Well, that's nothing new is it? Today it was with three friends - L,C and W - set for one o'clock and delicious it was too. L and C both had roast beef, W had roast pork and I had macaroni cheese (I was going to have salmon but by the time we ordered there was no salmon left; but there is a good veggie menu so I was happy to tuck into that.)
Afterwards it was coffee and a chat in the bar. There were quite a lot of people there that we knew so the atmosphere was friendly. Up here there is none of that crossing the road rather than asking how you are a few weeks after one has lost one's life partner, it is straight down the middle - tell it as it is, and all the better for it.
Friend L (Lavinia but Win for short) is ninety six years young and as we are all knocking on a bit we got to talking about lavs at the bottom of the garden and jerries under the bed in the night - and of houses with no bathrooms. We came to the joint conclusion that today's youngsters don't know the half of it.
Then it was home to walk Tess, who was very pleased to see me. I do feel guilty leaving her alone, but I try to walk her three times a day as far as I can with at least one of the three walks off the lead so that she can chase the rabbits (they are quite safe and they know it). I need to get out as much as possible.
Tomorrow I go with friend C to buy more knitting wool in the morning and then in the afternoon there is ukulele practice. I am not very good yet but I am making progress - and that is pleasing. Playing with the rest of the group makes me keep up and improves my playing no end each week. When I get a bit better I might put a clip on U Tube!!!