For both I've used the Swiss dots embossing folder and some bits and pieces I've had for ages.
Mum and dad have been borrowing chairs and tables from friends and neighbours and mum's started baking in preparation. One of their friends has a big urn which she brings round and helps with the drinks etc. Her daughter has recovered from ME too, so she is always willing to help.
I've invited the people I met last year at the local ME service and some of my old work friends so hopefully there'll be plenty there. The weather forecast is good too, so please keep your bits crossed for us.
I also have to apologise to those with blogs as I've been very rubbish at keeping up with what you've all been up to and I promise to come back next week when things get back to normal - well as normal as things get around here!!
Speaking of which, look what I found today: