Summertime, and the living is less snowy

#reverb10 prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.

Party? Me, at a party? You must have been hallucinating…

Well, not quite. There was the going-away party of a dear friend early in the year. Also the coming-back party just recently. Both were very nice & cosy – friendly people, good food. And there were a couple of gatherings with theatre people. But my party of choice for not wearing socks in 2010 must have been The Grand Get Out Picnic, organised by moi to celebrate my transition from employee to freelance-worrier. (No, that’s not a typo. :)

Hietsu

A few close friends, although some couldn’t make it, re all that going-away earlier. Nice food brought by various people – no photos of the spread, though. (Did I write about the muffins I made? I should have – they were good.) Gorgeous weather: it was one of the first properly warm days of last summer but not yet excruciatingly hot – well before the heat began to seem like a punishment. (Heat – not my thing. Last summer there was a lot of shuffling from one air-conditioned space to the next and regretting having to return back home at the end of each day.)

We found a quiet spot by the sea and it was all very relaxing. Trying out rusty acrobatics skills. (For ‘skills’ read, well, whatever is the opposite of skills.) Enjoying the laziness. Cycling the long way home afterwards and feeling properly tired from all the sun.

Wild strawberries

As hand-modelled by a friend.

Seems like a long time ago now that there’s half a metre of snow on the ground…

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