Nov 10, 2010

post party guests

Chefs party was huge.
So huge in fact we decided the next party won't be for another 5 years. ( the neighbours will appreciate this I am sure) It was great. It started at 2 in the arvo- so the littles could come - so I had to seriously pace myself.... I did well having been seriously out of training for a few years. I knew I would be up at 6am on duty Sunday morning. Lets just say ABC Kids got a work out on Sunday.

I did a speech at the party and had all of Chef's mates who couldn't attend answer the question "the thing I love most about Chef is..." it was great. Some responses made me cry, some laugh, Chef loved it. Then at the end of the speech for the toast I gave out some beer I had made with Chefs face on the label! From here. Seriously good stuff. Nice beer as well not just a good label. It was great. Chef loved it and it is now a collectors item.

I am in trouble with a lot of my friends wives though. The canoe was a massive hit, the name an even bigger hit, with several people pointing out that it was bad luck to Chef if he ever thought about changing the name of a vessel... but the wives were worried, several said to me "how am I going to top that!?! "

Chef says thanks to all for lovely birthday wishes.

 Howgoodismywife had her maiden voyage yesterday and she glides through the water like a dream.

 I would like to say that her first voyage went off without a hitch. I would like to say Busy didn't scream like a banshee and 'ruin'/ make memorable the moment when she discovered she had to wear a life jacket ( or life bucket as she called it) and I had to bribe her to get her in the boat with the "life bucket' on. Once in she loved it. Wanted to have a turn on the paddles, got annoyed that we wouldn't let go of them and let her do it by herself.
The following conversation took place soon after:
She asked "Are their sharks in here?" 
Chef replied "No the crocodiles ate them"
 Busy and Uncle Mark looked slightly alarmed.
Busy said " I just saw a fin"

When we got home a guest had arrived on our front deck. Clearly Busy is not afraid of snakes.

Winners of the One Metre Wonders giveaway are as follows:
Mel at The Organic Mammas
Thanks for entering everyone. I have another two giveaways at the end of November.


  1. Ooh, what a gorgeous snake!
    I'm so happy to hear that you had a great party and that the maiden voyage was successful!

    I've given the engineer some good b-day gifts...fancy fishing rod/reel, fancy woodworking tools, a banjo. He would so love a canoe, thanks for the inspiration!

  2. That party sounds fantastic. So glad that howgoodismywife glided through the water. So glad that you needed to give ABC kids a workout the next day - sign of good times the night before. YAY!
    ... and how great is that snake. Personally I would have totally freaked out - but I'm so glad that you're brave enough to take a photo! More YAY!

  3. I love the present, the name of the present and all of it - sounds like a hoot and no doubt despite sunday morning punishment you had a great time.

  4. Stoked that the party/gift/voyage/snake was a hit and even MORE stoked that I won the giveaway - my first ever !! Yay!! Thanks again Cath.
    Mel x

  5. That's what ABC Kids if for, right?!

  6. What a wonderful and thoughtful birthday celebration you organised for your beloved! Wow! And that snake is just so lovely...

  7. Wow! Thank you for the book!

    glad to hear that C had a very happy birthday...

    ... and I absolutely love that gorgeous snake - lucky you!

  8. Sounds like a brilliant party. We had a snake on the back verandah the other day as well. It tried to come inside, cheeky thing. So beautiful.

  9. Sounds like a good time, but that snake has me shaking in my booties half a world away. eek!


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