Feeling a bit embarrassed to tell you the truth.
A few weeks back daughter R told me that the Irish Tatler was doing a Mother’s Day feature and wanted us two to participate. Of course media whore that I am I said yes immediately although R was less enthusiastic. Daughter K was roped in to take our picture one morning. I would like to say that one of the reasons I said yes was because I thought there would be a ‘photo shoot’ with lots of the attendant air brushing. We both wrote our honest thoughts about one another and sent it off.
Now I haven’t seen it myself but I believe that Tatler did not Photoshop us! And what’s more it wasn’t the tiny picture we anticipated but a full page spread. Apparently Anna Nolan and her mother look beautiful. Well perhaps that’s because they actually are.
After flipping through the magazine in the shop, R did not purchase pleading lack of funds. From her reaction I guess our photo beside all the other glamorous Mother Daughter combos must look more Ireland’s Own than Vanity Fair.
A salutory lesson for this former media whore.
No conciliatory comments required. You live, you learn and you laugh.