The girls and I met yesterday in our friendly bistro to have a Christmas lunch together. We are down to three since Margaret deserted to
and the day before Joy phoned to say she wasn’t very well and was doubtful if
she would make it. I told her to see how
she felt on the day – only she could decide and we would be in touch. I then phoned Jackie to make sure she could
still make it and warned her that Joy probably wouldn’t.
The bistro was bustling when I got there and I was glad to have reserved a table. Jackie was there already having convinced herself it was 12.15am instead of 12.30am. We always meet at 12.30am for lunch. As we had a large table for four I told Kym the owner, we would probably just be the two of us and would she like us to move. Fortunately she told us to hang on because a little while later Joy wandered in. They both were a bit tired so I took their orders: water for Joy, orange juice for Jackie and rose pour moi (I know it isn’t the week-end but it was a Christmas lunch.)
The girls decided to have the pensioner’s chicken – slightly smaller serving and cheaper - whilst I had the Christmas lunch – turkey with all the trimmings. Because that is what we had originally ordered we had Christmas crackers but we decide to leave them un-pulled as only one of us was entitled. The girls rallied, enjoyed their lunch and managed the delicious fruit crumble. I enjoyed all the different flavours – super bread sauce – delighted I wasn’t the chef but it really was a man size helping and I reluctantly had to leave some. Miraculously I found space for blueberry cream.
A lady none of us knew came up and offered us an after- eight mint “because it’s Christmas”. Her name was
and it was such a sweet idea we happily partook. Ada
As we are having my lemon chicken on the day I booked dinner for Saturday so that MTL can enjoy the same. I have done that marathon for so many years under varying circumstances; it is an arena I am happy to bow out from.
I’m now off to
to attend a funeral and there are flood warnings. I’m getting a lift with neighbours – I don’t
think it is necessary for MTL to attend.
Fingers crossed we don’t get swamped. Taunton