It was ghostpaw
's combined birthday bash. I was rather keen to see octopus girl again since the last couple of times we got on rather well, but there was no way I wanted to miss the party. Felt it was probably a bit too early to introduce her to my friends since she's still of unspecified relationship status.
Texted suggesting we meet of Friday. She replied that she was seeing a movie but we could do other plans on Saturday afternoon. So I suggested plans hoping for a yes/no/how about... type response and heard nothing. tried calling. Phone was off. Tried again later. Phone rang. No answer. Wondering if I should take this as a hint (which seems a bit out of the blue) or to put it down to her general flakiness.
Ah well. Went to the party. Had realised I was going to be a bit late and had arranged my day around that. Picked up eglantinedreams
almost got a parking ticket but didn't quite. Stopped off at a village off-licence and bought a nice looking bottle of alcohol. Drove to camp site and cars started flashing us and some pedestrians urged us to turn around. So decided to approach campsite from the other side. Except wasn't able to explain the concept to satnav. Eglantinedreams suggested atlas might be helpful Forgot I had one of them. They're great when tech fails. So went round the other side and hit the same roadblock. Turns out that was the entrance we needed. Actually we might have been able to sneak in but didn't quite know where everything was happening so waited fro the road block to be cleared. Was quite pleased to hear no serious injuries although seemed one of the cars ended up on its side.
Was a little stressed by the time I got there but soon chilled out.
It was fun. And the weather improved! There was interesting drinks and roast lamb and a ceilidh and people and silliness and people I've not seen for far too long and I had a fantastic time and it was really awesome seeing everyone. And then there was fire juggling! And songs! And it was awesome! Edit to expand a bit because I'm not talking enough about the party.
The drink was fantastic! I had some tasty rum drink and some damson wine.
We were all really bad a ceilidh dancing. This makes it a lot more entertaining since you have to work out where everyone else is and also there's the risk of serious injury. Possibly.
Lots of jugglers. Fire jugglers! Including some spooky green fire! Really need to spend time practising that.
There was a full moon! Howwwwwwlllllll!
We also had the awesome amount of space from the scholars tent. It's actually bigger than my house. It's realyl a great tent. Does require a certain amount of coordination to erect and dismantle but it has space and a frame so there are no internal poles.