This one is dedicated to the fabulous Belle! And congrats on the job too!!
Say NO to the FOMO everyone.
So Otto's 30th birthday/Liam's arrival in Aus BBQ was very balloon covered and i even had the aussie flags from our twix leaving party up which i figure i'll put up the same week they reevaluate our visa!! It would have to help if i'm patriotic surely? Although most of Australia are now discussing whether or not they are racist. If they don't know by now... then chances are they are.
Or is it lack of political correctness?
I can already count on two hands the amount of shops i have seen where they golliwog dolls on display. Two even have a front window display of them!! Coming from a country where Robertsons were embarassed to have a tiny teeny golliwog on their jam jars this is rather different.
But that's a bit of a tangent from BBQ talk!
So in the absence of embarrassing photo's we found a fabulous little Marge Simpson doll on 'roids! if we ever find it and after i sterilise it i will put a pic up... Belle you know what these guys are like. several things had to be put 'places' then thrown at each other, then there were drunken scenes of man love all over the place. Or was that before? Hmmm maybe throughout the night at various stages of drunkenness...
But anyway we put the Marge doll on top of a cake, had a sing song and candles for him to blow out. That was the most we could do to embarrass him. But he managed to have a very very merry time. Which made up for the fact he was celebrating a couple of months late.
There was a lot of drunkenness all round. but i ran out of wine quite early as we lost a bottle of wine (our 4th bottle) which i then found in my hungover munchy needing state this afternoon (Luz and i had finished two and Elaine helped us finish a third...)! So i moved on to cups of tea about 1am. Probably a good thing and lessened the hang over today. I really wish i could drink beer though - so much easier as there are hundreds of bottles left over today!!
The final taxi finally left at 3.45am. Which was fabulous as it also meant we could move a passed out Luz off our bed!! after being passed out in a chair in the garden for hours she woke up and had a second wind as far as our room and then crashed. There was some concern she may not wake up when the taxi arrived... but fortunately she literally jumped off the bed was screaming merrily at everyone the entire way out to the cab and probably woke the neighbours up too. ah well. Eoin has been the quiet neighbour for years so we had to change all of that in one night!!
Oh and Liam decided to shake trees and scare possums while we were waiting for the final cabs. It was quite entertaining as it did involve going in to the neighbours gardens... We'll see if this becomas a habit.
I'm afraid not a photo was taken of the night. But Belle, you have seen it all before, and it will be just the same when you get back. So everyone... SAY NO TO THE FOMO!!!