Tuesday, 31 March 2015

Not A Womble In Sight!

stampThe fox who longed for grapes, beholds with pain
The tempting clusters were too high to gain;
Grieved in his heart he forced a careless smile,
And cried,‘They’re sharp and hardly worth my while!’

On Saturday we zipped up to London in order to meet up with Steph and, more importantly, to meet Mark’s parents, Martin and Elaine, for the first time. We had a great time – they are lovely people [not surprisingly, after all, Mark is such a great guy] It was super to be able to meet them before The Wedding in June.


We travelled to Wimbledon Common [home of the Wombles] and had lunch in a pub called “The Fox and grapes”. Lots of atmosphere, and phenomenal light fittings! We talked about the Pub’s name and Aesop’s fable. And of course we walked about weddings and families and did that dreadful parent thing of recounting childhood incidents!


P1000949The food was excellent – two of us had Ras-El-Hanout Chicken, two had the Moule Et Frites, and others had Shepherd’s Pie and Fish&Chips [I never photographed those two plates]


We really had a pleasant time chatting together – but all too soon Bob and I had to leave and get back on to the motorway. The exceedingly cheerful waiter obliged us by taking pictures of this Family Meal


I do hope we can share meals again in future!


  1. It's always nice to share food together - glad you all had a good time.

  2. That looks like a nice gathering. Why not invite Marks parents over to yours and have a nice family day with your other daughter too.

    1. Unfortunately none of us is in the same place - we live in Dorset, they live in Liverpool, and arranging to all be in the same place has proved quite an exercise! [and Jon & Liz were away at a wedding so could not join us!!]

  3. Happy day! The food looked wonderful!

  4. good to get to know the inlaws before the wedding.

  5. That's a very relaxed group. It will be a glorious wedding day!

  6. Glad you all met....name tags at a wedding are never a good idea!
    Jane x


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