Dressember Day 29: 18 Greeks walk into a Chinese restaurant in Scotland…

(Dress and belt: Christmas gifts from my parents; boots, River Island)

There’s no punch line to the title of this post, I’m afraid, because it’s not actually a joke: it’s just what we did last night. (And I feel duty bound to tell you that only around half of the assembled company were Greek or of Greek descent. That wouldn’t have made for quite as good a headline, though…) Don’t worry, we did call ahead to book a giant table…

The meal was a kind of last supper to allow us to say goodbye to Terry’s brother and his family, who headed back to Kent today after their flying visit. It’s very rare that the entire family get together like this – in fact, up until the surprise party this week, it hadn’t happened since our wedding – so a good time was had, and now we can all look forward to getting together again in another four or five years. Like many Greek people, Terry’s mum gets a lot of pleasure out of counting the number of people present at any particular gathering and announcing later “There were eighteen of us, you know!” so I’m sure she’s enjoyed the past couple of days, and as Terry’s other two brothers are staying on into the new year, there will be plenty more gatherings to come.

Meanwhile, as you can see, there are two of me in the images above, which I’m sure is a disturbing thought for anyone who knows me. The restaurant was a very casual kind of place, so I wore this grey jersey dress, which was one of my Christmas gifts from my parents, with my grey boots, which I get much more wear out of than the phrase “suede thigh high boots” might lead you to expect.

As for today’s dress, I’m afraid it’s going to have to go unrecorded: Terry, John and I have just taken Rubin for a long walk through the woods, so my black knitted turtle neck dress had to be accessorised with leggings, those rubber boots I’ve been wearing all month, plus, er, thermal underwear. Plus the usual coat, hat, gloves, three-pairs-of-socks that is part of my usual winter outdoor uniform. I couldn’t be bothered lugging the camera with me on our walk (Which was a mistake, because it was a cold, misty day, and the sun going down over the hills was just spectacular) and now that I’m home, the light inside the house will be no match for my all-black outfit, so I’ll simply leave you with Terry’s description, which is that I look like, “The Milk Tray man, only a woman.” Awesome.

One more day of Dressember to go!

  • I’m going to be a bit sad when December ends and your Dressember posts finish – they’ve been brilliant!

    December 30, 2010
  • Love the grey dress – your parents clearly have great taste.

    December 31, 2010
  • Panthera


    Aaaw, it will be sad to not be able to come here every day and see what you’re wearing today. And the shoe challenge is over too!
    Does this mean no more posts of Amber’s dress sense and pretty shoes?

    Here’s for the new year, and hoping you find another challenge so that I can look at your pretty pictures next year too!

    Have a great new years!

    December 31, 2010
      • Panthera



        January 1, 2011
  • You do know we all want your hair, don’t you? ๐Ÿ˜‰
    oh and the Frock Friday thing, I may join the trend, what the heck!

    December 31, 2010
  • I LOVE your hair ๐Ÿ™‚ It is absolutely beautiful ๐Ÿ˜ฎ
    Your parents have good taste, love the dress too!! ๐Ÿ™‚

    December 31, 2010
  • I really thought there was going to be a “I whip my hair back and forth” reference in this post. Not sure I’m proud or disappointed that there’s not. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Thought about doing Frock Friday, but just not sure I should commit what with the bebe and not leaving the house ever. Which is probably why I SHOULD commit, but I’m not that ambitious.

    Merry Christmas, Amber!

    January 2, 2011
  • Jasmine


    Wow your hair looks like fire!

    January 3, 2011
  • so simple but so elegant. ๐Ÿ™‚

    January 6, 2011