Things are slowly returning to normal here and I do feel a little better each day. Today friend W and I went out to lunch. I took my camera so that I could take photographs to show you, but by the time we reached The Bull in West Tanfield, where we had booked a table, the promised rain had arrived and I was just intent on getting inside quickly. Sadly I then forgot to take photographs of the meal.
After looking at the menu, we both chose haddock and chips - a wise choice as it was delicious. We were so full that we decided against a pudding, but after sitting and chatting we thought we might share a pudding. When it arrived - it was meringue,chantilly cream and summer berries - it was totally enormous. If we had chosen one each we would have been defeated; as it was we couldn't eat it all.
Finishing off with a coffee each and sitting chatting a while to let it all go down, and then it was home again. The farmer meanwhile had his lunch at the Auction Mart with a group of farming friends - steak pie, chips and peas followed by lemon meringue pie. So we both came home full and happy.
Now the farmer is upstairs (and has given me strict instructions to keep out of the way) re-hanging the curtains, which have been dry-cleaned. They are heavy and it is not a job I like doing so I am happy to keep well away until it is done. And tonight we shall be able to have the light on in the bedroom at last.
Good news on the knitting front. Anyone who read an earlier post when I spoke of sewing my baby jacket together wrongly will be pleased to hear that friend C has offered to try and unpick the seam for me and I am to take it when I see her on Sunday, when seven of us go out for Sunday lunch. Sunday is actually our twenty third wedding anniversary, but it is also the farmer's walking day and as he enjoys his walks so much we have deferred our anniversary celebration until the following Sunday.