As we are off to Bali in a few weeks I’ve been taking it easy socially but there was a change in that on Saturday night with the celebration of about five friends birthdays at a big party. This is an annual event and one eagerly anticipated.
The party is about a 40 minute drive from my place so not an easy place to get to and from so I drove, but we stayed in the surfer’s car for the night so neither of us had to drive home. We’d arrived about 9pm and it was a bit after 3am when I dragged myself off to bed to try and get a few hours sleep but these six hours went very quickly. By the time I get around to try and say hallo to everyone and have a dance then I notice the crowd starting to thin out so I know it must be about 1 or 2am.
At one stage someone offered me a vodka jelly. I tried to elegantly suck it out of it’s little cup which is never going to happen. There’s no elegance in eating vodka jellies. So I’d elegantly eaten half of it while on the dance floor and carried on dancing, flinging my arms around I think because when I went to finish off the rest of the jelly it had disappeared. I had a bit of a look on the floor to see if it had fallen there but couldn’t find it. Hopefully it didn’t land on anyone’s head because it would have been quite sticky. I didn’t worry about it too much after that and carried on dancing.
After a few hours sleep I got up and got into my car to drive home, picking up JJ on the way. I was about two minutes away from picking up JJ and had just started to take off at a green light when I saw a car go through a red light the other way (just in front of me) and collect two cars. Luckily nobody was going very fast so they were all ok but I sat there in shock in the middle of the road wondering what to do. I figured enough people had seen the accident and I had to be somewhere so I turned off and went another way.
I was very very glad to get home in one piece and because it was a cold and blustery day we lit the fire and watched the Get Smart movie with one trip out to buy fish and chips for dinner.