Sorry there has been a couple of days gap in posting but yesterday I gave a dinner party for family and friends and I have been getting ready for it and then cooking it. I still very much enjoy entertaining but as I get older so I get slower and take longer to do things. However, it all went off well, we had a jolly evening and there is enough food left to feed an army. Wish I could invite half a dozen of you to eat up the luxury fish pie which has prawns in it and therefore will not be eaten by the farmer. Sadly I think that after today the hens may finish it off.
Today my two friends P and D have only just left. The farmer has gone off on his walking day - it is a gloriously sunny early Autumn day with the trees just beginning to burst into flame colours and P,D and I have been out for a lovely drive through the pretty Swaledale countryside to Richmond - only six miles away - for lunch at The Station.
We are so lucky to have this venue. There is a lovely cafe serving delightful meals, a shop selling artisan bread, a brewers, a sweet shop, two cinemas and an ice cream parlour. Upstairs there is a gallery for exhibitions of local art.
We all had open sandwiches (cream cheese and smoked salmon on a bed of rocket/ cheese in mayo with walnuts and sultanas - both served with coleslaw on the side. Coffee to drink and a group (Music Fourum) playing in the background.
When we went into the upstairs gallery to look at the 'art' I took these photographs - thought you might like to see how lucky we are up here in North Yorkshire.