And the enjoyment you get afterwards from that hot shower and soft warm comfy bed ... indescribable. Going without modern day life's luxuries is a sure fire guaranteed way to give one a renewed appreciation of these things. Water on tap? fluffy dry real towels and not those pathetic thin camping versions of towels... whatttup? Pure bliss!
My cargo pants? held up very well and were comfy and hardy. But the cargo pockets... I found the reality of having bulky things like cameras bashing against your legs while hiking is kinda extremely annoying, yeah, so those oh-so-sturdy side pockets ended up holding nothing more substantial than a few muesli bars and my sunnies, hehe.
About the royal wedding!! Did everyone else enjoy it as much as I did? I loved her dress. I thought it very Princess Grace, and just perfectly elegant and demure. The whole ceremony itself was sheer enjoyment to me, from beginning to end, and I will admit to the odd tear in the old eye, must be my English heritage stirring up long-forgotten patriotism still residing way down deep in my breast... (sigh)
But back to serious sartorial matters, that bridesmaid's dress?! LOVED it. I'm just hoping a pattern company sets to and makes a paper pattern version asap, wasn't it just divine...? I can't decide if my favourite view was the front, with that elegantly draped neckline and pretty little cap sleeves, or the rear view with that long line of fabric covered buttons providing a lovely focal point of interest. Often the rear view of a gown is neglected, and it is important, especially for wedding garments, to remember that the rear view of the gown should be interesting because it is the one everyone is looking at for most of the ceremony.
It's funny, the girls in our family were like, ohhhh, that bridesmaid's dress, sheer perfection, no?; whereas all the males were like, woah check out the bridesmaid, she's hot!!
(royal wedding pictures from somewhere on the internet, picked from thousands...)