Been a bit quiet here, maybe we all overdid the Abba fest?!
I've got here early to claim my chair by the lake under the tree with a good view of the big screen. Roger should be on court shortly and of course Andy will be there later - can't wait! Didn't Heather do brilliantly!
Don't really care for Pimms but have got an ice bucket and supplies of wine, coke and water, oh and crisps. Hope the husbands will put on some suitable attire and do 'table' service later so I can just lounge and watch the tennis. At least there's a nice breeze here in the cafe, a bit too warm in Sussex.
Well I'll be here most of the day, will catch up with you lovely ladies when you turn up.
Helen keep resting, we'll be glad to see you when you are ready but don't rush.
Popping in for a Pimms and to look over the order of play. Such a beautiful day at the cafe today. I'm going to borrow one of the husbands to fan me while I laze in a hammock by the lake xxx
Oh my goodness what a good night. Belinda can you please bring a strong coffee over to me . I'm under the tree. Has anyone seen my white platform boots ? Just feeling a little fragile, no Belinda I couldn't manage a bacon sandwich.
Love Marie xxx
Picking my way gingerly through lots of empty bottles and discarded platform boots this morning! The husbands have barricaded themselves into Windy's mill and look a little traumatised. The finale was wonderful ladies - did everyone make it back out of the lake ok? Popping the coffee on now xxx
Wow, what a party, just as well there are no neighbours to mind the noise. I thought as it was so warm I'd wear a nice cool kaftan, sitting here with feet dangling in the lake and watching Marie zooming down the bannister slide. Bear has rigged up a hose so it's a water slide and looks like great fun. Ooops Marie - nice pants! (yes she is wearing some).
Am hoping we aren't disturbing Helen too much but that she is able to hear the music and have a little giggle.
I'm looking forward to jumping in the water later, it's still very warm. In fact I think I might pop over to the counter and get myself a nice big 99 icecream.
Bear is making a bannister so that we can all slide down it when we sing dancing queen hope its not like his stone edge construction but a little more oozo and I don't think it will matter Party really getting wild wish you were here Helen xxx
Helen if you can hear Windy you might need some earplugs, the Ouzo is not helping as he is slurring his words, but as everybody else is getting into the singing, I think we can drown him out, bless him. Your husbands are good cooks though, the food is fab. Cheers everyone xx
Hello ladies, the stage looks wonderful, the music is great and the food smells delicious. I hope we are all ready to jump in the lake after ' Dancing Queen ' . Poor old Windy all these parties are wearing him out , or maybe it's the oozo.
Welcome to all our lovely new friends, this is the best cafe . To all having a difficult time we are thinking of you, please take care. Got to go Pierce has arrived .
Love Marie xxxx
Wow this party is starting early oozo is very nice but very strong Husband's greek food is great can I borrow one of them. Where is Marie and Windy I am sure we will hear her singing soon or are they asleep after all that oozo how many do you need to test it.Let the party commence and Helen you should hear this from your hospital bed there are so many gathering and this is all for you wishing you lots of hugs and love xxx
Also anyone else stuck in hospital hope you can hear this too love to all xxx
Good morning to all in the cafe...I'm a bit early this morning aren't I, its a lovely sunny day in the NW for a change so am up a bit earlier than usual! For those who dont know me yet, my name is Dot, I'm 55, married with 2 grown up girls, and have 3 grandaughters( 12, 8 and 2)..right thats enough introductions..lets get this party started!! I love a bit of a sing song, and you cant beat a bit of Abba..am warming me pipes up as we speak...what was that someone said..sounds like cinders crunching under a door- ooo cheeky!! I'll grab a lovely milky coffee while I'm waiting for everyone..
Hope Helen will be coming♥♥
See you all soon xxx Dot
Just catching up on here. Raising a glass to Helen. I think a Mamamia sing along on a gorgeous Greek beach sounds like just the thing. Dust off your floaty shirts and dungarees everyone!
Oh dear Marie who is corrupting who Windy is rolling on the floor its a great party Abba music going well oozo really strong hic hic. Helen we need you back to control Marie I am sure you can hear her from your bed food great clever husbands doing well could do with borrowing one. Hugs to Helen and all poorly ladies who can't make the party xxx
Ladies our wonderful Mamma Mia spectacular is on Saturday, we are practising out by the lake this evening. We want it to be so loud and wonderful that Helen can hear it from her hospital window. . Windy has made some oozo for the party and Helen's husbands are making some wonderful Greek food . It's going to be fabulous. I have had a ****work week so I'm starting on the oozo now, just a bit of market research
New ladies please join us the more the better.
hic hic this really is good stuff Windy.
Ladies, I know we are all missing our lovely Helen, but may I suggest a Mamma Mia festival . Colin Firth says he will come, Pierce Brosman says he can come, but has a sore throat, so no singing, phew and the other one. So blow the dust of your dvds ( I know you all have it ) start practising the words, because this saturday we will be in Greece. xxx Marie
I couldn't get on to live chat tonight either, so thought I'd call in at the cybercafe to raise a glass of bubbly to Helen, and I really hope you are back soon, Helen. xx
Marirose I'll join you in raising a glass to Helen. Looking forward to having you back in the cafe Helen, your hubbies are behaving for now but you know what they're like, they'll start squabbling about aprons soon.!
The three legged race earlier today has wiped me out and my ribs are aching with the laughter, I'm sure Marie and Windy must have found a way to cheat, how could they win every race?!
Quick glass of something cold and then I'm off to Live Chat, maybe I'llsee some of you there xx
Hi everyone lets say cheers Helen we are all thinking of you and send you loads and loads of hugs and love your hubbies are behaving themselves and taking care of us xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Come and chill out Marie, you need a rest , clink of glasses, hic, hic
Oh my goodness , have had a house full this weekend. It felt like the Marie hotel. Had to put a pinny over my MM dress, kick my high heels off and put on my sensible shoes.
It was lovely , but am ready to put on my lipstick , squirt the Chanel no 5 and come and join you for the 50s finale. Windy has really taken to the pizza making . Oh and all our oncs have sent magnums of champagne for us to celebrate the longest day, they're not a bad bunch really.
Well I could hear the music here on the bone thread! Sounds like a lot of jiving going on. I think Marie must have started early, am sure that's her feet sticking out from under the bush and I think that's Windy snoring next to her. Chocolates will be along later but she's practicing the hoola hoop for the competition later this afternoon.
I'm going to have a quick cocktail and then off to watch Andy Murray. Hope the sun stays out.
Be back for the fun later xx
Hiya were is everyone I've got my gear on and ready to have a jive I have been looking forward to this crazy lot on thier 50s night will have to catch up on some sleep under the willow tree love to all xxxxxx
Only coffee for me today. Off to meet a friend. Wel lmaybe I could managea little stack of toast. The no calorie one please.x
Belinda. Thank you so much for your message. Can't tell you how reassured I feel by your posting. Looking forward to having lots of fun with you lovely ladies. Bless us all S Sue.xx
Good Morning Ladies, I love my white Marilyn Monroe dress and high heels. I just can't bear to take them off, not sure what work will think when I arrive. Just time for a quick coffee before I leave. Hope you have a better day Janette, it does just creep on us sometime. I think it will be a pizza parlour tonight in the cafe, the weekend starts on a Thursday night. Windy is busy making the pizza oven for us, but Bear keeps getting in the way. Have a good day everyone, see you later . Marie xxx