Saturday was a glorious summer's day...well to begin with....Friends gathered at Vanessa's flat and the barbecue was lit. Ice-cold beers and lots of wine. The sun shone brilliantly. It was hot, hot, hot.
Around 4pm it was time for the present game. Now everyone brings 4 or 5 wrapped presents which go into a pile in the centre of the circle. The pile was huge this year. There are 3 trays holding 2 dice which are passed around the circle. When you throw a double you can choose a present but you don't unwrap it... that comes later. We keep throwing the dice until all the presents have been chosen.
We were getting close to the end when the thunder started, the heavens opened and it poured. Everyone inside quickly to carry on....it was a bit of a squash but we got everyone in the lounge ...by moving out most of the furniture. Once all the presents had been chosen we throw the dice for 10 more minutes and this time if you throw a double you can take a present off someone else. Its so funny what people get up to and how some presents become highly desirable even though you have no idea what's inside.That's the end of the game and you can open the presents. What a lot of Fun and Laughter!!