Saturday, 7 September 2019

Chic Eleanor


I had that date today.....Remember I mentioned it a while ago
It was fun, and chatty and was an easy three hours out of our day.
I ate lunch too ( and didn't drip any of my open prawn sandwich down my front) 
Which was a first! 
We've  agreed to meet again

When I came home I popped in to see Chic Eleanor 
Now , Chic Eleanor is a new character to Going Gently , but she has really been a good friend for a couple of years now. When Chris moved out, she like many of my friends, went up a gear and we have become closer mates through our work at Samaritans and over the odd beautifully served gin and tonic.
Eleanor is in her mid fifties and looks years younger. She lives in a beautiful country house just East of the village and has class, style and warmth in bucket loads. 
She has the chic personality of Catherine Deneuve and wears a pashmina with a natural elegance unheard of in Trelawnyd. 
She always refers to me as " My Darling John!" 
I told Eleanor of my date as she dropped a sliver of lemon into a fat Chrystal gin glass 
" Darling John I think it's time to follow suit and dip my toe into the dating pool" she purrred reaching for the fever tree tonic 
" You will be snapped up !" I told her honesty
And typical of many , quite naturally beautiful people, she was genuiningly surprised by my words
" Do you think so , my darling John?" She said flicking her beautifully flowing hair with a fine finger
" Yes!" I told her honestly
" How absolutely  lovely !" She said with a genuine smile which lit up the room! 


42 comments:

  1. Wonderful ! Just perfect.
    parsnip

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  2. Dangerous choice of sandwich...but impressively managed!

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  3. I am very pleased that you had an enjoyable date today John and Chic Eleanor sounds such a kind,elegant lady x

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  4. Good to have friends.She sounds lovely

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  5. If Chic Eleanor met Trendy Carol would it be a battle of Costumes at Dawn?

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    1. Carol is trendy
      Eleanor is traditional
      No contest

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  6. well, hello to eleanor! and the promise of another date; how exciting!

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    1. It's all very slow and is what it is

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  7. She even SOUNDS chic. Congrats on surviving the first date.

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  8. it's very exciting to be introduced to a new Trelawnyd character! it sounds like the village is becoming a hot spot to find singles!

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  9. First date success ... tick
    Elegant friend ... tick

    Things are looking good 😃

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  10. Happy news for all of us from you this weekend!
    Great.

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  11. The best is yet to come, for both of you.

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  12. Are you dating Cro's mother?

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  13. Glad it went well John. May you be on friendly terms and gain another friend for life if not a new partner. Will be keeping May finger crossed you deserve it. Sally from Ramsgate x

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  14. I do like understated.

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  15. Your life finally sounds back on track. Great to hear!

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  17. Lovely update on life in the village sounds like a lovely day so John happy for you .

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  18. Glad the date was fab and that a second meeting has been arranged. Your friend sounds wonderful..someone good to have in your corner.

    Jo in Auckland

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  19. Barbara Anne5:19 am

    How wonderful that your date was enjoyable and worth doing again, perhaps soon?

    Ah, Chic Eleanor sounds like a lovely woman and what a compliment to her to liken her to the beautiful Catherine Deneuve. It's indeed good to have friends!

    Hugs!

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  20. Exciting news about the date. Good luck.
    Elenor sounds like the kind of person I would like to be. Unfortunately, my real personality turns right at the airplane door and I end up in economy instead of first class.

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  21. Glad your date went well! Thanks for introducing Chic Eleanor to us :)

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  22. You seem to have a similar problem to me around food and your front. My excuse is my matronly bosoom, what’s yours?

    LX

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  23. Lovely to be introduced to Chic Eleanor. Good to hear you went on a date x

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  24. How wonderful! You and Eleanor could go double dating! :)

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  25. Chic Eleanor sounds lovely, but it's set me thinking about how someone would describe me!

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  26. OK, she sounds fabulous. More Chic Eleanor!

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  27. I;'m sitting here grinning.
    And I am so glad that you didn't drip a drop.

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  28. This post just makes me smile. So happy for you.

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  29. Aah yes, but does she have Royal Doulton china with hand painted Periwinkle pattern ?
    If so, our Hyacinth would approve.
    Happy to hear your date went well !
    ~Jo

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  30. Anonymous7:49 pm

    Cor, wish l looked elegant in a pashmina, instead of a gran in a blanket.
    Glad the date went well without food / cutlery related incident!
    Tess x
    P.s. how is Albert with another bulldog in the house?
    Tess x

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  31. At the mention of the word "pashmina" this video of my favorite humorist came to mind: Jeanne Robertson, U.S.A. We're needing all the humor we can find over here. Hope you enjoy a chuckle, too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QNfzKiS-eTU

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  32. Two lovely bits of news :)

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  33. Nobody would ever call me chic but that would be lovely. She sounds interesting.

    Glad you had a nice date and you didn't spill any of your food:)

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  34. just hope you don't' share the same taste in men, or you could be competing! congrats on getting out there and enjoying a date - hope many more will follow.

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