Ok Blog time again and what oh what to write about. All seems ok on the rant front and as Gx has already mentioned the party which seemed to go down well with all concerned. As it turned out it was a very busy few days. Not only did we have the do on Saturday night but we also when up to Newcastle to see the tall ships on Monday and Tuesday.
This involved leaving dear old Bedford at 06.45 and being “up north” for breakfast. So I am sitting here feeling like the nice restful weekend I deserve never happened. Well it didn’t but sometimes it’s just worth forgoing that sleep to enjoy life to the full. Perhaps a few statistics about the party just to put a bit of flesh on the bone. As well as me and the wife there were about forty guests at it’s busiest. We kicked off at seven thirty; well it was supposed to be that time but a rowdy Gx, her sister, and a couple of other friends arrived early. Good job because we were running just a little late and needed some help finishing off some of the preparations. Lynne had dropped off some extra garden chairs earlier in the day. Good job as the garden was heaving during the evening. Actually we would have been in real trouble if the weather had turned to rain as we were just about at capacity. And they would have been all over the house and with no space.
Ok back to the statistics. If you remember I said about forty people came, and during that time they managed to consume seventeen bottles of wine, two wine boxes, and each holding five bottles. Nearly two bottles of pimms, and the associated lemonade to go with that, about ten litres. And here is the biggie. About ninety cans of larger or bitter and about twenty five bottles of beer. Now I am no expert in these matters but that strikes me as one hell of a lot of booze. And of course on top of that there was the odd sober person who drank only coke or orange. So anyway thanks to all those who came and made it a great evening. I have to mention Neil (Piddy) he put together a fantastic quadruple CD set of music from the forty years that Marie has been around. It was played during the night and since. We ended the evening with some very loud music from the Who (Won’t get fooled again) and some Pink Floyd (Comfortably num) sorry neighbours. Time I think to go now as its Wednesday and the last few days are catching up with me. I can hear my bed calling me, night night everyone see you next week