And a very enjoyable day too - and might I add that friends looked after me very well so that I only had a little back and forth to the kitchen to do and most of that was before they came when I could take my time. The result is that I have enjoyed the day immensely and now that they have all gone I don't feel over tired at all.
Rachel said she expected it all to go well - and it did. My mobility is such that it takes me a long time to get from a to b and I can't do it unaided and I find it very tiring. Today passed without any of that.
P and D live in Grange over Sands which is literally straight across from East to West of the country. Friends took two hours to arrive and they brought the main course - a delicious ready-made dish with smoked haddock. Friend W lives in the next village to me and was responsible for the veggies. They all three arrived at the same time - W brought the vegetables - broccoli, leeks, cauliflower and green beans - all of which she cooked to perfe ction in the microwave. I had set the table yesterday at my leisure and also taken the pudding (a lime tart) out of the freezer.
And so we all four came together. The oven was switched on so that the meal would be ready at half past twelve. W disappeared at about ten past to cook and then keep warm the vegetables and dead on half past twelve we ate - no alcohol as P was driving but white grape juice, which was very pleasant and didn't make us sleepy. We all had a piece of the lime tart with locally made ice cream and then the 'boys' finished it off between them.
The dishwasher was loaded and switched on, the coffee was made and we all sat down in the sitting room and chatted for a couple of hours before everyone set off home. D rang at half past four to say they had had a good journey back and were home. It has been a lovely enjoyable day = so thank you to all three of them for putting the effort into make it so pleasant.
I shall now go and watch tonight's winter walk on television unless it is playing up. I have somehow pressed something and it is not quite behaving as it should. Friend D fiddled with it this afternoon - I am hoping he has 'righted' it - otherwise I shall wait for friend S to call - she is a whizz with the television.
See you tomorrow.