Yesterday we went to an end-of-summer party hosted by Lucy and Louis (pronounced "Louie") at their country house. Louis and Ryan are close friends and Lucy is Louis' mum. It was an amazing party - with lots of good food, live music and games for the kids. Even the ice cream man found his way out to their house (in a remote, idyllic place) for a treat at the end of the party. Despite a sputtering start, the weather turned out to be beautiful. A lovely day was had by all!
Ryan and his friends waiting for the "coach" to arrive for the Kingswood trip
A double-decker luxury coach with a pull-behind trailer for the luggage (you seriously didn't think this was a camping trip, did you?)
The summer party at Lucy's in full swing - a traditional, English thatched-roof house, but totally eco-friendly
Lucy's raised garden beds - enviable!
Ryan and Louis (in blue) playing games - plus tent with outdoor dining and live music
Ryan contemplating his options - laser tag, inflatable slide, games or water balloons?
Everyone heard "Pop Goes the Weasel" - the tune played by the ice cream man - and the kids came running
Ryan ordered a Mr. Bubble (something very blue), Shelly had a 99 Flake and Garett had an almond Magnum bar
Ryan cooling off with Louis and Sam
Garett and Ryan by the late-summer hydrangeas
Ryan and Shelly
End of the day in Oxfordshire - if you have good eyes, there is a bench just on the other side of the green area which overlooks the property
Looking back at the house and party from a distance
A great day!