Talk about socialising… weekends like the one we just had are very the reason my darling Glugster and I started to schedule weekends for ourselves where we don’t accept invitations, and have a chance to sleep late and go on a date or something!
It was hectic and non-stop, but oh so much fun.
On Friday night I delivered cupcakes to a client in Pretoria. Or should I say, we delivered cupcakes! I really battle to drive at night. So my Glugster drove me and the two boxes to her flat. We then got KFC on the way home and watched a couple of episodes of stuff we’d PVR’d and I fell asleep quite early.
That was as quiet as our weekend got!
On Saturday morning, we took ourselves off to The Wedding Expo at The Dome. It was very interesting- as a wedding planner- and we managed to sort out the music for our wedding and I found several other vendors I liked. There some seriously impressive vendors on show, but with over 300 stalls to see, people literally walk past, grab a pamphlet and go. Unless you’re actually looking for something specific, its mind boggling! There are lots of competitions from the vendors and from The Wedding Expo itself, and almost every vendor has an expo “special” that you can qualify for… but there’s almost too much to see. For example- there were 34 photographers and 45 venues on display! We had a bit of a giggle at the faces of some of the men being dragged from stall to stall… you can SO see they’d rather be anywhere else!!
On Saturday afternoon, we finally had the long awaited and many times postponed games night at Wenchy’s with @Sirnoid and their many many children. We were joined by Laurakim and her kidlets, and her @Flavid! We had awesome conversation, a fabulous steak dinner- replete with rice pudding and custard for dessert- and then my Glugs and I kicked butt at 30 Seconds, and the girls got their asses whipped by the guys in the same game! We also played a couple of games of BUZZ on the Playstation. It’s also a general knowledge type of game, and 8 of us could play including the kids! I won the first game, and had I not eliminated myself the second time instead of throwing a pie at Wenchy, I woulda won that one too! 🙂 You know those times when you’re having so much fun you have no idea what time it is? It was one of those occasions!
On Sunday morning, I woke my exhausted sweetheart early and we went off to our wedding venue, Helderfontein Estate, to test the dance floor. I know it sounds like a strange thing to do- but knowing whether or not you can boogie in your wedding shoes on what will be the dance floor is very important! You never know if your heels will go through the slats of a wooden floor, or if your soles are too slippy for tiles unless you try it beforehand! We had no problemo however- and went home happy.
I then baked a batch of koeksister cupcakes and was subsequently late for our #WeddingTweetup at Cappuccino’s with Sharon, Tanya, MeeA and Jessica! Lots of coffee was consumed, and lots of girly wedding talk and ring comparison was going on!! It was great fun… and I wasn’t watching the time properly, which made us late for a lunch date!!!
Sunday afternoon was spent with the ever fabulous The Jackson Files and ExMi, their men and their little boys. The boys had a blast, which included flooding the bathroom!! The food was mouthwatering and our hostess made a divine pavlova for dessert! I was wishing I wasn’t so full so I could have more!! And I got a pressie from her trip to China! That was such an unexpected surprise!
On the way home we were pulled over by the traffic cops! I didn’t realise Sunday nights were the times to do the breathalyser thing, but we got there as they were setting up the roadblock! We were polite, and honest as to what we’d been up to, and the officer let us go with no test… he clearly wasn’t in the mood, and as we weren’t speeding or slurring, he decided we were fine.
We made it home safely and passed out after a very quick shower!!
I love weekends like that. We haven’t had one in a few weeks and it was very entertaining!!
Thank you to my friends for making it fun.
Thank you my sweet Glugs for driving me all over the place