I've never been to a surprise party before! But one of Mr PP's zillions of cousins invited us to a barbecue in Okehampton today to celebrate her dad's forthcoming 80th birthday (her dad being one of Mr PP's dozens of uncles). The sun shone, we took turns in the shade, and it was all great fun: the best bit being the look on the guest of honour's face (and his wife's) as their grandsons led them through the garden gate - or should I say "up the garden path"(!) - to the waiting visitors.
Now exhausted! And pleasantly full!
(It was also the birthday of one of Mr PP's numerous aunts AND our daughter's birthday AND my great-nephew's birthday. What a popular date this is to be born!)