Friday, September 07, 2007

Dormant...


... and missing blogging and all of you.
But the countdown has now well and truly begun for Tom's birthday party, combined with Jantien's sculpture exhibition, next week, which in a blithe triumph of hope over experience, we believe will take place in our garden. At one time the prospect of catering for and receiving such a relatively paltry number of people would not have troubled me at all, but now I am less panicking than paralysed. I foresee torrential rain, the sculptures will get broken, the food will be inadequate or inedible, the French and the English will not talk to each other, Old Blind Helene will probably fall down the steps and Isobel will probably go into labour, in which case let's hope they happen at the same time so we can save on an emergency call.
Fortunately I have caring friends and relatives who will doubtless lick me into shape and somehow or other it will all happen and this time next week I will be heaving a sigh of relief and looking forward to going away to Finisterre the following day. If I've time I'll put something up then. Until then best to go into abeyance I think and try to focus. Regrets for not getting round and reading yours, please try not to have any traumas or epiphanies in my absence that I might miss out on! See you soon.

16 comments:

Lee said...

It will be fine on the day!

jzr said...

And you will have fun!!

zephyr said...

...and you will recover...and, no doubt, collect more marvelous moments to cherish in the future.

marja-Leena said...

How exciting to host a sculpture exhibition - would that I were that lucky sculptor! And happy birthday to Tom! All will go well, I'm sure, and everyone will have a great time! I will try hard to not miss your blog, but expect a full report on return.

Tall Girl said...

Think of it as an adventure... ;-)

Catalyst said...

Good luck, Lucy, and an advance Happy Birthday to Tom!

zhoen said...

Wow! If you're planning that kind of a wedding, you'll have stories for a lifetime.

Cool.

Granny J said...

This too shall pass. You'll be a day or two older and have more wonderful memories. Happy birthday, Tom.

meggie said...

Happy Birthday to Tom.
You will have sun, & it will all shine for you!

Bee said...

I have one word for it.....

DELEGATE!

P.S. Wish I was there. X

Isabelle said...

Lovely lovely pictures. Hope the exhibition goes well.

herhimnbryn said...

I agree with Bee! Enjoy yourself and you'll waltz through it all.

Happy Birthday Tom.

Avus said...

It will all be right on the night! Y'all have a great time.

Robin Starfish said...

The week is here and I know you have a big smile on your face as the machinery of hospitality is well fueled, oiled, and humming. Happy Birthday to Tom!

apprentice said...

Good luck - I'm sure it will be a great success, if these lovely posts are anything to go by you plan and implement things pretty well.

Lucy said...

Bless you all, the long and the short and the tall...
Back very soon!