Jackie I am very sorry but i will have to give the summer bash a miss this year as I will be away. A pitty as it was such fun last year but two weeks of sun peace and quiet on a greek island was too good to turn down. Have a drink or two on me and I look forward to hearing all about it.
Likewise, Jackie - as you picked up on the 3yr old thread, we will be away now (originally we were to be away earlier but unfortunate circumstances have meant postponement until the week of your bash) ... We will of course be there in spirit ... and Freddy will be devastated to miss a party at yours! Especially as you have laid on companions for him this year!
This will be Jackie's third party and she is a great host and will soon have you introduced to other Real SE1 people. If I was in town I would definately be going in fact I am rather sad to be missing it.
Yes Clare we are real...although all these real people going away is unREAL! (Usually we have the do in June but this year I thought it would be nice for my daughter to meet y'all and she;s over with the grandchildren, - shame on you Julie for witholding Freddie's company - he and my granddaughter might have hit it off and who KNOWS where that could have led..). Anway Clare, yes we are all real and robust. Getting in to the bash is a bit of a mission, draconian security means you have to do a week's training to get to my terrace, but after that it's er...quite congenial I think you'll find.