I love a fancy dress party. So I went all out on Saturday at an 80’s themed party (the decade, not the age). I’m talking zebra print dress, black leggings, gold boots, candy pink leg warmers, arms covered in plastic bangles, lots of pink and blue eyeshadow and half a can of backcomb spray in my hair topped off with a scrunchy. I felt about 12 years old. Up until the point when, midway through 99 Red Balloons, I jumped a little too enthusiastically and felt my knee go. Suddenly I was 45 again, in terrible clothes, holding a bag of frozen peas to my leg. Not quite the knees up I had in mind.

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  1. How funny! I was at a fancy Mad Men themed party last week which was so much fun! Something about fancy dress… brings out the silly side in everyone. Hope your knee heals soon! x

  2. Haha, come and see me !

  3. bobbi ashabranner

    Love it! I am an almost 70 year young retired Wine Agent in the US (pensioner) who has a primary budget of enjoying wine. It is a hoot to share views with laughter. My maternal family are South East Kent (Snodland). I understand the knees and I understand that leggings are not necessarily one size fits all. My shoes of choice are trainers. Cheers….

    • Helen McGinn

      Thank you! Lovely to know you are reading from afar! Hope to keep you laughing. And yes, am going to stick to trainers for a while.

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