I first talked about a party about a year and a half ago, so thank you for sticking with me until I finally did something about it. And thank you so much for coming. Dave, Mike and Ann, Christopher and J., Rog and Mrs Rine, with Lily and Oz and their Mini-Mes, Bill and his missus, Sarah, and Sir Bruin and the Small Bear with Errol the Sheep all came along and were brilliant company. Having optimistically planned a barbecue, I still thought the food could be cooked on it, even though it was too chilly to eat out of doors, but it was so windy that we thought better of it. Grilling food for twenty people simultaneously is a bit tricky, but Al and Ro helped and it all got served up together. I’d made salad, but most people thought the weather made it more a day for the veggie dishes, which was just as well because I’d cooked too much as usual.
I didn’t cook too much pudding, however. We didn’t actually run out, but there were some second and third helpings going on.
Memo for next time – make casseroles. Buy more Schloer. Don’t feel the need to buy a bottle of wine per person for a lunchtime party where a lot of people will be driving home afterwards. Make sure there is a next time.
I wonder how people will get on going back to work tomorrow, those who took last week off. Two double Bank Holiday weekends in a row has really put everyone in a mood to relax for quite some time to come, it seems.