70th birthday parties

On Saturday we went down to a family friend’s 70th birthday party. My parents came round at about 10:30, and shortly afterwards some friends of theirs arrived to drive us the relatively straightforward journey down to (near) Heathrow. Unfortunately, the north circular was rather busy so it took us a bit longer than it should have to get there, but we managed in the end! We got there at about 2:15 or so. So that was quite a good afternoon, it was good to see people who I hadn’t seen in a while and afterwards we went over to see my sister and niece and nephews. So all in all it was rather a good day! I’ve put some photos up on Flickr if you’re interested.

On Sunday we went to church in the morning. We stayed on afterwards to practice a couple of songs we’re going to be singing at Christmas – two Graham Kendrick songs! I really can’t sing from music so I’m going to have to practice at home, fortunately we were given the sheet music so I can play it on the piano and learn it that way.

In the afternoon we didn’t really do much… in the evening we watched “Blazing Saddles” (a Mel Brooks film) and then Top Gear. We watched ‘Blazing Saddles’ because a friend of ours recommended it. He apparently doesn’t like Spaceballs, though. Now I don’t know about that… I actually didn’t like Blazing Saddles that much. It was quite random, had its good moments, and of course was very silly, but in general it just didn’t have such a coherent storyline as Spaceballs, and I don’t think had quite the charm.

So there you go, that was our weekend!

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