have the family together for the first time since last Christmas. Only a few more days until I can kick back, relax and laze around the pool. Who's excited with me??? …

Mother of the Bride update #4 – the final countdown

Mother of the Bride update for daughter's wedding in Fiji

Welcome to the latest update from the Mother of the Bride! As I sit here writing this update, the song playing on my random rock selection is The Final Countdown - I kid you not! I was searching for how many days until the big day and that song comes on - how random!!!  (Followed …

What It’s Really Like to be the Mother of the Bride | Bridesmaids Confession

As a mother of three daughters I was asked to write about weddings from the perspective of the Mother of the Bride. I'm thrilled to share it here, hot off the press, from Bridesmaids Confessions.  Just in time for Mother's Day next weekend! I'd love you to go and read the story by clicking the …

MOB fun with B2B – update #3

wedding, hair, planning, fiji

Welcome to the latest update from the Mother of the Bride! As you probably know by now, my MOB status has been restored with baby daughter's wedding planned for October 2017  - in Fiji!   It is a very small intimate affair with only parents, siblings, and a few close friends.  We are now looking at less …

MOB#2 update

Greetings fellow bloggers!  You may not know but my MOB status has been restored with baby daughter's wedding planned for October 2017  - in Fiji!   I've been told (by guess who?) that I've been very slack in keeping everyone up to date with news of this happy event. Hence this  post!! In my last post, The MOB …

The MOB returns

I'm baaack!   My MOB status has been invoked for the second time as baby daughter moves into the countdown zone.  And I couldn't be happier! We have a wedding planned for October 2017 in Fiji no less! And I'm told it will be a VERY small affair. So we are in countdown mode and the way this …

Drum roll please…..and the winner is

Sarah 1985

I wasn't expecting that! No really! That was my most viewed post of 2015. I've been looking at my blog stats for 2015 and have been very surprised about what featured in my top 10 of posts viewed.  Posts on babies and weddings collected the top votes based on what the stats show with running not …

MOB update #3 – Trials and chook runs

Update #3 from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) There are now just 33 days to go until THE WEDDING. My daughter, B2B and fiance G2B, and two of the beautiful bridesmaids have just been and gone!  We had  a weekend jam-packed with all things wedding related. As they all live a long way away …

MOB update #2 – to spray tan or not to spray tan?

Update #2 from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) My daughter, B2B, informed me a few weeks ago that the big day was less than 100 days away.  It's now way less than that.  Cue excitement levels rising!! I can't believe that time is flying by so fast.  She appears organised, so I'm feeling quite relaxed about it all …

Tea Time #12 – I’ve found IT!

Come on over to the Tea Party at Justine's Tea Time , I want to share with you my very exciting news! As we're now sitting comfortably and all have a delicious snack close to hand, superbly provided by the many other bloggers in attendance, (such as Desleyjane), and accompanied by Justine's delicious chocolate tea, or Lucile's …

MOB update #1

An update from Mother of the Bride (aka MOB) I am enjoying the planning that is going into our first family wedding and particularly my role as MOB. My earlier posts on this subject include Venturing into a brave new world and It's official - I've joined the MOB and they set the scene to some …

Venturing into a brave new world

Well...today I did something I've never done before, went somewhere I've never been before and entered dangerous new territory... I attended my first Wedding Fair! As you no doubt know by now, I'm the Mother of the Bride (MOB) and my daughter S, Bride to Be, (B2B) is getting married to B, Groom to Be (G2B) in November this year.  B2B wasn't …

Shall we dance?

I can't dance. And neither can my husband. This hasn't been an issue for most of our 35 years together, we both like music and enjoy watching others dance.  Sometimes we have been known to give in and just get up and join in but not very often! I have never felt confident dancing and …

It’s official – I’ve joined the MOB!

I'm now officially a card carrying member of the MOB.  That's Mother of the Bride (MOB) in case you're worried! Wedding date is set for later this year. My husband is now a FOB and the two sisters are SOBs.  Oh dear...it's going to be a long year at this rate! I'm excited 😊 Any tips …