Posted on September 24, 2013
I’m not sure about all you other ladies out there, but I love a great day out with my girlie friends. (We just don’t do it often enough!)
Well, last week, I had the pleasure of being invited to The North East Ladies Day (NELD), by Janice Auton, Director of Not Just Any Wedding and Poppys Hairdressing. A huge thank you to Janice. I had a great time and met some lovely people.
What a fantastic afternoon out at Hardwick Hall: champagne on arrival, wine on the tables, a gorgeous 3 course lunch, a fashion show by Joulani of Darlington and Jenny Eclair was a very funny guest speaker. All of this, plus the amazing charities that NELD raises money for. There were raffles and some fanastic Grand Draw prizes. In fact Val Boyers, who I’ve met several times and had the delight of sitting on the same table as, won a handbag worth over £100. Val is an amazing singer, and it was wonderful to hear her beautiful tones on arrival. Val is a lovely person, if anyone fancies live acoustic music for any occassion, Val is your lady. Such a gorgeous voice.
While there I thought, this is such a fab day out for a group of girlies. I was actually driving, (another blog post for another time – but I’ll tell you about my little September detox and how I’ve lost a stone through NOT drinking!!) so I couldn’t enjoy the wine that was on offer, however, I had such an uplifting fun time. I will definitely be getting a table next year with some of my girlie friends.
I mean, come on, what more do we want: an excuse to get dressed-up, champagne, wine, good food and a good laugh … perfect.
Please check out The North East Ladies Day for 2014. Defo, worth thinking about for any occassion: hen-party, birthdays … or just because you can!
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