Yes, a busy day but such an enjoyable one. When you have led a busy and interesting life old age can be frustrating but one really has to try and make the best of things and get on with it.
My friends from Grange over Sands arrived at half past eleven (it is about a two hour journey through beautiful countryside across The Pennines and it has been a glorious day so the journey would be lovely.)
We had to meet friend W at the restaurant for twelve so it was ten minutes sit down and then on the ten minute journey to Middlemoor. Lovely gardens, brilliant disabled access, nice wide spaces between tables and very welcoming staff -perfect for a Summer's day.
Friend D says I must not repeat the menu as it is boring and I am sure he is right. So sufficient to say we had a super meal - lovely food, nice company, excellent service. When I explained to the young man waiting at our table that I couldn't hold my coffee cup because of my shake, he went away and returned with my coffee in a lovely mug with hens on it.
There was also a gift shop and I was able to top up with super cards for all purposes. No matter how many cards I buy when I am out and about there always comes a time when I have a birthday (or in this case a silver wedding) coming up and no suitable card to send. And I always think cards are too personal a thing to get someone else to buy.
Now, at half past nine, I am more than ready for an early night so shall sign off. This day of doing something different - whilst it has been very tiring= it has done me a huge boost and when I get up in the morning I shall be greeted by a vase of golden sunflowers - another boost.