Whether you’ve been planning avidly since you were age 5, or just getting round to picking a venue, springtime is a period of some serious wedding planning for many – or perhaps just women, regardless of whether they’ve been asked or not.

My heart misses a beat. I am stunned to silence. And I quickly look for the reaction of anyone listening to see if I’ve been caught. Luckily not many people in Fernie know my Mother and those that do, not to the extent of remembering all her weird and wonderful phrases that drop out of her mouth like a ton of bricks. Thank God.