Birthday Surprise

It is David’s bday tomorrow – so I decided to do a little surprise for him this weekend. He has a group of very close friends, all from school age that grew up with him in the Isle of Wight. They all were coming up for the rugby match, so i thought it would be nice to have a surprise birthday celebration – after all it is David’s big three-oh. I arranged for a croupier and a bartender to come to the house after the match, and we had the croupier guide us through Texas Hold’em, and the bartender made fabulous martinis for everyone. It got a little messy towards the end, but it was alot of fun. David, bless him, had no idea it was for his bday – even when people he wasn’t expecting for the match turned up, and when he was handed a bottle of bubbly (he thought it was to celebrate England’s win!). Very sweet. He was so surprised.

It did mean our sunday was a little tender. We hung out with Jonesy & Cath who stayed at ours. Wandered through ken gardens, then ended up nearby for afternoon tea, where we stuffed ourselves silly. A very nice way to spend the sunday.

Boxes are all here, time to pack up. Thankfully alot of stuff is already in storage so fingers crossed there won’t be masses to pack. Saturday morning we ran lots of errands (and chose a sofa!). Got David an ipod nano for his bday -so he’s sitting here playing with his new toy. If you haven’t seen for ipods, check it out. best thing I’ve seen for ipods – a hardish vinyl rubber back and front to protect the ipod, removable, washable. Great stuff, will have to get one for david.

And today is Deuce’s first birthday!!! He spent it with Cleone – and now is snoring away in his bed. I don’t think he’s noticed, but we have and we’re totally thrilled to have him in our lives. It’s funny – David’s really changed towards Deuce. The two of them play together, so sweet!!!

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