I've already invited you, and several of you lovely people have already accepted the invitation (and one backed out last week, hem hem) but the invitation is still open to this party and you're all welcome. Well that is, I'm rather assuming not all of you can come (there are a fair few readers) but I'd borrow extra plates and fit you all in if intercontinental guests want to pop along.
It's lovely that so many of you who came last year can come again, and also that there are several who weren't able to, or whom I didn't know then, who are joining us this time.
To recap -
Saturday, 26th May, from 12.30 pm
Lunch at the home of Z and the Sage
Overnight visitors welcome
Dogs welcome (as long as they don't chase chickens)
Children of all ages welcome
All food requirements catered for, just let me know, especially about allergies
The guest list so far includes Roses and Lawrence, Mike and Ann, Tim, Blue Witch and Mr BW, Sir Bruin and Liz the Small Bear, Rog and Mrs Rine with the Lilster, Phil and Lisa and Amelie (with A's baby brother), Mig, Pixie Mum and Ian, Wink, Weeza, Phil, Zerlina and Augustus, Ro and Dora, and a few more have not yet confirmed either way (or if you have and are not down, I'm terribly sorry but have the worst memory, just give me a poke and say what the hell). I'm sorry to say that Christopher, who had hoped to come, now has another engagement on the Monday at home and even I, demanding hostess as I am, can hardly expect him to come all the way from the south of France just for lunch.
I'm expecting Wink, Mig, and Phil, Lisa and Amelie to stay overnight and still have a bedroom in hand as long as Amelie doesn't mind sharing with her mum and dad, and after that it'll be an airbed wherever there's room. You're welcome to stay Friday and Saturday nights, and if you're staying elsewhere you're welcome for supper/breakfast too.
If you are staying, for heaven's sake don't consider bringing a sleeping bag or towels or basic toiletries, I've got loads. Most of the bedding has feathers in, so if you're allergic please let me know, I do have alternatives.
If you need the address, just ask me for directions, my email is on my profile.
You don't have to be a blogger, you don't have to have met anyone, few of us had met each other last year and it all seemed to work. I'm really looking forward to seeing you, and will cook all the food before you arrive this time so I actually have time to join in and don't spend the entire lunchtime cooking.
You can meet Bobby the leopard, inspect the Wall, admire the newly-resurfaced drive and see how three weeks tidying up still leaves my house at the stage where most people start cleaning. On the other hand, there will be plenty of food and innumerable books to read, and I've already laid in an indecent stock of wine. Actually, that's all I've bought as yet.
I'm really looking forward to seeing you and so is the Sage.