"Wading neck deep in a swamp, your revolver is neither use nor ornament until you have had time to clean it" Mary H. Kingsley (1897)

The Party’s Over…




6 responses

  1. Was that the birthday cake throne zone? Were there speeches? I am going to start dropping some serious hints. These things can’t be rustled up overnight.

    September 12, 2012 at 3:21 pm

    • Having studiously avoided any project that would make me the centre of a celebration for almost my entire sixty years, when informed of the plans I felt something bordering on utter panic. But I could also see that I’d deeply upset people for whom I cared by appearing curmudgeonly: they only wanted to make me happy.

      A party-organiser was employed to set up what you refer to as the “throne zone” Outside caterers provided amazingly tasty food – we are still enjoying the left-overs.

      Yes, there were speeches – but as they were all in Malayalam, I still have no idea what was said!

      I premedicated myself with several hefty dose of gin, and pre-instructed Anu – my trusty houseboy – to ensure my glass was never empty.

      Be warned, I understand my loyal staff and kind friends have been planning this party for some considerable time. Perhaps you should make any preferences known well in advance.

      September 12, 2012 at 4:43 pm

  2. Love to you.

    September 12, 2012 at 10:20 pm

    • You are too kind…
      Thank you..

      September 13, 2012 at 8:28 am

  3. Toffeeapple

    Ooh, you had balloons – jelly too?
    You are lucky to be cared about by so many people.

    September 13, 2012 at 12:03 am

    • No jelly – but I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen it here.. Perhaps there might be problems getting it to set properly in this climate?

      And yes, I am lucky… and very aware of how little I deserve such care..

      September 13, 2012 at 8:31 am

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