21st season strikes again…

There’s a reason 21st’s are for 21-year-olds. Once out of University, and out of that habitual drinking environment, we just don’t have the stamina anymore. I discovered this yesterday morning when, as I was guzzling paracetamol and vats of orange juice, my younger companions were drinking beer and sunbathing.

Though only three years ago I was celebrating my own, the all-nighter followed by the morning hair of the dog, seems like a distant memory. This summer, however, I think I’m in for a reminder. I thought once 21st season was over, the next big thing would be weddings. I was wrong. It’s not weddings, or indeed even the 25ths which face me, it’s the younger sibling and friends’ younger siblings’ 21sts.
And my liver is just not up to it.
This is not to say, however, that I didn’t have fun, and if working of the premise that the more rotten you feel, the better time you had…well Saturday’s party was up there with one of the best. The dress code was black tie with a hint of the races – my angle on it: wear something racy.
Here’s a selection of the night’s photographs:
With the birthday boy...
With the birthday boy…
A selection of the night's fillys...
A selection of the night’s fillys…
Champagne got the evening off to a flying start
Champagne got the evening off to a flying start
Inside the marquee
Racing tags provided the table plan...
Racing tags provided the table plan…
And jockeys the guests
And jockeys the guests

 

Inside the marquee
Inside the marquee
The oldies table (relatively)
The oldies table (relatively)

alice and cran walking

Getting into the theme and making use of the table decorations...
Getting into the theme and making use of the table decorations…
The dancing begins
The dancing begins
And continues...
And continues…
And continues some more...
And continues some more…
To the bar for refreshments...
To the bar for refreshments…
Making use of more table decorations...
Making use of more table decorations…
Before calling it a night...
Before calling it a night…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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