Ava and I had our first proper guests round last night - a handful of my friends (representing 5 countries between them) to tour the house and watch a DVD of this year's Eurovision Song Contest, kindly sent by my friend Ratch in the UK. We had voting forms, a sweepstake, a bewildered Chinese senior citizen (Ava's Mum!) and refreshments which included 10 varieties of sandwich! We all choose our favourites (both the songs we liked most and the countries we'd drawn in the lottery) and cheered them on (or grimaced as approriate!). Eve [French, left in photo] won the sweepstake, while Monique [Dutch, closest in photo] used her Euro-powers to correctly pick the winning entry. We'd forgotton that the event now lasts over 4 hours, due to the plethora of pseudo-Eurpean countries taking place, and so a late, but enjoyable, evening was had by all. Oh, Azerbaijan won - the one country none of us could really place on a map!
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