Here's a full-length view of all my ruffles! Once I'd got used to having so much material around my legs it was actually very comfortable to wear.
Here I am with my Mum (the lady on the right of the picture) and our friends. I had to wear my highest heels so that the ruffles moved freely. As a result, I think I was about 6 feet tall last night. I certainly look very tall here!
The event was a formal meal at a local hotel. After the meal and all the speeches the ladies each received a present. These boxes contained a glass pendant made by a local craftsman. I discovered later that my immediate neighbour on the Close had made all the boxes and tied every ribbon. I'm glad that I took a picture before I opened it.
After all the formalities there was dancing until midnight. We didn't get home until almost 1.00 o'clock. My cat always waits up until we come home. He sits on a bedroom windowsill and looks increasingly anxious. He was very unimpressed with last night and got his revenge with "Wake up - I want breakfast" miaows this morning!