Following suit

Greenday. We couldn’t decide what shade of green to paint the kitchen, so we both took the risky choice of judging a tin by its colour and selecting it primarily on price. Needless to say it wasn’t quite the hue we were after. Lets put it this way, we won’t be retreating to the kitchen with a hangover.

This evening my husband and I felt like kids taking part in a grown-ups party. As if we were allowed to stay up late and wear shoes that were far too big for us and drink grown-up juice. A card playing party of trumping and following suit and losers humiliatingly remaining at their table and winners moving on. On our practice game, our ‘teacher’ tried to explain the rules to my husband and I (who are both non cards players) and the significant difference between my kind of game-playing and theirs was highlighted when I said, “So its like happy families?”. Yes it was kind of meant as a joke but maybe I should have saved it for friends rather than acquaintances. The fact is, a cards evening was not our scene at all but it was a fundraiser for our baby son’s nursery so we were sacrificing a Saturday night (when we should have been at the cinema watching Fast & Furious 6) playing cards with mostly jumped up middle class egotistical twots (but not all were like that I hasten to add….some were normal). My Dad and Stepmum kindly babysat for us but it wasn’t ideal timing as baby boy is on the downhill slope to being completely pox ridden. Interestingly one Mum on my table flinched a little when I mentioned that baby boy had chicken pox and that he may have passed it round the nursery…..another neurotic mother who needs to get real.

But despite my criticisms it was a great way to raise money fairly easily and, for some people, it was right up their strada. Next time I will invite them all round my ex-council house to watch a pirate movie, guzzle popcorn and charge a fee for the privilege….or maybe not.

I am blogging every day to raise money for Unicef. If you are able to support the campaign, please feel free to visit my page on Unicef’s website.

Thanks for reading.


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