Let’s Party!

Everyone we’ve spoken to today have said they are going tonight when we asked.
The marquee tent is up, bales of hay are in abundance, and the plastic chairs have been set out. There are even lights strung across the marquee entrance.

We saw the Chinese catering van yesterday, but are unsure whether it will be on a massive take-away status or hot plates and grills in a mobile kitchen.
Last year, the canopes were cooked on site, and they were delicious.

We went out this morning and by the time we got back, there were only three parking spaces left. As is always the case, the magic word determines a good turnout.
freeThere are many familiar faces that I can’t immediately put names to, but then we haven’t seen them for a year. There are also a lot of new faces, and I have just made friends with two. They are a pair (unrelated) of huskies and are absolutely gorgeous. I am a sucker for dogs, and they sensed it, so I got leaned into, sniffed, and tail thumped from both sides.
Her ladyship of course was not impressed when I returned to the boat, and as is her way, demanded my attention in taking her up to the dog walk where she performed to perfection just to prove a point (ie. that she was a good girl and could be lovely too).

This is the second day I have been walking without a stick. Hubby had noticed I was leaning, thus making me limp, so he said either two sticks or none, so I am trying the latter. So far, so good and only the occasional twinge coming down the gantry as it’s such a steep angle.

The bash is due to start around 6.30. Our official invitation says there are refreshments and entertainment, though we intend to take up a couple of bottles of water as we’re not drinkers, and I have some nibbles in reserve.
We have prepared ourselves with a good breakfast and a snacky lunch (I used some syns) so that we can enjoy ourselves without having to worry too much about consequences.
There is a pleasant breeze on this beautiful sunny day so all being well, it should be a good evening.

This post should have gone out yesterday but with large numbers of people on our wifi server, it kept bombing me out!


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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