Monday, March 21, 2016

Food and merriment

Tabitha, Gareth, Cally and Flynn had been to a birthday party in Holymoorside on Saturday and had thought that they might come and stay with us overnight rather than heading straight home.

So The Builder and I went heading out for provisions. While we were out we called in at Strada Estates to hand in a set of keys.  We went to the library to return some books and to borrow another book and a couple of DVDs. We went to the supermarket for provisions for the evening. And we were home, ready to receive visitors when they rocked in after what sounds like a fun-filled 6 year old birthday party.

We watched the DVD of  Abner, the invisible dog, which we all expected to be dire but which was unexpectedly funny and engaging. We watched the DVD of  Happy Feet Two, which we all expected to be funny and engaging but which was strangely disappointing. Cally had noodles, broccoli, salami and soya sauce for dinner, which she seemed to enjoy. The grown ups had stir fried beef in black bean sauce with noodles, which we all seemed to enjoy.  Flynn spent most of the evening crying, but slept remarkably well overnight (to his parents' great delight!).

Marlo has taken over Flynn's car basket
Flynn on his first inspection tour of the garden
On Sunday we all talked to Grandma Stella and Grandpa Tony on Skype.  We had crumpets with various things for breakfast. Then all the visitors went away and The Builder and I made ready to go for lunch at Bea and Steve's place in Woodseats.

We had a delightful lunch. It was very delicious. The company was convivial. The wine flowed (except for The Builder's, for he was in charge of the car).

Spinach and asparagus soup ...
... followed by rolled pork, hasselback potatoes, veg and apple sauce
I didn't get a photo of the steamed treacle pudding :-(

It was a great weekend :-)  I am looking forward to the next one!

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