It was a weekend of parties! Max helped me pick huge punnets of strawberries and raspberries on Friday so that I could cook up some cakes for Claire's garden party at lunchtime (in celebration of her daughter's engagement), and a dessert for Dale's garden party in the evening.
Despite huge thunderstorms this week, and more predicted for Saturday, the weather remained warm and mostly sunny, so we spent the whole day drinking and eating in country gardens surrounded by friends. Max had kindly offered his chauffeur services, leading us to drink and eat much more than was healthy. But all in a good cause!
Martin had arranged to take a couple of rugby friends sailing on Sunday, so he roused me early and we collected them en route. Neither Mark nor Graham had been sailing before so it was fun to introduce them to the boat, though we spent a rather long time fighting the current at one point: despite sailing we merely danced backwards and sideways for an hour or so around a cardinal buoy.
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