Party Time

“I believe that if life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade… And try to find somebody whose life has given them vodka, and have a party.” – Ron White.

A second response to the word prompt Observation from GC and my site Weekly Prompts. And also linked to Fandango’s word prompt Chart.

Following two weeks of almost non-stop rain, we finally have a perfect sunny day with ideal temperatures.

The warmest day so far

The weather chart for my village – 19°C converts to 66.2 Fahrenheit.

Thank goodness for the change in the weather, a change that is much needed at my house because tonight is Prom Night for my sixteen-year-old grandson.

Eldest daughter Victoria and husband Simon are bravely hosting the After Prom Party. Fortunately, my bedroom is far enough away from the party side of the house, so hopefully, I won’t be disturbed. To make doubly sure, this morning I purchased a bottle of Malbec!

Ready for the Prom Party

Earlier today, I walked around the other side of our house to observe and inspect the party area (complete with portable toilets). This particular garden faces South East and used to be my late husband’s vegetable garden, it’s now the play area for all the grandchildren.

Woody is having a sleepover at youngest daughter Sophie’s house tonight, but first, following his ill-timed roll around in something disgustingly smelly, he needed a bath and brush up. I watched Granddaughter Evie lending a hand on my kitchen patio. (iPhone live photo)

©  – Word Prompt Observation from Weekly Prompts and Chart from Fandango.

21 thoughts on “Party Time

    1. So lovely, not too hot nor too cool, just perfect weather for me. One thing my eldest is good at is throwing a party and it will be completely outdoors. It starts late after the prom and I’m hoping to be fast asleep by then! Thank you Trev.

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    1. I so agree Peter, they even have them at eleven years old now. How ridiculous is that. My children’s school called it The Ball and the girls wore gowns. So civilised. They did not have After Prom parties either! What is wrong with going home at 11.00 PM?

      As much as I love our friends from over the pond, I don’t want to see our Englishness disappear in favour of imports! Thank you Peter 🙂

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      1. I thought that was over there! They’ll be grading them next… Oh wait they already do. Sort of. They start monitoring and assessing in Early years (we don’t call it kindergarten) known as Early Learning Goals, the government set the targets that each tiny tot is meant to achieve at various stages throughout the year. This assessment their profile goes with them to Foundation stage (the Reception class)!4-5 year olds and it continues here and passes on to year one and from this moment on they graded by the levels 1,2,3,4,5, etc etc! Children learn at a different pace at the time that is right for them.

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  1. Murphy's Law

    What a fabulous setting for the party! And best of all, you don’t have the responsibility of hosting all those high wired teenagers! 😂

    Woody looks quite content and pleased to have had a shampoo and a grooming with Evie’s help….not to mention a joyful roll-around in something yucky!! Ewwwww! AND he gets to go to a slumber party to boot! The video is just too cute Sue.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. This place has seen its fair share of parties since we moved here 43 years ago.

      Woody and Evie have grown up together. She was crawling around with him when he was just a puppy and Evie is here several times a week.
      He’ll enjoy being with them.

      Last time there was a teenage party Woody was ill the next day and had to see the vet. We have no idea what someone gave him. So he’s safer not being here. Thank you so much Ginger 🙂


  2. Woody looks happy getting a brush. …. We’re are in the middle of winter down here in Geelong and another day of winter sun, and it’s also a pleasant 19’C….

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  3. Sophie

    Woody has been very good! He’s busy sniffing out microscopic crumbs I didn’t know were there.. I hope you got some sleep and the teenagers weren’t to raucous!! 😊 xx

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    1. I slept really well thank you. I didn’t hear a sound until I needed the loo at something past one when I heard extra loud voices below the bathroom window.
      I’m glad Woody was good for you 😀 xx


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