I'm sorry there was no post yesterday but after coming in at lunchtime from our coffee meeting and market shopping the hours flew past as I did various small jobs which needed doing. And then two friends G and J called in for some eggs and we had a pleasant hour chatting - and then it was time to get ready to go out for our yearly meal with the shooting syndicate.
The venue moves around from year to year as the members of the syndicate live in different places. This year we were lucky in that it took place at the pub about a mile down the road. In fact we were very lucky because when the sheep came in earlier in the week for pedicures we found a sheep had got in amongst our sheep and it belonged to someone else. During the pedicure was an easy time to separate it (can you imagine trying to do that out in the field?). The farmer came to collect it at 7pm and the dinner was at 7.30pm. But we were not the last to arrive = that dubious honour fell to the farmers who were in the middle of lambing. (and they lived nearer to the venue than we did - literally just across the road).
What a pleasant evening we had. It is always a chore showering and getting 'dressed up' to go out in the evening as far as I am concerned. But we ate little during the day and were hungry. The food was delicious. I shall make your mouths water -
I had deep fried king prawns with an onion dip.
Chicken breast stuffed with mozarella and bacon strips (served with brocolli and carrots - and potatoes or chips of course)
Three way brulee - this is three small pots of creme brulee - one raspberry, one vanilla and one a deeply flavoured coffee (my favourite).
All this followed by coffee and an hour's chat - lovely evening.
Nothing much to do today but as I have to go out on Monday morning I am doing the weekly washing - well the machine is doing it and I am just listening to the whirring as the spin drier goes round!