Happy Easter folks! Did you have a great day? We did. It started off with a cottage changeover and saying goodbye to the poor guests who ended with no hot water or heating, thanks to the oil delivery not coming on time, and then when I got one the boiler wouldn’t relight!
But it has ended with a wonderful feeling of love and friendship!
This morning, during my cleaning, I got a call from an old friend who we used to live near inviting Son and & to lunch. I agreed so long as I could bring our leg of lamb too to add to the table. Mad cooking ensued as I quickly prepped the leg with rosemary and garlic, bunged it in the oven with red onions & red wine and covered in foil, and tried to do as much of the cottage as I could before we had to leave.
Meanwhile Son returned from a friends’s with a very big hangover but said he would come with me as he knew I really wanted to go! (His Easter present to me!) We packed the lamb, roasting pan and all, into an insulated bag and into a box, grabbed some bottles and spare veg, and drove to their house.. We put the leg into their Aga, and then the fun began. Lots of chatter, laughter, oooos’ and ahhhhs’ at the gorgeous grub, and a wonderful sense of relaxation with people who know us well. We have known each others families for 22 years, done school runs together, supported each other when needed, and we are all comfortable together. Son has not really seen them for about 5years so it was lovely to watch him interacting with them again, and I was very proud of him; an entertaining guest despite his hangover!
After the meal, watching the Boat Race, ( well done Oxford!) and a walk, they introduced me to the game Balderdash… A board game reminiscent of our TV programme QI. It was hysterical! I, of course, lost but I suspect we might get our own game! And I hate board games! ( only cos I usually lose!!)
And now I am tucked up in bed with a warm glow internally, missing Hubby a little less (he’s in Tokyo) looking forward to the Cottage boiler being mended tomorrow, greeting the new guests, and some training.
There is nothing like sharing our time, food, laughter etc with old friends. I hope you have been able to do this recently, and if not why not arrange to do it soon.