Sunday, 20 September 2020

Friends


Me, Sara, Eleanor and Pask

Chic Eleanor picked me up around noon
No pashmina but she was sporting a very expensive Italian scarf which was looped informally around her neck
“ Darling John “ she purred behind her face mask as she stopped “ it’s been too long!”
We didn’t kiss as we usually do

We met friends Sara and Pask up the Conwy valley and was treated to a real Italian meal with four courses, antipasti ( and a special  scotch egg just for me), orecchiette pasta, locally caught muscles in garlic and white wine and meringue with raspberries 

It was lovely 
Quite lovely 
My scotch egg antipasti



 

54 comments:

  1. And before anyone asked we social distanced apart from the photo where we held our breaths

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    1. How disappointing. I was hoping you'd all behaved beastly.

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    2. Lol I will reserve that right until we meet up mave

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    3. I feel that I have a differing definition of beastly 🤪

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    4. Hands - Face - Breath

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  2. Looks like a great time. Good food and great company.

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  3. Looks like a lovely time and how thoughtful of them to have a scotch egg just for you. Special moments hey John.

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    1. Yes, Pask is so Italian so it’s lovely to talk things from another’s perspective

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  4. I am envious you appear to have such interesting friends; where do you find them all. Looks like you had a wonderful time and great food. Love the scotch egg.

    Jo in Auckland

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    1. Eleanor was in the village, Sara at Samaritans and I was just lucky with Pask

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  5. Sounds delightful (and delicious!)

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  6. Looks like fun,

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  7. Is he the bloke who came to dinner and sat in his underpants?

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  8. They do that all of the time

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    1. I thought I recognised him even with his trousers on, or shorts rather!

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    2. It was lovely for today he had a bit more centre stage as he was cooking

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  9. i really need an outing like that just about now. haven't been around people for 7 months.

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    1. After three hours solid chat , we all sat and smiled and agreed the COVID now made us all thankful for such a simple but so important meet up....

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  10. You are a lucky and handsome devil!

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  11. From babs who can’t comment
    Here is my rewritten comment ...
    "What a wonderful day spent with good friends, in good weather, and with good food. Oh, and that Scotch egg just for you! A hug for your soul, no doubt.
    Hugs!"

    Hope your evening has been as delightful as your day was.

    Hugs - Barbara Anne

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  12. Nobody takes selfies quite as good as you John, they always look full of fun and capture the moment so well.

    LX

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    1. That’s because we were having fun xx

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    1. Miss moon , I learned from you the importance of special people x

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  14. Anonymous9:28 pm

    Bloody hell, you've got more bubbles than Marilyn Monroes' bath....PMSL :)

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    1. As I understand it-bubbles outdoors are fine x

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    2. Flis is right
      The four of us are not a bubble

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  15. what fun! good food/friends make it special. a good looking bunch, ALL of you! and no, I don't need glasses.

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  16. My family is italian John and I must say there are some very handsome men even when they age.Today I spoke to the most gorgeous,tall,elegant gentleman with a deep husky voice and floppy hair-he was very kind about my naughty thatch x

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  17. You have such nice friends! It sounds like a wonderful meal.

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    1. Do you know bonnie , it was quite lovely

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  18. Is a naughty thatch what I think is?

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    1. Oh I know bb!-I never named the cheeky monkey honest x

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  19. Good friends, eating good food and enjoying the day together! Looks like the weather was perfect too. Sounds like perfection to me.

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  20. I have never tried a scotch egg...I really, really must!

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  21. MUSCLES in garlic? Well, as long as they're not over-developed - and you can dispense with the garlic too. :-)

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    1. I didn't catch that; I just went back up to check. I read mussels. perhaps I DO need glasses.

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    2. I now feel rather mean in having pointed it out. Oh well, c'est la vie!

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  22. Gemma is right. My mouth is watering...
    for the dinner!

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  23. A wonderful dinner with good friends....nothing better!

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  24. Anonymous6:55 pm

    I believe this was the very first time I ever saw Chic Eleanor in a photo.....and I must say she looks exactly how I had pictured her. I think I can even hear her *chic* voice too!
    Susan M

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  26. Oh my . . .
    Sounds wonderful . . .

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  27. That looks like a wonderful meet up, love the photo. xx

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  29. Hi John, I need your advice being a connoisseur of Scotch Eggs. I just bought my first Scotch Egg in a little British Bakery and Shop in the small town of Acton in southwestern Ontario. So here's my question - do you eat your Scotch Eggs hot or cold? If hot, how do you heat them? Any condiments? Thanks for your advice. Elaine

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