Tuesday, 6 March 2018

Out to lunch

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This morning was, of course, our coffee morning - only three of us today and the fourth friend, C, is on holiday at a cottage in the Lakes.  So we had a nice chat for an hour or so in an almost empty cafe.   Really, in this kind of weather, the cafe owners in our little town must have a rather thin  time.

Then it was time for the first shop for my lunch party (buffet) on Saturday for the occasion of my son's sixtieth birthday.   It makes me feel very old, especially when I look at him and he looks so young for his age (and acts so too).

Then it was out to lunch.    There are so many places to go here for lunch that there is never a need for anyone to feel lonely.   Yesterday our local church was providing home made soup and a roll.   Today TOSH (The Old School House) - our local Arts centre, also home to many of the U3A classes, was serving Lasagne with peas, followed by blackberry and apple crumble and custard,  all home made by volunteers.   All absolutely delicious and only £5 including coffee and a lovely chatty lunch with a dozen or so other ladies.

Home by 2 o'clock to meet a gentleman who is kindly going to fit me a handrail on my front door and one in my shower.   He is also fitting a chain on my front door and putting up my Green Man by the front door.   He (the G M not the handyman) has been on the shelf in my garage since I moved in.

Then it was walk Tess round the estate - she has not been well for the last couple of days.   She has not eaten anything and has spent a lot of time just sitting with her head down looking rather sad.   However, she seems a little better this afternoon, so I shall leave it another twenty four hours before I decide whether or not it is necessary to take her to the vet.

Now time to unpack my shopping and make a cup of tea - in that order.

23 comments:

Derek Faulkner said...

Clearly the weather appears to have been as good there today Pat, as it has been here, very Springlike and sunny. Seeing your comment on my blog about wanting to get started on the garden, I'm the same but after last week's weather the clay soil here is very wet and cold, so have to impatiently wait a bit longer - very frustrating.

Sue in Suffolk said...

Poor Tess, hope it's just something she's picked up and eaten and she'll be back to normal ASAP.
Thank goodness the weather is getting better so you are able to get out and about.

Jacqui Fenner-Dixon said...

It's nice that there are so many venues now for people to meet and socialise but I worry for people who cannot leave their homes. Sorry to hear Tess is under the weather and hope she picks up soon.

angryparsnip said...

Gosh I hope Tess is better today. That worries me when dogs do not eat.
Maybe she just caught a chill with your very cold weather.

cheers, parsnip

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

Wish we had an arts centre with a decent cafe here. Some friends of mine looked into it a few years ago, got obstructed too much

Bea said...

The £5 lunch sounds priceless. I love a good lasagna.

Rachel Phillips said...

Like mother like son! Good to hear xx

Joanne Noragon said...

Lovely kind of day. Hope Tess improves.

DUTA said...

Happy Birthdaay to your son! Nice of you to throw a party to celebrate his 60th birthday!

Tom Stephenson said...

Oh, I love the idea that you keep a handyman on your shelf for just such occasions.

Sue said...

Hope Tess gets better soon.

Alphie Soup said...

Time marches on Weaver Pat. Hope Tess recovers soon from whatever ails her. And what/who is the Green Man?

Alphie

Librarian said...

Hopefully, Tess is better today. It is always worrying if our pets do not eat with their usual appetite.
The lunch opportunities sound all good, and it must be difficult to decide where to go with so much choice!

sausage said...

Poor Tess,hope she is better soon.What is a Green Man I only know of the one from folk law.

Heather said...

Two more similarities in our lives Pat - our sons are both 60 and I too have a Green Man but he lives on my kitchen windowsill and is a stained glass version.
Do hope Tess perks up soon.
Those lunch offerings sound delicious. You and your neighbours are not short of excellent eateries.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Sauusage - it is indeed the one from folklore. Alphie too.
Still A Pleasant day here today. Thanks to you all.

Minigranny said...

Do hope Tess is better soon!

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