So that came around quickly and here we were yesterday hosting a "do" for approx 40 people.
For a start Sam had arranged for 15 of his friends to go paintballing. Becca very bravely went along too, the only girl. An early start, they had to leave at 8.20. Try getting fifteen 21 yr olds out of bed and up and dressed by 8am on a saturday morning.... they left at 8.40!!!
we spent the day in preparation. I made
2 loaves of foccacia bread
tomato, feta and cucumber salad
slow roasted chicken thighs with chorizo, sweet potato and garlic
Luckily I have an AMAZING friend who makes spectacular cakes and she did not disappoint this time
Everyone tipped up here afterwards and we partied in earnest! it was a lovely evening, young and old together. The youngest left for a club later on leaving us oldies to our cups of tea and to pick at the cake!
Got to bed at 11. my legs were aching soooo much and I realised I had been standing ALL day. It was like the old days of nursing when I had worked a busy 8 hr shift , walking up and down all day!
I think Sam had a great time though this is how he spent a large part of today
This is what his back looks like after a day paintballing
I also mastered the art of granny squares.....