I was greeted by a fantastic book launch balloon and 'Mummy Misfit' bunting.
There were a couple of catastrophes on the night! Firstly, my hair. I'd decided I wanted to ditch the boring bob and go a little wild. My hair had other ideas. It quite simply refused to conform and I spent a long while battling with it. Hubbie to the rescue! Is there no end to his talents? I think he did a jolly good job and I applaud his patience.
The next drama was broken gently to me with an 'I'm afraid we've got some bad news,. My blood ran cold - what could it be? The oven had decided to breath its last and two huge chickens for our lovely roast were cooking slowly. So slowly, it looked like we might settle to eat at midnight! We moved to plan B and ordered a fantastic Indian takeaway - yes, the chickens were cooked by about 11.30 but we were all stuffed by then.
My beautiful God-daughter made me a launch cake - which miraculously complimented my dress. 'Because we're so tuned in,' she told me!
Great fun was had by all - we blew champagne bubbles, covered ourselves in fairy dust (which I'm still finding now!), decorated my hair with party poppers (the streamers again miraculously matching my dress!) and played daft games.
Here are the rest of the pics - hope you enjoy:
THE HOSTESS AND THE AUTHOR.
SON ON THE LEFT, HIS BEST FRIEND ON THE RIGHT
WHAT HAPPENED WHEN WE WERE TOLD TO LOOK ANIMATED!
A DRINK WITH A FRIEND UNTIL THE WIND BLEW AND MY HAIR MISBEHAVED.
THE MEAL WAS YUMMY!
ONE OF MY FAVE SHOTS.
MY GORGEOUS BOY JUST AFTER HE'D RECOVERED FROM A GIGGLING FIT.
THE HAIR IS JUST ABOUT HOLDING OUT - DECORATIONS COURTESY OF GOD DAUGHTER, SON AND FRIEND. GLITTER EVERYWHERE AND MY HAIR IS NOT ORANGE, IT'S THE LIGHT!
SON TUCKING INTO CURRY, ME DEEP IN DISCUSSION WITH HIS FRIEND.
LOOKING AT A BABY NAME BOOK! NO BABIES ON THE HORIZON, A NEW PUPPY FOR OUR FRIENDS. VERY EXCITING!
THE MAN BEHIND THE WOMAN - COULDN'T DO ANY OF IT WITHOUT HIM.
So there you go - my lovely launch with my lovely friends.
My new book is available to buy at Amazon for Kindle and at Lulu in paperback. I have two 5* reviews already!