His idea of millinery is a million miles away from mine, but I let him have his fun.
So, having agreed to go along with his idea of hat creation he marched me into TK Maxx.
I have to say it was very difficult not telling the family and there were one or two occasions that I very nearly let it slip.); and then Robyn, so I really wasn’t worried about the creation that she would design for me. But we had a scream when she called with various hats for me to try, and I felt a bit like Goldilocks – One was too heavy, one was too small, but then the last one we tried was … Robyn said she would take a main colour from the dress material and contrast it with Ostrich quills that would be painted in some of the other colours from the fabric.It all sounded rather glamorous, and I began to wonder if I could live up to the obligation of looking like someone who would be presented to a member of the Royal Family. It all started unassumingly enough – My PA wasn’t due in until 9.30am … The morning progressed, and at 12.30pm my PA left for the day. There was nothing striking about the envelopes – a few brown ones, a couple of white ones, and plenty of Christmas catalogues which always arrive during that time of year, and that really was it.