I have wondered if it's just us... but that's another story!
Then we had a family wedding a few weekends ago and I was reminded of something else which I thought only happened to me, but my BIL also spoke about. Now I think it's maybe just a facet of Joburg-style entertaining.
He said he doesn't get this Joburg business where people ask you to bring basically all your own food with you. He said if he can't afford to have people over, he doesn't invite them :)
We've spoken before about bringing a salad or dessert with you, so it's not that.
He gave an example where their neighbours "invited" them over for a braai, and then said they should bring their own meat, and their drinks and could they also bring a salad?
So he said (hopefully only to us!), "well then that's bringing the whole meal! What's the point of inviting people over?"
HA! Too funny.
I didn't mention anything about how my SIL used to invite us over yearrrrrrs ago and tell us to bring our own food. Payback :)
Funny stories aside, amazingly I still managed to see a few friends despite doing no "entertaining" .
We didn't want to add any more complexity to our life with all the nanny drama, so we made a decision early on to do nothing the whole month.
This is what nothing looks like for me:
- two parties
- two 1:1 friend dates which were just divine
- my Let's Do This workshop
As soon as I hit publish, I'm going to update my March calendar with a few plans.
But the main plan is we are going to see MICHAEL BUBLE on 21 March. I CAN'T WAIT!
Are any of you going?
What are your hospitality/ social plans for March?