I had invited about 26 people and about 16 agreed to come. However, on the night only ten people came. I know a few people were ill. October does seem to be a time for people to get ill. A shame, but we still had a great time. The people who came were quite a good mix of different people from church.
I had said on the invitations:
Shoes off at the door would be appreciated. Feel free to bring some slippers.
Everybody therefore removed their shoes without being asked and nobody seemed bothered about this. A couple of people brought slippers.
There was far more food than we needed. I was breakfasting this morning on leftover mini-sausage rolls and potato chips. There was also plenty of drink. There was white wine, a choice of beers, a choice of fruit juice, lemonade and elderflower stuff.
Most of the people who came had never been to my house before, so I gave them a brief tour.
It was a really pleasent and light-hearted evening.