Saturday, September 18, 2010

Great Fun.












Party Pictures.


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.

13 comments:

Jen said...

Sounds awesome, Herrad. Thrilled that you had a great time!

xoxoxo

Jen

Muffie said...

So glad your party was such a success! It's funny how we worry so much about our disability, and then other people disregard it and we can enjoy ourselves. Your photos were great and you look marvelous!
Peace,
Muff

Stephany said...

Hi Herrad!

Thanks for posting photos! they are great and I am so glad you all had a great time!

I agree another party is in order!


HUGS

PS the food sounds wonderful

Stephany said...

PS-- I love your pants!

Bibliotekaren said...

Sounds like a great affirmation of life! And, sounds like your man can cook. Excellent.

Take care, Donna

Herrad said...

Hi Jen,
We had great fun really good to do would like to do it often, nice to get friends around and eat and have a laugh.

Hi Muff,
It was a very good party, really enjoyed it, also that my disability was not an issue at all even for me.

Hi Stephany,
Richie remembered which was brilliant as I forgot as I was enjoying myself too much.
We will have another party soon, we have enough bottles of prosecco left to have a very pleasant party, maybe Halloween.
The food was very good, those pants are my favourite wish I had a warm version.

Hi Donna,
Richie is an excellent cook, you are right it was an affirmation of life.

Thanks all of you dear friends for your visits and comments, I had a wonderful time last night.
Good to invite friends around and share such happy moments.
Love,
Herrad

Lisa Emrich said...

Oh boy, this sounds like a wonderful party and gathering of friends. You look beautiful and the house so cheery. Glad that you had such a great time. I agree that another gathering should happen soon. :)

Big Hugs,
Lisa

Herrad said...

Hi Lisa,
It was a very pleasant party, the food was good and the company even better,we are oing to do it again soon.
Thanks for coming by good to see your comment.
Love,
Herrad

Webster said...

Yay Herrad and Richie, who threw a fantabulous partay! AND are planning for more fun to come . . .

So, are you tired today, any more than usual?

soulsoprano said...

Wow, Herrad. I just LOVE the way your apartment is decorated! So warm and cheerful! I especially love the star shaped light on the ceiling.

Looks like you had a great time. We love entertaining friends at our house. It's a pleasure that seems to be too few and far between.

Oh, and by the way, I also LOVE those pants! LOL

---Kristen <3

Herrad said...

Hi Webster,
We had a great time, very relaxed, good friends, great food and music.

Hi Kirsten,
We had a great time and want to do it more often.
Such fun.
Glad you like our place.

Thanks to both you dear friends for coming by.
Love,
Herrad

Ana said...

Party!
Wow!!!!!!!!
Great!

Herrad said...

Hi Ana,
Good party, shame you all could not be here too.
That would be great.
Love,
Herrad