Invitations are complete. The Bushbaby and I delivered them to the embassy last week. Of course we’ve had a few dinner parties here in Luanda already, but this one is the granddaddy: our Third Annual Valentine’s Feast. We will prepare a 6 course meal for ourselves and 9 others. Stay tuned for details of the menu and inevitable hijinx. Here’s hoping all your Valentines were dipped in chocolate, washed down with pink bubbly and covered with love and kisses. Happy belated, my friends. xo


8 thoughts on “invited

  1. Love your invitations…so delicate and lovely. What a treat it must have been for each guest to find themselves presented with one of these Valentine’s Day “Golden Tickets.” Enjoy your soiree!


  2. Beautiful. I’m sure that your guests will feel loved from the invitations, the meal, and the company hosting them. Such a wonderful gift to give others. You are inspirational.

  3. Good morning how are you?
    My name is Emilio, I am a Spanish boy and I live in a town near to Madrid. I am a very interested person in knowing things so different as the culture, the way of life of the inhabitants of our planet, the fauna, the flora, and the landscapes of all the countries of the world etc. in summary, I am a person that enjoys traveling, learning and respecting people’s diversity from all over the world.
    I would love to travel and meet in person all the aspects above mentioned, but unfortunately as this is very expensive and my purchasing power is quite small, so I devised a way to travel with the imagination in every corner of our planet. A few years ago I started a collection of used stamps because trough them, you can see pictures about fauna, flora, monuments, landscapes etc. from all the countries. As every day is more and more difficult to get stamps, some years ago I started a new collection in order to get traditional letters addressed to me in which my goal was to get at least 1 letter from each country in the world. This modest goal is feasible to reach in the most part of countries, but unfortunately it’s impossible to achieve in other various territories for several reasons, either because they are countries at war, either because they are countries with extreme poverty or because for whatever reason the postal system is not functioning properly.
    For all this I would ask you one small favour:
    Would you be so kind as to send me a letter by traditional mail from Angola? I understand perfectly that you think that your blog is not the appropriate place to ask this, and even, is very probably that you ignore my letter, but I would call your attention to the difficulty involved in getting a letter from that country, and also I don’t know anyone neither where to write in Angola in order to increase my collection. a letter for me is like a little souvenir, like if I have had visited that territory with my imagination and at same time, the arrival of the letters from a country is a sign of peace and normality and an original way to promote a country in the world. My postal address is the following one:
    Emilio Fernandez Esteban
    Calle Valencia, 39 Bajo C
    28903 Getafe (Madrid)
    If you wish, you can visit my blog, where you can see the pictures of all the letters that I have received from whole World.
    Finally I would like to thank the attention given to this letter, and whether you can help me or not, I send my best wishes for peace, health and happiness for you, your family and all your dear beings.

    Yours Sincerely

    Emilio Fernandez

  4. Anne- 6 course homemade meal or not…you should never wish you were in Luanda. Trust me.
    Laura- Mostly we just work with whatever ingredients are available, but your brother does have a signature, show stopping dessert he likes to bust out every so often. He’ll be making it this weekend.
    NBN- there is one FSO who’d like us to adopt him. He’s always so effusive with praise and appreciation- guaranteed spot on the guest list! Didn’t you promise to come and do the dishes last year? Will you be zipping over from Maputo?? If the mail service worked I’d have sent you a proper invitation! See you at 7:30??
    Emilio- there is no mail service here- no postal stamps, no postcards. I could send through DHL, but it is prohibitively expensive. Sorry I can’t help you with your project.

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