The three of them are known secretly as "The Musketeers" though they may not know this, but for those on the outside, Millie, Coral and Robyn are naughtiness personified. Thus it was no surprise when the other two decided that Millie should have a surprise luncheon for her 60th milestone. Of course, as usually happens in such things there were a few glitches, not the least being that Millie wanted fish and chips under the pines at Kingston. Well. That's not going to work. For starters, I don't eat in sand! By the usual method ~ deceit ~ they told Millie that the weather was too iffy. In fact. It was. But the upshot was that we sat patiently at Rumours whilst Coral and Robyn brought in the vict.....Millie. Possibly the very first time in her life that Millie has been totally unaware of what's going on. Let the afternoon begin.
Waiting patiently and with excellent manners for Millie and her two cronies to appear. Naturally, Millie was talking so much she didn't even notice us as they entered
After some moments settling in, Mil opened one of her gifts which was a beautiful gnome singing an enchantingly lively tune. She advised the throng that she would leave it on Rees bedside table and play it for him at 2am. This morning she contacted me to say that she had done just that. As I commented yesterday ...he's lived with you long enough Mil to be surprised by nothing!...and he was.
Some of the select group of ladies sitting at table
Most of the rest of the select group of ladies sitting at table. Please note the exquisite manners
Another gift was a box of tablets from Robyn which carried explicit instructions. Those who weren't rolling around laughing, were paying careful attention to a very funny birthday annecdote pertaining to our dear friend Freds
...and so the afternoon wears on
Robyn and Phyll looking very demure
I would like to say that Millie was overcome with the occasion... I would like to say that when the cake was brought out she couldn't contain herself...I would like to say that it was emotionally overwhelming and she gracefully wept. I would like to say these things. But I can't. She's wiping her eyes from crying with laughter at Robyn's most inappropriate gift!
Noelene, Millie and Robyn
and again. You could almost be forgiven for saying that whoever comes into Millie's auric field is immediately corrupted
Noelene, Millie and Robyn
Robyn looking enchantingly innocent. She was always excellent on stage.
Janice and Gaye ~ a steadying influence throughout the afternoon
Coral and Midge ~ sharing wonderful tales
Alma and Diane ~ both looking stunningly lovely
Altogether now ~~ Happy Birthday Millie! See you next year