Sunday, 8 August 2010
A Jolly weekend.
We have had friends staying for the weekend, hence the lack of posts on my blog. There is a lot of work involved in having people to stay, planning the meals, shopping for the food, cooking etc. But, my goodness, what a reward one gets when a weekend goes particularly well - as this one did.
Our friends arrived for lunch on Saturday, for which I had made a large pan of minestrone - it made itself really and was so easy. We had that with crusty bread and with yoghourt and fruit to follow - easy peasy.
But in the evening we had a buffet with cold meats, salmon, prawns and salads and cheese, followed by trifle, fruit pie, ice cream and home-made sauces - and we had an old-fashioned musical evening. What fun we had.
One old friend, almost into her nineties and a brilliant musician and pianist, played and was accompanied by Dominic on the Double bass and a couple of other friends on their ukuleles. Then two of us played piano duets (I have spent all week practising to get the Arrival of the Queen of Sheba up to speed). A good time was had by all.
So, a short post today as I tidy round now that the friends have gone back to Windermere, where they live - but look at the photographs I took and share, for a moment in the music-making. What can be better than a group of dear friends?