Hold the presses, project settling-in-in-a-different-country has been successfully been completed: we gave our very first party!
Turning 40 was the perfect excuse to throw an Australian party the Dutch way. So we shoved the table to the side, stocked up the fridge with drinks and snacks and invited a whole bunch of people to our home. I must confess, the original plan was to throw a Dutch party the Australian way, with a barbie on the roof and perchance a dip in the pool. However, since we chose by far the wettest day of the week (dare I say month) for this affair, we had to resort to plan B.
We had the bestest of times with some lovely people we’ve met over the past two years. It was a mix of friends from the neighborhood, colleagues from 3 different organisations (the benefits of flex-desking) and of course some dear sewing friends. Due to the size of our apartment, I decided not to invite our scuba diving friends. Alas, next time!
There was much mingling going on, and even the rekindling of an old friendship. It’s such a small world we live in. All the under 18’s managed not to electrocute or maim themselves in our less than childproof home, so that was a bonus.
When we were cleaning the apartment after everybody left, we noticed we had more beer in the fridge than at the start of the party. Some true Ozzie magic right there by our friends. This of course just means we’re all set up for the next party :).