Wednesday, 14 January 2009

Permanent Party

OK we're still recovering from all the Parties (I'm with you Grit).
The first gathering pre-Christmas was with a namesake family (Frog is such a popular name in Wales). They came with only three of their children, The two eldest ate and then disappeared to a bedroom to gossip, the middle two made dens and played hide and seek (mainly in my airing cupcoard, and the two small ones dismantled the bottom bunk and were sliding down the mattress like a ramp.
Oh the joy I felt, knowing my lady that does had only been in that very day to transform our home into civilisation - how quickly it was demolished.
The taller people stayed downstairs and played hilarious games.

Shirl came the next day for Sunday Lunch..I'd rather not talk about it.

Then we had friends over for a whole day, in fact they stayed until the next morning. We played hilarious games and spent much of the day speaking in Gavin and Stacey language and ordering Gnocchi...I think you probably had to be there.

Ah, then my wonderful friend, beautiful wife, and Godsons arrived.
We served leftovers..a rib of Aberdeen Angus (home produced), a joint of free range rare breed pork (home produced), free range turkey (from friends along the road), bread (home made) cheese, salad and was terrific!
We played hilarious games and laughed till we cried, it was brill.

Our lovely friends phoned and said their student daughter was having a wild party so we could cook them dinner at our house and have the pleasure of their company. We were very excited, we have so many nice friends and always have brilliant fun, but these two make us laugh so much.
He went to a girls school (no, really) and was a house husband when the children were younger. His voice is very deep and manly so it's quite hard to imagine.
She gives presentations to very important people on Alternative Energy, and has 40 staff, she's very focused and quite high powered.
But...when they come to our house she turns into a giggle monster (a lovely one, I have to say) and he just smiles and talks and laughs and is quite frankly the perfect dinner guest.
And so, we ate lots and drank wine and talked about 'stuff'.
Our lady friend confessed once how, when she feels down and stressed at work, she reads the accident book to cheer herself up. There's some great ones in there.."Walked into a filing cabinet" for instance.
We laughed and laughed and with the aid of paper and pencils and played funny games until we told them they had to go because my stomach and sides hurt so badly. I had tears rolling down my cheeks and was coughing and spluttering with laughter.
They made like Elvis (and left the building) was exceptionally cold, ice everywhere. Darling Husband could be heard howling with laughter and staggering around holding his stomach.
Our friends had walked outside and on seeing the ice 'she' (lovely person) proceeded to scrape the ice off our car instead of theirs by mistake!!
I just can't tell you how funny it was.
I want you all to know I hurt all the next day too.

And finally, our eldest daughter celebrated her 14th Birthday (OHMYGOD!!).
We had a few friends and relations round for a tea party (it's beginning to feel like Bloody Winnie the Pooh stories..I need a Hundred Acre kitchen).
All the children aged between 5 and 56 played pass the parcel, with much cheating and pouting.
The children aged between 5 and 23 played musical statues and musical bumps.
I cooked tons of food, which soon disappeared and put the dishwasher on three times during the evening!!
Then we got the paper and pencils out for more nonsense games.

We are well and truly partied out at Camp Frog, and by golly we've had such a good time!


Expat mum said...

Cor - it sounds like something out of a Jilly Cooper novel (without the sex of course).

Mel said...

Goodness me what a busy life you lead.
Glad a good time was had, fun but exhausting.

nappy valley girl said...

Wow, what a social whirl. Glad you had a lovely time - and the food sounds mouthwateringly delicious.

Laughing at your friend with the accident book. Reminds me of the time at work they came and removed all the whiteboards, because there had been an 'accident with a whiteboard' somewhere elsewhere in the building....the mind boggled.

Millennium Housewife said...

Can I come to one of your parties? We only had one this year. I'll sit
in the corner and drink water I promise MH

Iota said...

I'm exhausted just reading about your life. How do you manage to live it?

Rachel Cotterill said...

Sounds like a fabulous time :)

dulwichmum said...

Darling Frog,

I am so glad that you had a good time. It sounds like a hoot. Mwah x

Anonymous said...

I expect it will take a while to get back to the land of normality! Sounds like you had great fun.

CJ xx

Ladybird World Mother said...

Now that sounds like fun... there is absolutely nothing to beat a good belly laugh... just think, your tummy muscles are well 'ard now!

Jo Beaufoix said...

Sounds fantastic. Hope the 14 year old has a fabulous time. :D

Potty Mummy said...

Guess what? I gave you an award...

Anonymous said...

Guess what, I gave you an award too! Hope it's not the same one. Thanks for a lovely blog

blogthatmama said...

I'm just in awe of the subtle colour co-ordination of that picture, did you really do that Frog?


You certainly had more of a laugh than I did!
Happy New Year takes on a whole new level!
Glad you had fun. No really. Realise that sounded sarcastic!

Frog in the Field said...

apologies for my rubbish keeping up, I love having all your comments, thank you so much for visiting.

Expat Mum! s-e-x-!!
get on the naughty step.

Mel...I am most definitely exhausted

Hello Nappy Valley Girl, the tucker was scrummy. Your whiteboard story is excellent, Ha Ha!

Millennium Housewife, please do! we had one last weekend and three the weekend before, um, none here this weekend though..I'll let you know.

Dulwich Mum, indeed a hoot or two was heard.

Hi Crystal..what's normality?

Hello Ladybird Mother, my tummy muscles are still decidedly wobbly, I'm afraid.

Hi Jo, she said it was the best party ever.

Hi Potty, Thank you, you're very kind to me (sometimes)

Hello Wallstory, ,nice to meet you and Thank you very much!

Blog that mama, of course I did that, can you see the columns along the edge of the dining room? Gosh, Dulwich Mum was coming to lunch, one had to make a effort. (Of course I didn't..##!)

Hello Her on the Hill,
Oh dear, I hoped I made you laugh then, better luck next New Year.
(no you didn't sound sarcastic)