I think I am almost recovered from the crazy shenanigans of last weekend. What a blast. What a testament to friendships and family. John, my hubby (we’ve been happily not married now for 22 years) had his 60th.
At this point I must remind everyone that I am much MUCH younger than him. I may have mentioned it once or twice before.
Friends and family began arriving on Friday, the pre-party party wound up at 2am after much merriment and a little practice drinking.
I, and my amazing friend Kate, had been at the party for a week. She created the most incredible chocolate overload of a cake ever (plus an extra one for our son for his birthday 4 days later). Between us we prepared enough food for a hot buffet to feed sixty people. Wonderful friends from Essex , acquired fireworks (well a 5th of November birthday really does need a display), as they really are the experts in that field having hosted annual displays for god knows how long. Family and friends began to arrive throughout Saturday in camper vans and cars, so we headed to the pub.
Musicians. Who knew we knew so many who would generously offer their talent for the longest open mic session know to Llanwrtyd 9pm until 3;30am was filled with jamming and talent and more talent and more variety of great music – we had blues and rock n roll, folk and rock. Guitars, drums, bass, djembe, harmonica, violin, vocals, percussion. Music, dancing, friends and laughter. A wonderful, wonderful night.
And what does one buy a man of sixty? It seems alcohol is they way to go!!! We have enough to open an off-licence…. or see us through to Christmas anyway 😉
So, now I’m recovered (recovering), I want simply to tell you all how blessed I am and how loved he is. So many people. So much love and laughter. So much joy and happiness. So much generosity of time and spirit. So much wonderful community. We, because of you all; friends new and old; near are far make our community; our world; our life.
I spent some time trying to finish that sentence with another word. You make our world “good” “joyous” “safe” “happy” “whole” “fulfilled” …all those things and more….but simply, you really do “make our world”, and we love you all for it xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx