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!