I’m only just recovering from  Saturday night of too much party and too much whiskey (although I think I remember all of it).

Conrad was 40, reason enough to celebrate with vigour, and that we did! We arrived at Wiston lodge, a slightly crumbly Georgian mansion, at about 6pm in time for a buffet of pizza and zillions of olives and everyone was there…all these friends,some whom I hadn’t seen for years, milling and chatting and so many kids! The kids were in seventh heaven: a big enough house with a large enough posse for games like hide n seek and sardines.

Conrad’s a musician as are all his brothers and most of his friends so music was definitely on the menu. A bit of a grungy ceilidh for hors d’oeuvres, (stripped the willow with Tom) and then the Love boat big band for main course. They were fantastic, Heather and Michaela at the helm, in fine voice and glamour and Willi (drums), Conrad (bass) and a mega brass section at the rear. Sua and Robert McFall added subtle undertones with the string section.

All aboard!
All aboard!
Michaela and Heather
Michaela and Heather in fine voice

Conrad’s mega cake was made by mum Sue and we’re still eating our portion two days later. It was vast! A blue mountain range with stubby Conrad scaling the peaks.

Conrad cutting his cake
Conrad cutting his cake and link to 'Unusual suspects' on you tube, Conrad's playing bass I think

Lynne and Esther made and showed an utterly bizarre film which they had engineered with a collection of barby dolls, black sack cloth, a carrot and various other props such as a mellon, lego truck and blow up lips. It was based loosely on the being that is Conrad: ‘Marzipan man and his sidecick, Carrot’ (or something like that).

Then we jammed, sung songs, drank and caught up with news until …well it was 6.30 am before I clocked off.

So, back to work today feeling a little worse for ware…slightly tender.

I’m just about finished the Eco motives order so when it’s done I’ll take photos and give you a special show.

View as I walked to the ferry on Saturday. Just look at Ben Nevis!
View as I walked to the ferry on Saturday. Just look at Ben Nevis!
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Posted by:mogwaii

Born: 13th March 1969 in Edinburgh Star sign: Pisces Where do I live? An beautiful island called Lismore Who with? I live with my gorgeous man - Yorick, and my beautiful boys Ruben (currently 14) and Tom (10) and we also have cat poppy, cat Bashy and cat Spyro. What do I do there? Water veggies in the polytunnel, loads of mopping up, picking up clothes, cooking and washing dishes. The rest of the time I'm in a blissfull state in my studio making things out of wool and designing the next must have (in my head!) and a lot of cycling to and fro My favourite Books: Right now...empowerment books like "The power of now" and "The Secret", but also John Fowles "The Magus" and "The kite runner" and I love the "Tao of Poo" My Favourite films: Babettes feast, Wings of desire and The colour of Pomegranites. My favourite music: Bach cello suites for designing, Dolly parton for making (especially her album Little Sparrow), Teddy Thompson and loads of other stuff! What did I do before moving to Lismore? * Went to school in Edinburgh (South Morningside primary then St. Mary's music school and then George Watson's) * Went to Brazil for a year, fell in love, learnt Portuguese and spun a lot of wool * Studied foundation in visual arts in Manchester poly and then went on to study BA Hons in textiles at Goldsmith's college * Made felt hats, sold them at Camden market and then eventualy Liberties and had Ruben in the midst of it all - moved to Pathhead * Tom came along and I stopped making hats. sung lots of Jazz, taught Brazilian and samba singing, recorded an album and started singing with La Boum * Tom went to school and I set up Mogwaii * Moved here in 2006 There you go!! xx Sarah (from left) Ruben, me and Tom (from left) Ruben, me and Tom

3 replies on “All aboard the love boat!

  1. I’m glad you had fun! It sounds like a really good time. And, you got a gorgeous view of the little sheepies (that’s what they look like anyway) and the beautiful snow-capped mountain! I envy you.

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