Monday, October 27, 2008

Granddad's birthday

We invited everyone over for dinner for Granddad's birthday.

I was just mopping the floor when Laura and Wayne turned up in a panic because they thought they were late but they were in fact an hour early because they had forgotten to turn the clocks back!

I think everyone enjoyed their roast lamb and birthday cake.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Halloween Party

Every year Carole and Ian have a fancy dress party for Halloween. Each year our costumes have mainly consisted of whatever we could find in the bargain bin in Sainsbury's. But as this year was Ian's 60th we thought we'd better make a bit more of an effort.

I was a fallen fairy and Ollie was death / Uncle Fester. The extra effort by Ollie of having his head shaved and being smothered in white face paint was worth it as he won best costume. Ollie, Marc, Gem and me also won the wrap a team mate in toilet paper game and our team won the balloon under the chin game too.

The pinata proved to be a bit tricky this year, we had one that you bash instead of the one that you pull the strings until it falls apart. It took about 10 minutes of heavy bashing with a Halloween axe before it caitulated. Although once it had there were enough sweeties in it to last until next Halloween, even with 4 kiddies eating them!

We let off some fireworks and had some sparklers once we had all found some gloves to wear.