Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Spoiled rotten.

Sunday was my birthday, and the first non-moving weekend in our new flat with Kristy and Gerrod. To celebrate we enjoyed fruit pancakes with champagne for breakfast while I opened my presents and received my well-wishing birthday calls.

It wasn't long before I was on a hunt for my Presents from G and K, and found (you guessed it) a dance-music playing, light-flashing hula-hoop. We are not good at the hula-hooping.

Kristy and Gerrod had also set up a croquet course in the backyard for a little bit of healthy Sunday morning competition. It turns out that people don't always let the birthday girl win. Gerrod was the undisputed champion for the day, but I did manage a win a little later on. The hat helped.

At around 3pm, a few friends started to arrive for my Mexican Fiesta. Julian had been meticulously preparing for this event for days. We still have about 3kg of home made refried beans left over if anyone has any ideas? Fortunately the rain held out for long enough for us to spend a bit of time outdoors on our patio before we were forced inside for delicious black forest cake and pecan pie. We are still very happily eating the leftovers.

*please note: hula-hooping skills are improving daily.

1 comment:

Helen | Pepperina Press said...

Jules needs a bigger hula hoop (seriously, the bigger & heavier the hoop is, the easier it... hulas).

You're lucky Nathan wasn't there for the croquet. He would've drunk all your beer and played like a medal was at stake.

Happy birthday Shell. We expect more diligent posting from you two when you get back.