Saturday, 5 November 2011
Party time in The Close again
Today it has been too dark to take pictures at all.
Typical! Just when the close is looking festive with balloons and banners (shriveling in icy blast) in preparation for this evening's 'jolly'.
One of the neighbours, Mike is 50 today. He is the husband of lovely Karen , parents to four children,
two cats and the dog Ziggy about whom I wrote a blog last year (Soggy Doggy Bloggy).
A huge crowd of us, family and friends are going to an Indian Restaurant, then back to the close for fireworks and then the usual house or road party, wine and beer flowing freely, lots of noise, laughter and fun.
I suppose it really was too much to hope the mild weather could last, and of course it hasn't, but that will make very little difference as the evening progresses and we all disappear at intervals to add another layer until we all reach roasting point.
Starting the evening looking fairly glamorous, it is downhill all the way thereafter.
Must remember to go easy on the wine, so I can be suitably sober and proper for tomorrow morning, when for once, I will not be in the choir at St. M's, but attending a Baptism of a 14 year old with my Baptist neighbours. As this will be the first time I've ever seen an adult Baptism complete with immersion I want to note every difference from Anglican Baptism.
Altogether a really different weekend.