Hi everyone, and a BIG Happy New year to you all
I hope you had a lovely Christmas, I ended up up in bed for 4 days with some horrible virus. I’ve never really been right since I was poorly a couple of months back and this hit me worse than anyone else in the family, I feel ok now but everyone I speak to seems to have been ill over the holidays which is such a shame
We’d promised Joe a party for his 16th birthday on New Year’s eve. I can’t believe how naive we were in actually agreeing to it – 16 year olds don’t really know how to PARTY do they???
The first rule …a few drinks were allowed but NO spirits ...was broken after about 10 minutes when I saw an empty litre of vodka in the bin and it went downhill from there
Joe had instructions to be sensible, stay in charge and make sure his friends respected our house. We’d wasted our breath as he was hardly able to stand up by 7.30 …I can always rely on Joe to be front of the queue when there are rules to be broken
Keith and I were sat in the front room with all the lights turned out like vigilantes for 4 hours watching for gate crashers, we had toyed with the idea of going out for an hour and leaving them to it, thank goodness we didn’t or we would have had half the village in our back garden. Another mistake, giving him a number and thinking he’d stick to it and that no-one else would bother about the party!
Most of them thankfully did behave themselves apart from being very rowdy, they’re all so big – it was a bit of a reality check that our days of children's birthday parties are over. We had a gazebo and a patio heater which was the best idea we’d had as it did keep them outside a lot of the time. Mud was the biggest problem after the torrential rain we’d had all day so Joe wasn’t happy when I gave him a scrubbing brush the next morning and told him to get to work on my rug and carpet. I was tempted with the nail brush (or even a tooth brush!!) to teach him a lesson but I think he felt bad enough, he couldn’t remember a thing about the whole evening – makes it all worth while!!
So that was my Christmas and New Year …has to be one of my worst ever, I hope yours was better!
Time for the first challenge of 2013 over at Lili’s Little Fairies and it’s a lovely one …use 2 backing papers
We’re sponsored by NitWits this week so I’ve used some of their gorgeous papers on my card…
These papers are from one of my favourite collections called Apple Butter Charm
The image is Cake Glorious Cake coloured with Promarkers and finished with some stickles on her wings, her skirt and the cake
Finally the sentiment is from the useful Simply Sophisticated set
Hope you like it, I think I need to do another blog header and get rid of my Merry Christmas one!!
Have a good day