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So where will you be?

So where will you be?

By Clare Sultmann

So where will you be? That's the question that many women, all of us grown up, mature adults, have been asking each other the past few days. For me, the 19 May 2018 has been locked in the diary for weeks.

As I sheepishly handed over 11 tiaras at the counter of the reject shop today I turned to the lady behind me and said almost apologetically: ‘Would you believe these are for a group of 40 something women. We’re all watching the Royal Wedding at my house tomorrow night and we thought we’d get our ‘Royal’ on.’ With a nod and a smile, she said, ‘we're doing the same thing. I think a lot of women are'.

You see what has got me excited about tomorrow night is more than just watching Meghan and Harry say ‘I do’. It’s more than Meghan’s gown, the pomp, the ceremony, witnessing a new change of guard and modernisation of the Royal Family. It’s about girlfriends getting together and having a laugh. If there was ever a good excuse to invite some friends over for a glass of bubbles it is tomorrow night. It’s an opportunity to get together, have a laugh, a wine and of course at the same time, watch a little bit of history being made. I can still remember Princess Diana and Prince Charles’s wedding. I was four years old, sitting around a small television in the remote Qld town of Mt Isa, watching with my parents and some of their friends. It's something that as a child, you don't forget. A moment in time, history in the making.

Don’t get me wrong, for some women; they couldn’t care less about the Royal Wedding. Indeed most men can’t understand a group of grown women getting together to watch the wedding of people they have never met and are most likely probably never going to. My husband literally cracked up when I told him and said: ‘I can’t believe you guys are doing that. Are you for real?’

So it may not be for everyone, but for me, and some of my friends, we are super excited to come together for some light-hearted fun and no doubt a good ‘debrief’ about the whole affair. As I took a selfie in the aisle of the Reject Shop with a tiara on my head, I sent the pic to a friend. Her response - ‘It SUITS you. No pun intended'. Perhaps there is, in all of us, even as grown women still the desire to dress like a princess, even for one night. For us, it will be in PJ's, ugg boots and plastic tiaras on our heads.

Clare Sultmann

Clare Sultmann is a wife, mother of 3 and the founder of Dear Molly.
As a survivor of a catastrophic accident, former barrister at law, published author, and nationally accredited mediator Clare has returned to work in a different capacity. Relocating to Noosa shortly after the birth of her first child, Clare found it difficult to make meaningful and real connections with other like-minded women away from her own network of friends. With this in mind, Clare’s idea was born. Dear Molly aims to provide connections for like-minded women in a real, meaningful and positive manner. It a platform to share, communicate and inspire other women about their ‘real’ life.

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