That much fuss thing, equates to 3 posts, all to be published today (fingers crossed) 'The Decor and Delectables' (aka grub) 'The Day' (..in the life' photos) 'The Dress' (what I wore) - from D-Day, Dortie's Birthday.
On the 17th June 2014, The Smith family threw a semi suprise lunch in the sun.
Semi, in that we asked her to lunch. Surprise, in that the further afield family flocked down. & we had staff! In the form of family friend Jos, and his catering college companion Lois, cooking up a meal Michelin starred chefs would be proud of. With washing up skills that anybody would be greatful for.
The day's Decor hue was blue.
Pre starter - souvenior from mum's legendary trip to the 'House of Lord's', schmancy Champayne - taste like tax payers money, bitter. I kid, lovely bubbly.
Starter, not technical terms, crab salmon and prawn mouse paté, wrapped in fresh salmon and prawns to accompany - on the side, a 'sprig' of leaves, with possibly the best vinigerettte I've ever had. Not sure if the fact it came out of a burger van style squirty bottle had anything to do with it or not.
Course there was cake, both christened with candles and not.
My other aunt (mum is a the youngest of three), bought along these beautiful bespoke cupcakes for a-while-after-lunch, desert - adorned with handmade doggy faces. Because we're dog mad. & have mad dogs. In two minds as to whether to frame or eat them!?
To the Delicious, and doggy, Indulgence. YOSO, you're only 60 once.
Lukily for, me, that wasn't the criteria to participate.
I don't know what excuse we had. Get back to me on that; about this time next year?
Sign my cupcake?