meanwhile downstairs Diana was making a cottage pie, and getting the drinks for our guests, Gordan was the first to arrive,
followed by one of his students Damon,
then Bret called in, we had been keeping in touch over the years by e-mail, he has just returned from the Philippines and is back here in Thailand for the first time in 3 years, Big Jim was also here, unfortunately I got the shakes when I took his picture, so it was a bit blurred,
and a big welcome back to Eric after his sojourn to China and the Philippines, he is only here for a couple of days then back to Beijing,
Mark called in with Anchsai,
who prepared a delicious chicken coconut curry,
food is served! along with Anchsai's curry Diana had already cooked some of Jimbo's sausages, followed by this cottage pie and vegetables,
later Mike and Riza arrived, I should mention that the meal was followed by some chocolate chip ice cream,
Riza helping out in the kitchen,
then food for the girls,
but today is a special day for Riza, tomorrow it is Riza's birthday, so out with the cake!
well two cakes really,
one, two, three, blow and make a wish!
the happy couple,
and time for presents,
no prizes for guessing who bought it!
and the present is?
a blue top,
Mike has just been told about a delightful pair of matching blue shoes, that come with the light blue real sapphire bracelet, necklace, ring and earrings! as usual we put the world to rights, yet again I forgot to put a note on my phone as to what we were talking about, of course sitting here typing this I have completely forgotten what it was, but I do remember it was jolly interesting! many thanks to everyone for helping out with the food and drinks, then as time pressed on our guests left and then it was time for bed.