December 9 – Party
Prompt: Party. What social gathering rocked your socks off in 2010? Describe the people, music, food, drink, clothes, shenanigans.
(Author: Shauna Reid)
Parties? I have three every fortnight. There has been some wonderful parties. From last New Year’s Eve, to the one where everyone slept over on sofas and floors and chairs; the one where Jim Haynes came by for After Eights; the one with the Brazilian film crew; the one with all the singing; the one with all the drag queens and the MC Hammer dancing; the one where we went to The Dolphin… the list is long and I am so proud to host so many parties, become a part of so many memories and actually live them with so many people. Smiles, laughter, jokes, banter, dancing and noise. Lots of noise…
It is hard to chose just one event that rocked my socks off but I do remember a lovely night at the supper club where as usual, we all gathered and sat chatting, mulling over wine and competing over who has the funniest story.
I remember Beeker & Jack, our regular supper club go-ers. Beeker tall, blonde, lean and angular is a designer. She has a lovely face and warm affectionate eyes and a beautiful smile. Her boyfriend, Jack is aswell, tall, lanky and typically English looking, we stopped them at their tracks when they started to feel like they were one of the last ones and should go. Please stay, we said. We’ve been working in the kitchen all day long, we would love to sit and chat with you. And so they did, wine glasses, after wine glasses we got excited over stories and each other’s work and how Jack had been at St Martins with me in the same building, at Long Acre (now H&M) at the same time, just one floor up. And at secondary school, he went to the boys school next door to mine.
It was lovely. At the same time, there was one of the teachers who used to teach at the college where we went. Now she is doing Joginder’s Supper Club.
The world is small and it feels so nice to be able to embrace the smallness of it – that everyone and everything around us isn’t so far apart, and no matter what they do, how successful they are or they are not, that everyone is longing to be loved.
I felt really good that night to have met similar souls to mine. Such a wonderful couple. I hope they are in love like they appear. Love is, such a fleeting, transient, commotion. O how we adore to be loved... it feels the greatest and no one can stop you.