Easter Day today – the holidays keep rolling round. We were able to celebrate with a lie-in, since it was evident that today was not going to be a work day. When we arrived at Crusader, Monika was just finishing painting some eggs. She is a fine artist, especially with miniatures, + had done a good job. They were decorations for an Easter brunch to be held this morning. She had left one egg, so I had a go at that one, painting a Maltese cross on one side, + a crossed US + British flags on the other – I was quite pleased with my effort. Then the brunch. Fortunately, good weather. Very informal, rather too much so, maybe – the drink was fine, a succession of incredibly strong punches, but the food was not plentiful enough + not well-organised. One was supposed to obtain individually prepared + cooked (one at a time) omelettes, which sounds nice, but which slowed things down considerably. I for one gave up waiting, and concentrated on the booze. As a result, I got very drunk, tho’ this time I believe I didn’t disgrace myself. Oh, I nearly forgot – Val looked very pretty. She’d borrowed a very attractive black dress from Monika.
As the party broke up, Dave said something about driving to another pirate-days castle at San Lorenzo. I didn’t fancy it much, so skipped off to visit the other Dave, the Englishman. Chatted with him for a while and then bought 4 Genesis tapes. In the afternoon, all I could manage was to collapse on board, + let Peter Gabriel blast out from the speakers. Naturally, after a time I developed a hangover, so retired to the bar for orange juice. The others returned about 6, having had a pretty fair time. Monika was dead to the world by now, having over-indulged even more than me, it seems, so Val cooked dinner for us – I enjoyed it, but think Dave was determined not to. A lazy day – well, Easter is a holiday.
More social occasions, which are all very pleasant, though I do seem to be getting into a habit of inebriation.