It came to the attention of certain ladies of the College that the luscious Miss Poppy was turning 21 today, Monday. The trouble is, it only came to our attention 24 hours before the only possible time for a party.
Miss Yatsenko and I convened a rapid meeting - no, scratch that - we convened a frantic panic meeting over a little competition fishing. There was no question that we had to do *something* to mark the event. But what could be done in no time at all?
We resigned ourselves to being able to produce precious little that could rival the gorgeousness of the guest of honour. But in true brunette style, we resolved to give it a jolly good try.
Miss Yatsenko found flowers and some of the most glorious dance balls ever to grace Virtualia. She compiled a guest list and sent express telegrams to everybody she could think of. She consulted with the Headmistress over the venue and found some suitable music.
While all that was going on, I ran off to a local builders' yard and threw together a few balloons and a revolving cake.
While the brunettes were running around in a giant flap, exchanging messages in all sorts of private windows, a veritable bevvie of others were entertaining Miss Poppy herself - safely out of the way at the Embassy. We were grateful to all of you girls for looking after Miss Poppy so very well and for keeping the whole event utterly secret. But a special mention goes to Miss Calista who valiantly took the birthday girl off shopping to keep her away from the SCR where decorations were being thrown frantically together for the big event. (Thank you for the carpet removal service between Poppy ports too! Very slickly done, darling.)
Anyway, what it all boils down to is that we were able (with the complicity of an uncharacteristically duplicitous Miss Wardelle) to utterly surprise Miss Poppy with the party of a lifetime. And why not? She gives us the time of our lives every other day of the year.
Here is the evidence that a good time was had by all. Actually, it is more of an homage to Miss Poppy. Well, it was her birthday after all!
Miss Poppy still manages the high kicks even at the advanced age of 21.
Miss Poppy puts the Commander through her paces in a Salsa. She doesn't look very impressed, does she?
Are you all swooning yet? You will be! Just look at this gorgeous Belle of the Ball!
Miss Poppy even inspires the sun to shine in Virtualia.
There is a lot of love between all of us at Sai Thame College. But when Miss Poppy is present, that love just seems to overflow. At this party it was literally popping through the walls!
Thank you for being among us, Miss Poppy. You are an inspiration and we love you lots.
Have a very happy birthday, darling.