After an EPIC (particularly for me) lie-in until after 9 o’clock this morning, I must admit that I awoke with a slight headache and that ‘fuzzy around the edges’ feeling that makes one aware that one’s alcohol intake the previous evening was more plentiful than strictly necessary …
So it’s been a lazy day.
Didn’t make the car boot sale (again) – haven’t been to one for a month now, and THAT hasn’t happened in as long as I can remember. I’ll be getting withdrawal symptoms soon.
Last night was a great success – the food went down a storm, the kids behaved and had lots of fun together without getting under our feet at all, and a good time was had by all. The washing up (have just emptied the final load out of the dishwasher – 3.30 pm) was HORRIFIC – we did Spanish tapas which, whilst lovely, does involve mountainous piles of pans, serving dishes etc, and a kitchen that looks like Armageddon afterwards.
Anyway, everybody was most appreciative and a good time seemed to be had by all, so it was worth all the work. I meant to take a couple of photographs of the house, as it looked so lovely lit by fairy lights and loads of candles, with the table all nicely laid, but I completely forgot, so here’s some pictures of lovely gifts from our guests, instead!
Yummy chocolate truffles ….
Pretty flowers ….
More yummy chocs – nearly all gone, as we opened them to have with coffee last night ….
And a lovely tub of winter flowers, very kindly made for me by Sarah, who owns a nursery (garden nursery, not kiddy nursery …). They add a perfect splash of colour outside my back door.
They also all came laden with wine and beer – fabulous people – they all get my seal of approval as excellent guests!
And I haven’t shouted at William at all today, just for the record! Hopefully he won’t be scarred for life by yesterday’s appalling parenting!