I drive to Gillingham late on Friday night, to be fresh and ready for the weekend. Once there I have an evening meal of frozen pepperoni pizza and a bottle of red wine while chatting with my parents.
On the day, we wait for Lee & Jimbob to arrive from Haywards Heath before going to Dawn's bungalow on the outskirts of town in Wyke for the party. About 15 guests arrive, including immediate family, Steve, Ben & girlfriend, Terry & girlfriend and Buttons the dog. Guy & Dawn put on a good spread of food and Lee brings his home made real ale. There's lots of chat and laughter but fortunately no party games. Gifts include a weekend away for both Guy & Dawn from Rob & Dani.
Sunday sees a repeat of the big day for the immediate family. Guy & Dawn put on a good spread of food as before and I bring 3 bottles of bubbly Cava (Brut, Rose and Semi Dec). Lee & Jimbob head for home and I finally get Guy's e-mail working on his new iPhone :o
I drive home on Monday after connecting my parent’s new television tuner to the internet via Wi-Fi for catch-up TV.