October 12, 2011

Willow Mannor Ball 2011

The prestigious ball is upon us once again, and with great delight (it's the only night of the year I'm out in style) and huge bucket loads of champagne, I'll dance the night away.

I attend this year again, with gorgeous Australian, Simon Baker, star of the big screen and my naughty dreams. My husband may have thought that I was listening intently to his recent fishing tales, but my mind was focused solely on the ball.  It is the only night of the year where Simon and I say 'stuff the spouses', give them some fib about the car breaking down or a kitten drowning or something and meet up for our October tryst.

Anyhow, this year I chose a black, daring dress - to match my soul - while Simon chose to go a bit more casual.....well, it's a nightmare trying to rip that dickie and sash off him after midnight. I'm looking forward to a couple of classical dances. I'll request the orchestra play 'The Blue Danube' for our first dance as he's likely to neck more champagne after a long twirl and the more sozzled the better! Anyhow - I'll no doubt bump into (literally!) you at the ball, so Simon and I look forward to meeting you and your partners and of course, to exchange compliments of the ball gowns  (if anyone wears the same outfit as me there'll be fireworks!) See you there.....don't be late!

My date:




My shoes:         







My earrings:   

My evening purse: 



Our entrance:

And to end the ball, my son's band CASINO, will play their classic finishing song.....# won't close my eyes Until Sunrise . If only the ball could last forever......!


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21 comments:

Deborah said...

Good choice! ... you make a lovely couple :o)

Catfish Tales said...

Oh, I concur!

Bee's Blog said...

Wow - what an entrance!

Tom said...

you look quite lovely...and if your date gets too sozzled, we can prop him up in a corner and wander down to the river to watch the submarine races.

Yoli said...

Oh your date is gorgeous! Great choice. I am with you on the glazed look over fishing tales.

Helen said...

What is it about Australian men? Can't resist them. You looked quite elegant .. I did see those earrings poking out from that lovely head of hair!

mybabyjohn/Delores said...

I keep trying to assess your outfit but my eyes keep wandering to your escort.

Mimi Foxmorton said...

Ah luv......if ONLY the ball could last..............

Lovely choices!, indeed!

~Mimi

thingy said...

Oh, he is handsome. Lovely, lovely.

Amanda said...

oh i am envious of your hunky date......i remember him from that movie with anne hathaway, the devil wears prada?

have a blast, dahling - and thanks for popping over for a visit at my place!

Robin said...

Lena....didn't we have fun last night! Your date was a handsome *devil*... and I loved your ensemble! I need to branch out a bit from my *Classical World*...but when one works for an Opera Company, one meets Opera Singers and Musicians.
Mr. Hampson (Date #5) is a dream.... great voice, great bod and all around good guy....

I see you are a Scottish *Lass*....I almost invited our last Music Director, Donald Runnicles as one of my dates! He still spends a great deal of time in your fair land!

Hugs to you - and see you next year!

♥ Robin ♥

p.s. Your son and his band are awesome!

Cheryl Cato said...

Love the music my Casino! I look forward to meeting you at the ball. Simon is a hunk!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

wow! :-)

JJRod'z

Pam said...

I thought I heard another Australian accent at the ball! Couldn't believe it was our Simon.I noticed when I was talking to him you were there at his side in a flash, and that arm was looped more than firmly through his! Such a wonderful time at the Manor - you looked divine.

LadyCat said...

You look great in your black dress and gorgeous accessories. I love the tassels on your shoes. And Simon is a dream date! Great music : )

Margaret said...

Whew. I'm not wearing your dress (I think you would have scratched my eyes out!) and I love the tassel. Australian accents - gotta love them. Isn't Russel Crowe Australian and Gerard Butler? I adore listening to them. They are here at the ball as well. Your escort does look quite elegant and all they ladies are enjoying watching him dance. (and some men too, I might add)

Carrie Burtt said...

Can I have a whirl on the dance floor with your date? You can dance with mine...:-)

Lena said...

Deborah - aw, thank you. He has better curls than me!

Shers - I concur your concur. Thanks....xxx

Bee - I know! The press were a ruddy nightmare -but hey! That's Willow Mannor's fame!

Tom - you're on! Going under......

Yoli - I'm always off somewhere when it comes to fishing tales.....I loved this journey though!

Helen - I think Australian men are the most gorgeous and funniest. Every woman has her favourite one!

Dolores - lol......! Can't be helped!

Mimi - thank you!

Thingy - DDG from his curly hair(s) to his curly toes!

Amanda - Spot on! To actually see more of him (literally) try his 2008 rom com called Sex and Death 101. Winona Ryder plays the mental love interest!

Robin - it was nice meeting you at the ball. I've bookmarked your blog address so I might pop over for a visit before the next ball! Thanks for the nice comments on Casino.

Cheryl - It was nice meeting you at the ball. You have exquisite taste, may I add!

JJ - Thank Yow!

Pam - I do get a little clingy when Simon's in a hall full of beautiful women but hey! - glad to show off my bit for Australia!

LadyCat - Thanks! I usually am not very good at outfit togetherness, so you reassured me!

Margaret - lol.....you know your date's a hunk when even the men jaw-drop when he enters the building!

Carrie - hope you had a nice dance with Simon. It was worrying though, when he asked you for a second one.....grrrrrrr....lol

Erratic Thoughts said...

Aaah!You are one after my own heart...Those earings!Aaah!
Ok,I'm in for the ball! :D

Dutchbaby said...

You look fetching in those shoes with your man! His smile makes me melt...

Lolamouse said...

I love those shoes! What a great time!