The first to arrive was Gill and Karen and Karen's husband Wasi, at exactly the same time as Steve phoned from the station. So Paul left to collect the train travellers while Gill, Karin and Wasi came in.
The usual chaos reigned as the dogs ,Hamish and Izzy inspected the newcomers, Hamish likes to stand at the feet of all visitors and look up and bark, tail wagging , until they pay homage to him , with lots for strokes and attention, which then means he continues until he's satisfied they have passed his test.
Wasi was very generous in paying him enough attention to stem the barking until the next visitors arrived and he could start over again!!
Next to arrive was Ronnie who I found to be quite powerful in the rain department! The rain had stopped but every time she said I'll just pop out to the car to get my Sasha's ..the heaven's opened and it poured while the sun shone!
Eventually she did not warn the weather of her intention and managed to bring her Sasha family into the house!
Soon Paul was back with Steve, James, Rachael and Judith who'd arrived at the Station too. Much barking and helloing greeted the newcomers before peace finally reigned !!
Thankfully the rain disappeared and we were able to get out into the garden.
This is a photo of some of the visitors after we have all eaten and are chatting, Sasha ! and other things.
From the left is Judith, Ronnie, Karin, Wasi and then Gill.
Ronnie had bought a basket of delights with her and yes there is a non Sasha in there! She is Aletta a Kidz n Cats doll, who we could see from a photo Ronnie showed us, bares a remarkable likeness to Ronnie daughter at a young age.
Now I bet your thinking Fabulous Five? does she mean Ronnie, Gill, Karin, Steve and Judith ? well of cours not! what about The lovely Wasi, James and Rachael? No I am afraid the fabulous five were in fact.....
FIVE Gorgeous single fringe girls!! Knowing my love for these 68 girls and especially his redhead Steve had bought them with him to visit. So my girl Belinda joined them to make it the fab five!
What a line up! I may have to divert from No Navels and find another few Single fringe girls after seeing this line up!
Belinda took herself off to speak to some of the others and Robin my 68 shorts boy with the NP eyes joined the girls for a chat.
While photo's were being taken and chat exchanged the sound of a chair being dragged across the table could be heard and then Reuben appeared! At first the visitors politely stayed in their line wondering what to do!
Then one of the girls recognised Reuben and they all gathered round talking and asking about how his quest to find an NP girl was going ? Reuben explained that he's had to put it on the back burner for a while because there was a very sad case that needed his assistance, not that he'd completely stop they must understand, just that he was taking his time and helping a waif and stray !
Robin struggled to stop his laughing, thankful that a certain red haired Milliner was not around to hear Reuben!
Suddenly Steve appeared to check up on what everyone was doing, Reuben ignored him ! Even though he'd lived with Steve for a while before arriving in the Village.
After a while of being ignored Steve wandered back inside closely followed by his girls and Robin, so Reuben went in search of Hattie to ask her to evict Steve from the house and wanting to know just how that Mrs Mum could have invited the blackguard!!
Some of Gotz girls were entertaining Gill's girl Poppy outside and paused so they could have a photo taken.
Poppy is wearing a lovely set by Ruth Hartley that Steve gave Gill when we visited him a few weeks back.
Well the time went way too fast, lots of chat and gossip and and missing of chat ( problem with being in kitchen , make note to self, get daughters to help out! or order takeaway!!) and giving of gifts!! Seeing new prototypes of Judith's clothing!! My lips are sealed and so are the photo's !but I'm saving and hoping to get in when she finally lists!! Judith's enjoying this retirement lark way to much!!
I'm sure everyone's gone away fired up with this or that idea from all the chat and seeing others Sasha's etc.
I thank everyone who came for their company especially Wasi, James and Rachael who are not Sasha nuts but just live with people who are!
I will leave you with this Fabulous photo of Steve.......no I jest!! lol I will leave you with this photo of the Fabulous Five Single Fringe Girls.....