I successfully pulled off a good surprise party for my big sister last Sunday. It wasn’t my job to, but her fiance announced last minute that he hadn’t in fact sorted the party out that he’d told us months ago he had. He picked the “theme” of tea party, which I don’t think is really what she would have expected or wanted, she’s more of an evening party with beer kind of girl, but I went with his orders and bought pastel tablecloths, doilies, sorted a drinks fountain, chocolate fountain, sorted photos for a slideshow, printed off a timeline of photos with baby pics, and spent hours making hand made bunting. Now, I’m still out of work right now, so I have had time to help, but being out of work also means that money is tight. Mark said he was completely skint, so I bought things (as did my Mum and sister), with the promise that he’d pay us back for expenses, but having heard nothing all week, I messaged him last night to say ‘I’m sorry to ask, but money is tight and I have bills to pay’ his response was: ‘I’ll have to sort it when we get back from holiday….leaving in a few hours’
So, he’s skint but able to afford a holiday abroad, which is clearly more important than me being actually skint and needing to pay for rent/bills etc..