"I'll admit I may have seen better days,
but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail,
like a salted
Sounds like a perfect evening and just what you needed x
Even though they are despotic, they always sound like a lovely family.
When you asked us to tell you our favorite posts, I forget to say that your posts about these two girls have been some of my favorites. They sound like such very, very smart and sweet children.
Well behaved , confident and very funny
Sounds like fun. AND toasted marshmallows too? Mmmmm, yum.
This evening sounds like it came at the right time when you needed it
Echoing every one else. I am so glad that you had what sounds like a much needed night of sweetness. Thanks to the affable despot and family from me too.
Why do you call them despots? Is there a story there?
I've called jason an "affable despot" from the first day I met him...I have no idea why, the nickname just suited him The family inherited the title
There's two words I've just learnt the meaning of. Friendly and easy to talk to, and a person in power who acts tyrannically. Been reading all this time and never knew what you were talking about :o)
Sounds like a great evening ☺
the wonderful despot family...always a pleasure!
Come on John, we all so love your sharing of your people and what is around you. Lots of love from what I can see.
Indeed... I'm very lucky indeed
It's lovely to be a guest in a happy household. And this sounds like a very happy one :)
Jenny , you have put your finger on it..I wish I had said the same thing x
XOXO to you all!
October already? How time flies!
Some neighbors are just the best.Like bacon, toasted marshmallow make everything bettercheers, parsnip
I can taste those charred marshmallows and my mouth is watering! Shades of many long years gone by.
What fun! Especially the marshmallows. They sound like such a nice family. Did you have a ghost story to contribute?
I have never toasted a marshmallow ... looks delish!
So do you like your marshmallows lightly browned, darkly browned, or on-fire blackened? Inquiring minds want to know...
Wonderful to spend time with a loving family like that; they will miss you when you move.
A wonderful way to enjoy the day. Cheers!
Can sense from your words that the evening did you a power of good. Little pools of light and all that John. x
It sounds delightful x
I look forward to the affable despots being rechristened as affable chums.
...and toasted marshmallows too! I bet that the girls especially loved having Uncle John visit them. x
A marshmallow roast in a bathrobe. Ahhhhhhh!
relaxed company, stories, enjoyment..just the thing
John, the more I read your recent posts, the more I feel that a move away from that wonderful, friendly place would be such a bad move. could you possibly reconsider?- Rosemary xx
In bathrobes too. Perfection.
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