As I mentioned last week, I wanted to hold a drinks and nibbles party for those I had met since Lou and I arrived in Chandlers Ford. Well, yesterday was D-day, gloomy but not raining. You might ask why the weather was important but it was more a case of “where do I hang the wet clothes?”
Lou and I went out for our walkies, then commenced the moving of furniture to try and accommodate people, seating being a particular concern as my elderly neighbour was going to attend and she had fallen over the previous week.
Everything was finally organised and I was due to meet a friend who had kindly offered to make me some meringues. I stowed them in the car with strict instructions not to break them. I drove very carefully to pick up my daughter with her behind me. My daughter tried to make a gingerbread house, which didn’t turn out well…
Eventually home, got changed, makeup on and the comments ranged from “you’ve got legs” to “you look nice”. It tells you that most of the time I wear trousers and no makeup! We sat back to catch our breaths. I find that with age comes the realisation that you have to pace yourself.
There was a knock on the door and we were off. It was such a lovely time and I’m proud to have met so many nice people in my time here. I even had a glass or two of bubbly which is unusual for me, but in truth could have drunk a lot more.
When departure time arrived Lou and I were exhausted and I watched National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. I’ve seen it lots of times but I still enjoy it.
As a bye line the meringues were gorgeous, and Lou and I are still tired!