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'No,' said the child. 'What is it?'
- The Mouse and his Child. Russell Hoban.

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Saturday, 24 March 2012

The Party.

The kids swept the drive and raked the lawn, and I became a human machine, making 32 gourmet pies from a super recipe that I've posted here. J. made a slide-show and set the computer up in the lounge.
Midday, coinciding with the forecasted light rain, the first guests arrived, both rapidly becoming a deluge. I finished the pies at 10 past and disappeared for a shower and change into party clothes.
It was a super day. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves (I certainly did - it was really lovely to have so many of our friends all together at one time), and three friends, despite my discouragement, did a series of efficient washing-up stints in the kitchen.

The kitchen after everyone had departed. I mostly just had to put things away!

The lounge ...

... with my yummy tea of leftovers, piece of cake, a cold beer, and a nice quiet feet-up. Ahhh!


  1. Great times!! Enjoy them.
    Or simply, "Enjoy" if you're American, which you're not.
    Back on track ... if the party was half as good as your posts, I'm sure everyone had a wonderful time :)

  2. Thank you Brian. It was brilliant.

  3. So glad it all went well. The aftermath is always a sort of mixture of emotions I find.

  4. Thanks GB. It was a lovely day, but not even a tinge of sadness after, because now I have the exciting art-work road ahead. Destination: Exhibition 1st June!


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