Welcome!Tue Feb 1, 2005 Miss Vicky
I must admit I'm a little emotional today. I mean, this is a momentous occasion. For Miss Vicky, anyway. Of course, it poses its problems as well. So many things to consider....
What does one wear to a "launch"? Especially a virtual one? Is the boa too much?
And why call this a launch, anyway? I much prefer "debut".
And what to serve? Tea? Champagne? Cocktails?
If only my gran were here to advise me. You remember her - married to a Brigadier General, Gran was quite the hostess. She could whip up a tray of canapes with a snap of her fingers. She had a true gift. My mother tells me I've inherited what she likes to call "the gran gene" (hence my request for a food processor on my 21st birthday and my obsession with table settings). I do hope she's right.
So, dear readers, welcome to the debut of Miss Vicky's Offhand Remarks. I hope you will find this space stimulating, entertaining, diverting and challenging. And I invite you to participate. Although I admit I am a tad independent, I do hate to be the only person talking at a party. I much prefer conversation to monologue. So feel free to jump in, suggest topics, throw out questions. And please, have fun!
Now.... Tea? Champagne? or Cocktails?