Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rest

Frank’s theme for the Tuesday Photo Challenge is REST this week.

Loads of things come to mind today, from resting up after illness, a hard day or sleepless night, to the musical ‘rest’ and pause when for one blissful beat, all is quiet is an ocean of tuneless noise.

I don’t have pictures, but I remember many years ago the accounts staff being taken out for a meal by the bosses one Christmas. It was to a very fancy restaurant with very fancy food and extremely fanciful prices. I played safe and had chicken as the traditional turkey dinner was not on the menu. When my meal arrived, I was stunned at the two inch square pastry enclosed mouthful of chicken breast on my plate, and discreetly asked where the rest of it was. Apparently if I wanted vegetables or a salad, there was an extra charge per selection.  It was my first (and last) experience of nouveau cuisine. The bosses also had more plate visible than food, and the meal for the four of us, including a bottle of wine, came to over £200. Bearing in mind this was over 34 years ago, that was a lot!

Here is a picture of ‘rest’ I do have though, and that’s Maggie.This was taken in September 2015  and she was absolutely exhausted from a walk in the quarry when we were staying with MOH. She was a little stiff and got up on the chair behind me, then went to sleep.
Her walks are still as often but not as long these days, but encouraging her to rest can be difficult. Sometimes it means going to bed in the afternoon knowing she’ll join me.
Photo April 2019.

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! We have recently lost our beloved dog 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, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. 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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10 Responses to Tuesday Photo Challenge – Rest

  1. Elizabeth says:

    2 in the chicken breast! It’s incredible how some people have the guts to do this, they should be used to serving Hollywood stars that are always dieting! 🙂

  2. Your comments about the restaurant made me laugh, Di. I too have experienced food in that type of restaurant.

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  4. I love your doggy pictures! And enjoyed your restaurant encounter 🙂 Funny isn’t how the more you pay the less you get? (although for me, less would be a good thing!)

  5. I guess that food is making a comeback in this day of instagram. A complete ripoff at that price.

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