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Nadine Dorries
My Summer Party
Posted Saturday, 7 July 2007 at 00:23

Amendment following phone call from friend’s son! Hold mouse over link, click on play in the box, go to top right corner of the box, click and then drag the box over the calendar window on the blog – listen whilst reading the blog. Very good Tobes !! 


Was tonight. So many people said they wanted to read about it on the blog in the morning that I have to break my no weekend blogging vow, two weeks on the trot!


Thanks to horrendous conditions on the M1, I arrived back from Chesham just in time to change and dash out to my own party. Planned and organised by the amazing Pippa, with help from Nikki and all the crew who turn out, event after event, with smiling faces, platters laden with delicious food, and tea towels.


I am always amazed at how many people turn up for these events. At my AGM, there were so many cars in the car park; I thought I was at the wrong village hall. When I went inside, I thought something else must be happening in the hall on the same night.


A similar thing happened tonight. I chatted in the palatial garden to the few dozen people standing around, and then, as an aside, asked Nikki what was the marquee for - thinking it was where the hog roast was taking place.


Nikki grinned, looked at me and said, “Nadine, your guests are in there”. I went to the door of the marquee and there they were, seated down at tables, oh I don’t know, dozens more people.


We had a hog roast, lots of champers and a choir who sang beautifully - the kind of schmoltzy songs that put you in a melancholy frame of mind. We all stood around and listened. They were the kind of ballads people have memories attached to. All the couples started holding hands – it was too much!!! Mike and Carol, I’m talking about you sloppy pair – how many years have you been married?


And then I went and spoilt it all ..... by jumping on a chair and giving a political speech - they made me - I have to talk for my supper!!


Thanks Andy, for your fleece (I’ll pop it round over the w/e) and your very, very, big shoulder,


Thanks Anne, for being such amazing support to me, and part time aunt to Millie and Angus.


Thanks Pippa and Iain and Tom and all your wonderful family for being my new friends,


Thanks Nikki, we are all going to miss you when you go to Canada so much….


Thanks Helen and your friend for being the two best looking twenty year olds in the room and for the impromptu speech you gave bigging up David Cameron during the Q&A’s


Thanks Bob and Angela for your ‘it’s a wrap party’ and your kindness


Bugde, I don’t want to thank you, it’s like living behind the mafia living in the same street as you – thank goodness I gave you the slip tonight!!!!!


(Joke, I love you really, Angela phoned your mob you weren’t picking up!)


Thanks a million to the crew – I’m not going to name you all individually because I may miss someone out – it’s too risky!!


Rebecca – keep plugging away, you will get to where you want to be one day, it will happen.


Thanks Richard and Pat, Pat, you know all the best places to eat – the pool house outside the toilet door – brilliant!


Thank you Charles for giving us your wonderful home for the evening and making it all possible.


Steve, Jean, Tony, Ken, Alan, Kathy, Fiona, Roger… OK I have to stop; it’s becoming a very tedious blog!


Thank you all, a million times.


In keeping with the musical mood of the evening, I have been listening to this whilst I have been typing the blog.  or this version of the same song, live at Glastonbury


Time for bed. I am so tired I am not even going to spell check…….


PS  Thanks to the choir who donated their fee to Keech House Hospice, actions speak louder than songs!


PPS If you want to come to any of our parties, you have to join the Conservative Association, 01462 811992!

Carol Gibson said:
Responded: Saturday, 7 July 2007
Nadine. Mike and I will have been married for 10 years on 30th August! We both really enjoyed the party - and I have to say it was lovely to hear you speak twice in one week, both at the Ampthill 'Meet Your MP' and at the Garden Party. I'm always amazed how at how involved you are in the constituency given how much time you devote to Parliament - if you've discovered a Hermione Granger style time turner that works could I get the name of the supplier please! Carol
Pippa said:
Responded: Saturday, 7 July 2007
ps. And a big thank you to Sue, Gee, Ann, Irene, Ashley and Valmai, my hubby Ian and Paul from the Cross Keys and his Merry Men who erected the marquee in the wind to help make it possible and Margaret and the Pasque Harmony, and all the stoic guests who braved the English summer.
Pippa said:
Responded: Saturday, 7 July 2007
pps: And Barry the car park director, Georgina an ace at drying up What a Lady! and Alan and Marylyn sorry you couldn't join us thanks for the bubbly
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 8 July 2007
Your taste in music is excellent.You should put up one of your favourite tracks for us to listen to with each blog.It adds another dimension, knowing it's music you like and listen to.
Alan said:
Responded: Sunday, 8 July 2007
Sorry to have missed it, but sometimes the spirit is willing but the flesh is weak and I know Marylyn would have loved it and I wanted to see your new hairstyle. I was glad Pippa made it as when I last saw her she had terrible back pain caused by lifting her dog (she says nudge, nudge) Hopefully will get to see you next time you are in Meppershall. PS When you going to get on that front bench?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 8 July 2007
Is that the right number for the Conservatives in Mid Beds?
Anonymous said:
Responded: Sunday, 8 July 2007
This was filmed at the Reebok stadium, I know, I was there, it was awesome!
Information Superhighway Patrol said:
Responded: Monday, 9 July 2007
blogging while under the influence ? BUI is not advisable - it could lead to a dangerous level of candour...
Ashley Green said:
Responded: Friday, 13 July 2007
Nadine, The menbers from Luton Conservatives were wowwed by you and your speech at your Summer Party. They would like you to come to a function in Luton to spread the word. We were sorry we were not there but we had to prepare for Saturday. Valmai had just under 300 former pupils, parents(2 from Scotland) and grandparents come to her farewell party on Saturday.
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