It’s dinner tonight at our favourite coffe house and everyone has turned up in their finery. This might just constitute our version of a Christmas Party, but I do believe we will be having a few more of these in the near future!
My table is packed with authors, singers, artists and musicians. Everyone has something to say and I must admit the noise levels are beyond comparison. I built a bookshelf today, a beautiful white one with six shelves big enough to fit the majority of the children’s books. It might seem like a small achievement, compared to rebuilding my patio, but I’m so pleased with the end result. Everyone is cheering and congratulating me. I feel silly even mentioning it – I guess it’s my way of compensating for failing at NaNoWriMo this year. The Hubble pointed out to me that even at the start, I didn’t have a solid idea of a book and was grasping at straws, desperate for an idea.
I can see Lance raising an eyebrow at me. He was kind enough to suggest a fantastic story, but I knew he had passion for the story, something I didn’t have. Lance is celebrating St Andrews day and has brought some lovely treats for us to try at this special dinner. Even the loudest person at the table shuts up long enough to sample the treats and we can’t resist going in for seconds.
Suddenly, Rob breaks out into song and we all join in the chorus of Beautiful by Christina Aguillera. The other tables join in and the place is rocking with the voices of people from around the world. Suzie, Cindy and Jason shush us as Hugh takes the stage to make a speech and announcements about the year gone by and the lovely summer bash. We are all excited to hear that there might be another summer meet up next year. He makes us laugh with the different signs that have been sent into his blog from his lates post and ends off his speech with a lovely rendition of Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas.
I hope you’re having as much fun as I am and don’t forget to leave a comment to let me know your favourite part of the evening.