The party is actually this evening... funny tho cos one couple turned up last night in ball gown (her) and DJ (him) , when I answered the door in shorts and a scaggy T shirt, they realise then they had the wrong night! they were 23 hours early which is a first! We have been having a distaster becuase for the past three days we have been trying to track down what the smell was in kitchen. It was vile and worsening by the day. yesterday afternoon we just about un fitted the fitted kitchen and although it smelt like something had died somewhere it was actually a new life form evolving in a drip tray behind the fridge. eeeekkkkkkk. IT was temping to send it off for culture but we decided just to kill it with hot water and bleach.
Anyway all sweetness and light now, but I got breakfast in bed with porridge and strawberries (gotta ring the changes some times!) ,lots of cards, two bunches of flowers (thanks Simon ) ) a few bottles of champagne , a necklace and an implement for cutting high branches in the garden. The kids got me a dvd (pan's labyrinth, best movie of last year!) and my bessie mate took me out for dinner on friday. So all in having a great time and not even had the party yet. I am expecting the crampton's to show up some time and a few other bods so by this time tommorrow the hang-over should be kicking in nicely. Send sympathy rep this time tommorrow please )