The Dutch King’s day celebration was on Thursday 27th April and an event was being held at the Waterfall bar. Jamie and Drew had toddled off for a few days in Kalkan with the parents and pooches. I made arrangements to join the celebrations in the late afternoon with Calamari, Debbie (Darling) and a few other friends.
For breakfast I decided to have pumpkin soup with some egg noodles in and, obviously, a cup of Yorkshire tea. I did 30 seconds of planking, which was definitely harder now and then decided to start the squat challenge, I did 10 seconds of that. For lunch I had strawberries and some homemade chickpea biscuits. There was some pool cleaning going on, at our complex, the lights were in place, but no sign of any pool water yet.
I’d arranged to meet Calamari and Pete at 4pm at Waferfall bar, when I got there I bumped in to Carol, from Fat Club. She was wearing a gorgeous orange dress and had just won best dressed woman, she looked great and was slightly tiddly already. I went straight to the busy bar and waited next to Leanne’s dad for a beer. On the way in to see Calamari, Michaela grabbed me and ushered me over to her husband, Ali. It was the busiest I’d ever seen it in Waferfall, everyone was wearing orange and I was taken a bit off guard. I got insulted by one of the expats for how I looked which I didn’t appreciate so I went to sit with Mark & Kate, Penny & Phil, Michele & Nick, and Julie & David. I went in rounds with Mark and Kate, which didn’t last long as Kate drinks faster than me and I can’t take the pace any more. Lots of people came and went and I said hello to lots of familiar faces. It was a good party, where I successfully managed to not eat, or even look at, any of the buffet.
Obviously, I drank more than I should have by Slimming World’s standards but, by turning up at 4pm, I’d definitely drank a lot less than I would have. I caught up with Sue, Roy and Gay Gaz briefly but Debbie (Darling) gestured she was tired after the stall and went straight home without a drink! Gay Gaz took quite a few photos and kindly shared them with me.
The afternoon went well and before it had gone dark, Linda had stamped my cheeks with the Dutch flag. I thought of my Dutch friend, Ingrid, and we got a Dutch flag stamped on our hearts so I could send a photo to Ingrid who would be celebrating in Holland. Unfortunately, it just looked like Linda and I were getting our flagged boobs out for any unsuspecting onlooker.
Around about 11pm, Jack was leaving to go meet his wife, Vic, in Sofra bar and I ended up singing Psycho Killer with him. There were a few familiar faces in Sofra bar but most of the people I was out with had gone home after Waferfall.
When I got in at 2.15am I made pasta and had it with the Bolognese in the fridge – it was Slimming World friendly too.