...When it was over, we got to take a look at ourselves in the mirror.
Then we went into the pub for dinner (beer and fish 'n' chips for me), after which we had to go to Atria to show my mother. Thank goodness Marta was taking a video when we knocked on the door because the look on her face when she saw me should definitely have been recorded for posterity. She looked like someone had just shoved a bag of dog feces in her face, she turned away from me and hid behind the door, in the dark kitchen. She didn't want to turn around and look at me again.
Turns out she thinks Ned looks fine because he's a man but I'm a woman and she can't stand to look at me. Several times through the short time we were there, she glanced over at me, grimaced and looked away again, though eventually she did accept it. She's going to have to get over this real quick because we're spending the day tomorrow driving around looking at wildflowers. (She says that's OK because wild flowers can't SEE me like people can).