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Sunday, 15 February 2009
My husband and I went to a friend's 40th birthday party last night. Since last week's pudding night was also a Valentine's treat, this was our second Valentine date for this year. But then, you only get one "first married Valentine's Day" so it's as well to make the most of it!
As we were getting ready, we spotted a deer in the garden:
Actually, there were a couple of them, but only this one stayed still for long enough to get a photo. We have them quite often but we didn't manage to get any photos with the old camera, so it's nice to have some pictures now, especially against the little snow that was left (it's nearly all gone today).
The birthday party was a black/white tie cocktail evening so I got a bit dressed up:
Unfortunately what you can't see in that photo is that my finger- and toe-nails are bright pink to match the jewellery. Very sparkly.
After a few cocktails, the table tennis table looked very appealing. I think it says something* about my skill at table tennis that my standard of play is, apparently, not affected by my inability to stand up without holding on to the corner of the table. (* Probably not good!)
We had a lovely evening and met lots of nice people, then eventually crashed out on the sofa-bed. This morning the birthday boy made us all breakfast (despite our protests that he should let us help) and then we played board games for a few hours before coming home again.
It was a great party, but now I need to catch up on some sleep!