“There aint no party like my gran’s tea party …”

15 Jul

I’ve never really been fond of hosting parties at my place of abode, mostly because i’m terrifed of them sucking, which sucks in itself.

Last Saturday I had a farewell / birthday party (nice to kill two birds with one stone!) on what was possibly the coldest day of winter so far! I couldn’t believe my luck when I saw how miserable it was … grey skies, mist, drizzle and cold air … how ironic. At any rate, I did warn people to dress warm and we provided numerous fires that hopefully kept everyone reasonably warm! At the very least, it looked a bit like Michelle said – a nice night out in the Drakensburg!!


The boys attempt to look good whilst braaing .. huh!


I’ll be the first to admit that I’m not the best hostess in the world – I’m far to panicky and spend most of the time running around trying to see if everyone is having a good time. I think that I’ve gotten better in time, but that hasn’t quite stopped my friend Michelle from singing “It’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to!” from time to time when she sees me in a state of panic at a party!


This time however, everything somehow just worked .. not sure if it was the combination of people, the music, the atmosphere – it couldn’t have been the weather! But it was a fantastic experience and I enjoyed every minute. I’m so thankful to everyone who came, and I really did miss everyone who wasn’t there.


This week has just been mad, planning too many goodbyes and thinking of ways to get to see everyone. It is still mind-boggling to me that in one week I will be on a plane to London. It just seems so crazy!

The video that inspired this blog post’s title … Flight of the Conchords rock out with “Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros”, watch it or be square!


2 Responses to ““There aint no party like my gran’s tea party …””

  1. Lisa Gordon July 18, 2008 at 9:25 am #

    Why oh why did the Annual Lecture take place on the same day. But the good news is Madiba says ‘Happy Birthday Jax’!

  2. Michelle Ireland August 3, 2008 at 7:14 pm #

    Oy Jax

    You sound like you’re having far too much fun! There simply isn’t time to mope around wishing for sunny South Africa skies…(winter seems to be over it’s pretty warm here!) Look to the future and enjoy every moment of it. Oh, what I wouldn’t give to be exploring the nooks and crannies of New York…*sigh* Say hello to the Big Apple for me!

    PS We miss you all very very very much

    Love Shell and Chris

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