Thank you all for the lovely best wishes for the lunch that I had today. It was a great success and more so I am sure because you were all wishing me the best for it and because your good thoughts made me relaxed and happy for it!
Everyone has only just left - it is now well past 4pm in the afternoon on Friday! - and so I am taking the fact that they stayed so long as a good sign.
The food was all delicious and everyone ate everything and enjoyed the things that others had bought. You were right for the most part in all that you said and no one mentioned any dust - although I had made sure that every last speck was well chased away! One person DID open a kitchen cupboard, but only to reach for a cup which I then handed them anyway as I already had one and they didn't comment on the insides!!
We were blessed with sunshine and were able to sit out in the garden for pre lunch drinks and preliminary chats and that was lovely. In fact we could have stayed there all afternoon and just drank and chatted I expect!!
No photos of the food but I do have a few others, so I will probably put them in weekend round up post on Monday.
We laughed and cried and talked 19 to the dozen as only groups of women can and hugged and arranged to meet again later in the year - in a restaurant this time!!!
It was great! So thank you for listening to me waffle on about this! It seems that now that it is over that it all happened so very fast today, but it was great and I really do feel more relaxed about entertaining at home now. Perhaps it will be the start of something.....
I am off to do the washing up, clearing away, dishwasher loading, garden furniture putting away and tidying up now before Hubby gets home so that the house looks all neat and tidy again - after all that time I spent cleaning it!!!
Then I plan to sit and do nothing for the rest of the day and hopefully the rest of the weekend!!
Hope you all have a great weekend and thank you again!