This is a beautiful view of HH taken last night when, officially, we hosted HH's first social outing - but more about that later...
34 weeks to go and we had much to do - as the builder boys had to get the House ready to receive its first official guests for the weekend surprise birthday party
The week started with special morning tea scones for Tom
(but Tom was nowhere to be seen!)
So, instead, stairs were readied
These are the guys who pulled off this fabulous achievement - thanks Jason! and Neil!
and Ta Dah, the stairs became party ready
And talking of stairs, just look at all the work which went on this week centred around HH stairs
Brand new external side stairs
Internal stairs being sanded
Marriage of the old and new floorboards
New office floors
and my new office floor
So, as you can see, floor sanding was very much on the agenda this week, but wait, there's more!
Our Hanworth stationery (embossed too!) arrived
Kitchen installation commenced
I welcomed back white gloss and Dulux Manhattan hues
and the ballroom was becoming recognisable again
Those magnificent wrought iron posts were finally given the VIP treatment they so rightfully deserve
and just look at them now! All dressed up ready to party!
Moreton Hire moved to work their marquee magic!
As the week progressed, everyone worked hard to make the house look less like a construction site and more like the backdrop to a party venue
and by Friday at Four, a definite celebration was in order
and, exhausted, it was time to hang up the hats for the weekend
Elvis was invited
and he arrived
Actually a number of them arrived!
The girls were ready to party too
and guess what else - Superstar tea cosy removed her gear as she had heard that Fabulous Friend HH (pictured above) had a new tea cosy coming in the mail
Assuming, she had been invited to the party, she waited all day for its arrival
and arrive it did - and did this girl get around the party! But that's another story for another post - stay tuned to follow her antics at the Night with Elvis surprise birthday party - you won't be sorry!