The first good news of the day is as follows...
and our man from the Met Office (who gamely spent yesterday cutting out butterflies for the bunting) tells us a chance of showers later today but the rest of the weekend looks set fair. Now for once, if this is wrong the very good thing is we have him to hand and can slap him, as in yes, let's shoot the messenger.
In amongst yesterday's hive of industry were Flower Show deliberations around our entry depicting a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical. Now I won't deny that I have been eyeing up the wheat in the field and thinking..
..why not just choose the easy life, stick a load of it in a jar, say it was corn, add an elephant's eye, a fringe from Surrey and voila Oklahoma done and dusted, but no it has to be The Sound of Music.
An intrepid foray into the loft has found the puppets, the nuns and the bride have been made, as have the brown paper packages tied up with string, I'll chop the whiskers off a cat if I can catch it (joking, joking) and I have had a 6am text message from Fran HB "Head Arranger" asking for some blue ribbon, as in 'blue satin sashes'. Also sourced are a cow bell, Tyrolean hats and some Devon Edelweiss (new species)
Justine and I have masses to talk about, not only her Coco year and some interesting updates on her other books but I'm also hoping for some hot fashion tips... I mean maxi dresses, really??
All over again??
And what's with the shorts with tights??
Do they know we blazed a trail with Hot Pants and bare legs in the middle of winter??
Even better Justine has a very exciting surprise lined up... now I'll let you in on it if you promise not to tell anyone because it's a secret. Boxes of Chanel white fabric camellias have been sent from Paris and will be given away with each purchase of her book.
I'm also more than excited to have lent my tent out to Badaude for her talk at 3pm on Saturday and she'll be drawing things I expect.
Righto me hearties, it's now 07.19 and I smell the eggs and bacon...more later.