Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Jessica's 21st Birthday Bash-In-The-Bush.

Jessica had her 21st birthday party this weekend,although her birthday is only in June,she decided to have it now as they will be away with hunting clients during that time.





We supplied a prime lamb for the barbecue and the youngsters immediately set to splitting it open and fastening it on to the roast.





Cules closely watched  the whole procedure....

Not that he needed to,these young farmers know how to barbecue a whole lamb..... 

The party was held on Jessica's boyfriend's Game Farm...

He owns a stunning piece of Africa....


Our view to the right...




Jess took me down to see the river immediately when we arrived....

Minki went down to investigate ahead of us...

The river is called the Selati river,the same one we went tubing down a while ago.

It is very shallow at this time of year with no crocs or hippos as it is only ankle deep mostly...

 



Wow Mummy!!!

Minki was so tired after spending the whole day down by the river!!

Our view to the left from our side of the river,the land across the river belongs to Jess' boyfriend's parents...

 


Jess calling her little sister away from the river as we were going back up to the party....

We decided to have a "girls only" down at the river for a while....

We ended up sitting IN the river for about 4 hours chatting endlessly!!

It was Jess' party after all so she could do anything she wanted!!!!
 

Jess said they had the steps specially dug for the party..,they got rather difficult to negotiate as the day got on...

Minki always listen when Jess speaks!!!
 




She ran and jumped a LOT that day!

The stage was all set for a fantabulous 21st birthday bash-in-the-bush!!




Jess's boyfriend Charl offering me some chips....


He had a twinkle in his eyes,so I politely refused......


You never know with these youngsters!!!


That's his Dad sitting in front of him and Jess to the right.
 





Everyone had a whale of a time with lots and lots of laughter all around.






Some of the girls started moving down to the river...






..and that's where we stayed until darkness made sitting in the river a little creepy!

Standing up,my beautiful Jess.

 



A friendly train driver honked and hooted a greeting to us and someone actually had the camera at the ready!!

 


The guys came down to the river every now and again and just stood there talking and watching us..it was like they knew no guys were allowed down by the river...even though no-one ever said such a thing!
 



Even Minki's new boyfriend stayed up with the guys!!!

There was a whole group of American Veterinary students visiting and by nightfall they got to make some stick breads for themselves.....

They were all from Texas,,,Austin or Dallas I think...

What a lovely bunch of youngsters!
 




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5 comments:

  1. I am so jealous, this post brings back so many happy memories. Belated Happy Birthday Jess. Have a great week Diane

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  2. Happy Birthday to Jessica. You really know how to party down there. Love the river.

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  3. what a great place to spend a day and have a party! glad the texans were good folk. :)

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  4. That looks like a fun-filled birthday.
    such nice 21st birthday ideas celebration.
    cheers guys!

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  5. That lamb roast and then sitting in chairs in the river looks like a grand party.

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