Yay for Darla! And Yay for Joe (your story brought tears to my eyes Henri), and Yay for Chris collecting all that stuff. And another Yay for Besneys and Tammy connecting.
DH and I are carol singers at the town's annual Victorian Evening on Friday, and we have to be in costume. I got DH a top hat, and I found a cape for myself in a charity shop - it's handmade, brown velvet, just beautiful. I can't believe my luck.
I've converted a straw hat into a poke bonnet style with a big brown ribbon, I have my old green bridesmaid's dress and boots, and Grandma's lace table runner as a jabot. I have to work out how to curl my hair into ringlets.
I also have to lose a few pounds before Friday, because the dress is rather tight. I need all the room I can get for singing!