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.

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About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and have a terrible sweet tooth for jelly babies or fruit pastilles. Best friends are Hubby, our dog Maggie, Bro in NZ, MSM and MOH (and his dog). I am also a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! Due to a nightmare of a house sale in 2014, 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat until April 2017. We made strong friendships both on and off the water, and enjoyed swan and duck families for neighbours. Sadly times change and we were once again house hunting until September. We now reside in a small bungalow a short distance from the beach on the Lincolnshire coast.
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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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