Saturday, September 18, 2010
The party was really good yesterday, seven friends joined Richie Gareth, Paul and I for a very enjoyable time last night.
Richie’s food was delicious and the tabboleh, potato salad and green salad complimented the quiches excellently, as did the chutney and pickled onions.
The German chocolate biscuits Katrin brought us last Saturday went down a treat as did Richie’s cupcakes.
We have a lot of proseccio left so Richie has suggested we have another party soon,
maybe nice when Marianne is back from holiday and Anja, Willes can be here too.
I had been feeling self conscious before the party but last night when our friends were here I had no more worries.
I was very clearly just myself Herrad and my handicap was of no importance. It was not a topic of conversation as we had plenty of other things to talk about and we did.
Two friends Lin and Eva helped me to eat as my hands we were .very cramped so could not pick up my quiche slices.
Richie that he enjoyed the fact he could sit and enjoy and not have to wait to eat after helping me to eat.
It was great fun so much so we went on for an hour longer than planned until midnight, had a catheter problem at 22.45 which took a couple of minutes to resolve.
Then we rejoined the party and decided that we were having such fun to carry on for another hour.
Having Gareth and Paul staying for three days has been wonderful gave us both a tremendous boost.
So nice to spend time with good friends, one good friend, Grainne was here last night who we do not see often as she has a hectic schedule.
Another friend Eva joined us, who we had not seen for five years, felt like yesterday that I last saw her as we slipped easily into chatting and laughing.
All in all a successful party and something we intend to do again very soon look forward to the next party.