Them wot Lunch

We were invited out to lunch today by some boating friends across the way who live locally.
We arrived bang on 12.30 armed with a bottle of red wine, flowers and chocolates for our hosts who live in a converted barn which is the kind of property dreams are made of.
Set in idyllic surroundings in the countryside with a pond full of coi carp and birds twittering and fluttering around us, we have spent a most enjoyable few hours in their company.

Lunch was three courses, starting with a pepper soup which was delicious, and I have memorised the recipe. Our main course was roast chicken, asparagus, cauliflower, purple brocoli, carrots, snap peas and new potatoes, followed by a mango and strawberry salad with natural yoghurt.
It was all wonderful and practically syn free (butter and milk in the soup) so I have no need to feel guilty for eating so well!

Having filled them in on our intended plans, they are sorry to see us sell up, but when we explained that we are not leaving the area immediately, we could see they were pleased.
We sincerely hope that when we are ‘boatless’  the friends we have made over the last couple of years will keep in touch.
Our backgrounds are all so different, so conversation never wavers and it will be nice perhaps to meet up once in a while for a pub lunch and have a chin.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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4 Responses to Them wot Lunch

  1. Jon & Liz, 'Golden Merlin' says:

    Pub lunch and a chin wag. Sounds like a good plan. ‘The Eagle has landed’ X

  2. Sounds like a great lunch – the pepper soup sounds like something Paul would like.

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