03 May 2006
Knees Up, Mother Brown!
I seem to recall that somebody recently asked me what a 'knees up' was.
Its a party.*
Doris has suggested a Virtual Party - I can't say I was much in the party mood when she had that stroke of genius, but the idea is growing on me.
So, imagine we are having a full bells and whistles get-together.
I'm torn between bringing party whistles and bringing a troupe of Chippendales, which I thought was also a stroke of genius but may in fact only be the potential for one. Or two.
Doris seems to fancy a 1950s childrens party with pass the parcel and treasure hunts that involve following lengths of wool up and down the house, with lots of decorations and hand made banners and streamers.
I hope for jelly (jello) and ice cream, and trifle, and balloons - there have to be balloons; although aside from expressing my inner ten-year-old, I could probably manage a couple of vodka cocktails or a jug of Pimms somewhere along the line (then I could have two reasons to pretend a Pimms is only lemonade....)
What would you bring to the party?
* A knees up is an adult or family party, and a raucous one at that, as depicted by the lyrics of Knees Up, Mother Brown, in fact this popular and traditional song is probably the root of the phrase, in the first place.