Sunday, January 22, 2006

Eviction Party

Well, hardly an eviction, but a party all the same. The landlord has finally agreed to pay our moving costs and as we've already found new rental accommodation we decided to have a knees-up to celebrate our moving house again!

The new house is much larger than our current one, it has 4 bedrooms, is fully air-conditioned and sits on over an acre of land - looking forward to mowing the lawn anyone? The only downside is that there is no pool for the kids so we're making the most of it over the next week.

Down to the party.... Parties here are a little different to what we're used to. Essentially, the host is responsible for cooking all the food on the bbq, and each guest brings their own meat, be it steaks, chickens, prawns, kebabs, chops or sausages. Guests also bring all their own alcohol, all we had to provide was the bbq, salads and the pool (and wit of course). There were 12 adults, what seemed like a zillion kids, and at one point the pool looked like a soup!

Music was blared, sausages were cremated by yours truly, too much booze was quaffed and everyone's skin went wrinkly in the water. Champagne, strawberries, thai salads, melons, mangos, home-brew and all rounded off with a game of cricket in the garden. We had an excellent time, and although it all got a little blurry towards the end of the evening, the obligatory mother of all hangovers today is testament to my staying power.....

Now we have to plan for a House Warming party !

1 comments - click here to leave your comment:

  1. We move and the Jones' move

    Good luck, even though you aren't paying it's still a pain in the arse.