Sunday, February 24, 2013

The countdown begins......

On Sue's blog yesterday she said she reckoned 2013 was on speed and I think I am inclined to agree! We're into February already and I'm sorry but I can't tell you where January went! I am in the last week of my 40's and I'm not entirely sure how I feel about that. In less that three days time my age will begin with a '5' and will do for at least another decade. Inside I still feel like I did when I was 21 although my knees and occasionally my hips tell me otherwise. 
One of my favourite quotes is :

“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter.” Mark Twain

And I don't mind really and it doesn't matter because there is bugger all I can do about it anyway. 

But what I can and will do is continue to do is live life to the full. 


George Bernard Shaw said:

“We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing.”


The BIG party is this coming Saturday and things are coming along nicely as we have at last finished the rental house and the new tenants moved in yesterday. This means we can now concentrate on turning the barn into Club Tropicana beach. Michael was here yesterday and built the bar 

(you can have a sneak preview in a minute)

The fun part from now on is creating a great atmosphere to  party in.

Alice and Cedric our recent HelpXers are coming back this week to help with preparations, we're borrowing trestle tables and benches from the Christian camp down the road, platters of food have been ordered and so have some rather lovely cupcakes and macaroons.

Anyway enough rabbiting,  time for that sneak preview.....


Work station

How many men does it take to hold a tape measure...

Perhaps I should be having a Big Top party, we have a trapeze artist in the family!
Roof shout! Cheers!

My boys....


 It was all too much for Max...





  1. it's going to be FAB!!!

  2. So good that only ten ants moved into the rental, usually there are thousands!! Party is gonna be a goodie!

  3. I can't wait to see the party in full swing! xxx

  4. Exciting!!! THat is looking like a brilliant place for a partay!!!

    THere's another George B Shaw quote about living life and making sure you're thoroughly used up by the time you get to the end point... (Great thinker that chap!!)

    Good luck with all the prep!


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