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"She seemed to come suddenly upon happiness as if she had surprised a butterfly in the Winter woods"
(edith wharton)


Sunday, 11 October 2009

Heaven was missing an angel... a faery tale come true ~ my time at the Manor Ball.

Reality leaves a lot to the imagination.

when Pam first invited me to THE MANOR BALL, I had absolutely no idea who to ask, until John Lennon contacted me and said he had heard that I needed a partner and he was willing to come back from Spirit just to accompany me!! i was in heaven, let me tell you.

I cannot believe it. he also said that i was not to worry my pretty little head, about what to wear as a dress was on its way to me at that very moment. All I had to do was worry about my hair!! My youngest daughter Sophie is truly a hair dresser extraordinaire.. and she styled my hair like this..

perfect for the flower child that I am

the dress arrived late yesterday and when I opened the silk lined box, I was in awe of what John had chosen for me.. it was perfect. He knows that I am not into pomp and ceremony and we all know that he does not give a damn about rules and regulations...

I'm not going to change the way I look or the way I feel to conform to anything. I've always been a freak. So I've been a freak all my life and I have to live with that, you know. I'm one of those people.

so he chose a dress that is nothing like the normal ball gowns..and I am honoured that someone as wise as he is , knew exactly what I would want to wear...

You don't need anybody to tell you who you are or what you are. You are what you are!

quickly dabbing Patchouli oil behind my ears, I stepped out of the door.. to see what had arrived to take me to the Manor Ball:

oh, my. I giggled like a school girl as I climbed in beside John. He had a grin from ear to ear..and as he leaned over to kiss my cheek, he handed me something to remember him by..


All we are saying is give peace a chance

as we arrived, we could hear strains of music..would you believe if I told you that the Beatles actually reformed?


oh and they had a little help from their friends, too.


food was simply elegant. simple as in organic, fresh and simply prepared. elegant in presentation. Jesus even arrived to turn the water into wine!!! And of course it was organic.


I believe in everything until it's disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it's in your mind

the venue was absolutely divine... no pomp and ceremony.. just simple candles, flowers and pure magick.. I felt like Cinderella or maybe I was really in heaven and this was all a dream.

A dream you dream alone is only a dream. A dream you dream together is reality.

all the words in italics are taken from those words that John spoke throughout the night...

20 comments:

Pam said...

Oh Robyn! How wonderful - a magical, magical event! Do you know that what you have described, down to the hair, gown,simple and healthy organic food, fairy lights and lanterns,is just what I wanted for my first wedding, and bowed to family pressure to something I didn't want. As I struggled with my veil I remember thinking, I just wanted free flowing with a little circle of natural flowers.Bless you Robyn - this is so very beautiful! xxxxx

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sounds like "everybody who is anybody" was there, including yourself, Miss*R!

willow said...

You and John are quite the sensation at the Manor Ball!!

I was completely shocked and delighted when Jesus showed up and blessed the wine. It does taste devine, does it not?

Your dress is so deliciously 70s, in fact, I had a gauzey one very much like yours, back in 1974!

Holly said...

You had a fairy good time I can tell!

Yoli said...

Very groovey!

Susie Hemingway said...

So charming and such a beautiful choice for your dress and fancy, I noticed that dear John Lennon was there, chatting away, I love the necklace or was it a bracelet John brought you and the way your daughter did your hair, beautiful.
It was a great night!

Barry said...

Of course in that unique gown that John provided, I couldn't help noticing you at the ball.

I hope you save room for me on your dance card.

Linda said...

Oh my, my. Please come by and visit Linda#53 while you are at the ball. It will be really great to meet you and I would like you to enjoy some food and a martini when you visit. i am looking forward to seeing you.

Betsy said...

Wow...dreamy date! He'll probably sing to you all evening! I'm going to be watching for that groovy van to pull up so I can see your entrance! All the ladies will be jealous...and want their turn at a dance! :)

...mmm... said...

JEsus?! Whoa. What a ball?!

Yes yo and John made wuite the couple. That dress is perfect. Very flowing.

Do come to Willow Manor's kitchen with john and we can discuss politics if he can behave himself! LOL.

Kathryn Knoll said...

You did enjoy, I can see. How very fun. Thanks for sharing. Imagine...

Linda - Gold Coast said...

Awesome!! I absolutely loved everything. I love John♥ perfect partner. Even though I didn't go to the ball this year, I felt like I did. Thank you Miss*R. Linda xoxo

Serena said...

OH, I loved reading this post as it is so much like a dream I would wish for myself. I've always been a flower-child at heart. Thanks for sharing this with us, Robyn ~ :)

Barbara Martin said...

Arriving in a love bus, wonderful. I'm glad to see you had such a good time with John.

Queenmothermamaw said...

I think you are beautiful. I am pleased to meet you. The ball is mystical and John is a great dancer. Have a drink with me and maybe we can get to know each other better.
QMM

Miss Sandra said...

I dreamed along with you. How lovely!!
xoxo
Sandra

gemma said...

OMG I have John Lennon quotes all over in my journals. Yay!! Glad you had fun at the Manor Ball. Looks like an enchanted evening!

Janet said...

What fun! I love everything about this post....the dress is fantastic! What a magical evening you had!!

Wendy said...

Oh Robyn, I absolutely love that dress!!! And your hairstyle and the music and the wine and the whole package!! How magical! I love your faery tale. Thanks for sharing with us.

kim said...

I this is one of my favorite posts of yours!