Mud On the Road

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Without An Inkling

Posted by Deborah Courtnell

     Finally today it arrived: the day of a surprise birthday party I have been covertly organising for Shedley Mode since early December. Managed to invite, plan, shop, cook for, feed and water 60 people without Shedley having even the slightest inkling until he walked through the door of Thruxton's lovely village hall and found himself surrounded on all sides by friends and family gathered for the sole purpose of wishing him Happy Birthday.

   The late nights and subterfuge, the occasional nag of worry, they were all worth it for the blissful look of utter astonishment on the Shedley visage followed by a single huge smile which I don't think will ever quite go away.

P.S. And there was no snow. Thank you weather god.



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