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Grey javelins were hurled from a slate sky all day today, so I went to a party.
This was for Louisa’s fourth birthday, at Gracedale Road in 1986. For the purposes of this post I will only identify
the birthday girl herself;
Becky who took charge of games like pinning the tail on the donkey drawn by me;
and Sam and his friend James. Despite James’s efforts Sam still got in a peek at the camera.
Matthew’s portrait hangs on the wall behind his younger brother. Above and to the right of that picture, obscured by the balloons in the donkey game photograph, is the print snaffled by Alice.
Glee, bewilderment, tiredness, scuffed knees, excitement, and participation in happy games were all exhibited during an entrancing afternoon.
On the end of the roll were a few pictures of Louisa, tolerating her cousin, Danni, exploring her face with prodding fingers, as babies are wont to do.
This evening we dined on mushroom and onion omelette, chips, onion rings, bacon, and tomatoes. I finished the cabernet sauvignon.