Yesterday assorted lovely people came round for cocktails in black tie to celebrate my advancing age. There are photos
! If anyone wants to offer fix the redeye on the two of me I would be v grateful (full-size version is available). Pete & Marna made very very nice food indeed, there was quite a lot of champagne (some in cocktail form) and cocktails, and much entertaining conversation. Everyone looked absolutely splendid; possibly because everyone is absolutely splendid. Awesomeness.
Today there has been tidying-up, and the discovery that the toilet (the ballcock valve broke last night) is not fixable & we are probably going to have to get a new one put in. For the moment we have an exciting new overflow-based water feature outside the front door.
So far I like being 30. Despite plumbing crisis.ETA:
Plumbing crisis temporarily fixed by inserting a pin in the very small valve hole from which the water emerges. Truly I am v butch. We will have to use the watering can for flushing purposes until an actual professional arrives. (I am a bit worried that the water pressure will suddenly expel the pin at high speed but I suppose it'll be no worse than the current situation.)