Last Saturday we managed to pull off a surprise baby shower for my dear friend Mel, who I have mentioned here before. Earlier in the year Mel was VERY surprised to find herself pregnant, as this certainly wasn't on her list of plans for the year, nor any time soon. Mel likes to run an organised ship ;-) (I am snickering away to myself at the moment)
Mel's the one in green, greeting her special group of friends.
Luckily for us, she has been sick with the flu and baby brain has kicked in, as she was completely unaware of our plans despite some strange and often aborted phone calls to her husband in the weeks leading up to the party, organising the hows and whys of getting her to the party. The evening before, there was a flurry of texts and organising new locations, with 40mm of wonderful rain making the road too wet to get to the original venue.
That is her husband in the blue, who was very chuffed with himself for managing to get her there
We held the party under the golden BER library at school. Decorated and made the place all pretty.
Another friend made and decorated the most gorgeous cake...
And one things for sure, when you ask someone to bring a plate to share out here, no one will go home hungry!
We played games, we drank and ate, and ate some more, talked, chatted and laughed.
And that last one there on the right, that's for Jaki, who now lives in Dalby and just COULDN"T picture Mel with the belly.