The lure of catching up with one of my senior stars is what kicked off a boozy weekend.
It’s been a while since I’ve drunk myself silly in 24 hours, but I had to make a few sacrifices for the greater good!
So the first wine started at Gail Dudeck’s garden party, I was in serious reporter mode but the conversation started flowing and I ended up sharing quite a few yarns over a few drinks.
It’s really nice just to chill and some of the best conversations always happen when you don’t expect them.
As always it’s a bit awkward being the youngest person in the garden but then everyone forgets about age and starts to open up.
Having a gander at the ladies gossip reminded me of my friends and how we would catch up over coffee.
There was laughter and lots of giggling they were chatting about the latest at the U3A, first loves and their husbands being in the boys club.
I brought out the Celebrate Living History of Frankston portfolio so they could have a look at some of the old photographs.
Some of the seniors remembered seeing Miss Frankton in her prime and chatted about how it was a shame we don’t dress up for special events at the beach now.
They talked about fashion and how some ladies don’t leave a lot to the imagination, somehow along the way inches were shortened and we started to reveal more and more.
As always I asked my favorite question “If you could turn back time what advice would you tell your younger self?”
One of my best answers was from Elizabeth Alexander who said “To not worry, when your young you worry all the time.”
This hit a chord with me later in the night where I was out celebrating my birthday at a nightclub with my friend Kate.
It was a stark contrast to a garden party with music blaring and 18 year-olds on the dance floor!
One of the dancers looked really uncomfortable while she looked pretty; she kept tugging at her skirt then pulling down her top.
She looked really awkward, she was smiling at her friends but once they glanced away she just looked worried.
If only Elizabeth could have been in the room I’m sure she would have told her to wear a different outfit, stop worrying and enjoy being in the moment.
Sometimes we worry about the little things in life and don’t realise its the moment that counts!
Victoria, Sue and Elizabeth
Gail and friends
My Birthday celebrations