Frank's 70th birthday was celebrated at the Phoenix bar on Saturday and it was a party of note! He wasn't sure how many people would attend but he was thinking "about a hundred." His friends all got together to do the catering and although we hugely over-catered the food was great. I started things off with pots of fresh mussels, Monica and friends organised wonderful snack platters, they bought tons of boerewors and bread rolls and Janet made a pudding to end off with.
The people started arriving at 14h00 and it was a slow trickle at first but within an hour and a half the place was buzzing, the disco was pumping out biker music and the bar was doing a roaring trade. Frank is a very popular figure in the local biker fraternity and the crowd certainly attested to that fact.
We were kept pretty busy at first cooking the mussels and then a bit later I started braaiing the boerewors, we let the mob have a few drinks first and then Monica put the snacks out. It was a lovely sunny day so quite a lot of the party moved outside every now and then, especially when there were sounds of bike engines revving.
It was a wonderfully friendly atmosphere which carried on right through until 02h30 with people coming and going all the time. I think that the only person who was there from start to finish was Frank! We called it a night sometime during the evening after a thoroughly enjoyable time, my faith in the biker brotherhood rejuvenated - wonderful people!