After my book launch celebration–originally planned for 8th July–had to be cancelled due to pretty awful unforseen circumstances (can see why HERE), I FINALLY got out to celebrate last night, and I had a great time.
Due to the size of the party, we were given a little curtained-off cove to sit in (maybe they took one look at us and thought we would disturb their other diners?????), and so we had our own private space–which was lucky as we had one or kiddies there who like to wander around. (That bottom right hand window was our room.)
Um … yeah … ignore the demonic glint in my eyes. It. Was. The. Flash!
Clockwise (from the tiny ginger person who happens to be my neice). Karys, my bestest friend Carla (who is forced to listen to me reading 1st draft scenes), our friend Anna (unintentionally hiding), Dawn (one of my beta readers and an awesome ego booster with her gushing praise), Phoebe (another niece), one of my mini-me’s (Bethyn), Carla’s gorgeous teenage daughter Zoe (who made me wait for her to smile winningly for the camera and refused me permission to post the side shot I had of her), and just to her side (if you squint) is Mr B’s arm.
Let’s go clockwise again. Starting with the OTHER Mr B (my brother-in-law miscreant responsible for the last celebration being called off–note the crutches he’s clinging to), his wife Kellie, that tiny ginger person again (Karys), the back of my other mini-me (Nevyn), and Kellie’s sister Michelle.
After a delish roast dinner, we had dessert. Most of us had ice cream (that we helped ourselves to from the machine–Mr B had 3 blooming bowlfuls ::stare::), but Anna had trifle as presented by Carla’s hand. This picture is all for your benefit, Aimee Laine.
And after dinner, we went outside where it was cooler, and the kiddiwinks dossed about. Left-to-right: Dawn, Anna, Carla, Mr B, Yours Truly, the other Mr B and his Mrs B–and below are a couple of posing kids in the path (guess which on of them’s mine)
So … yeah, we had fun. How about you? How do you like to celebrate?