Before the party, we had a lovely dinner of Thai Beef salad with sweet soy Hokkien noodles with our boys and one boy’s girlfriend. (I will share the recipe in a future post if anyone would like.) Then the youngsters sodded off, to various parties, as youngsters do.
Thus the party of two commenced. And, as you will see, ensuring no entrance of whipper snappers was key to we oldies having fun.
I controlled the music, so we had a night of mainly Weddings, Parties, Anything; playing it very loud!
My back has been very bad again but it is amazing how alcohol frees it up and stops the pain. (That bottle of sparkling wine is for medicinal purposes, Doctor.) So we danced. And danced.
Perhaps not gracefully, but definitely with joyous abandonment. And without any worries that a group of young people would enter the house. (Our boys have frequent visitors and, while they are used to a certain eccentricity, the veneer of respectability must be maintained.)
And then we (avert your eyes if nudity offends) jumped in the pool, rudey-nudey style.
Turned on the TV to catch the fireworks. We both agreed you have to be there. But as we both hate crowds, agreed we were happy not to be there. And then Mr S made us a cup of tea. No way could we have had that if we were in the city!
Then The Duggars came on. Mr S had never heard of them before. And he never watches reality TV. He was shocked at the psycho innocence in the mother’s eyes. And the ridiculousness of the side hug. Ten minutes was enough for him, so he escaped to front porch to drink his cup of tea and watch our Christmas lights. And I stuffed myself full of marshmallows. I felt sick immediately but they feel so soft and sweet, I couldn’t stop.
It is the marshmallows I blame for feeling ill the next morning!
The celebrations continued with family on New Year’s Day. All up 11 people for lunch.
“No alcohol for me today. Thanks.”
“Think of your back! And hair of the dog is the best thing for a hangover.”
“Oh, OK, just one.” (Opps. One bottle later!)
With a conveyor belt of food, as is our way. Nibbles, cheese platter, potato salad, mixed salad, chicken kebabs, beef sausages, beef cutlets, pav, trifle, chocolates.
Our own Hogmanay!
Happy New Year everyone!