Monday, 2 May 2022

What's The 'Posh' For?

 ... said one of my girls once, when they came home from school and found the dining table set with candles and best cutlery. It is good to make the meal a little bit special. Especially when you are seeing friends for the first time in over a year...

Tim, Jane, Peter and Jenny have come up from Ferndown for a week's holiday in Norfolk.

We had a lovely evening together. In case you are wondering about our menu - Bob was up at the crack of dawn, to light his bbq, and cooked a delicious piece of brisket, very low and slowwith French bread and some salads...
  • carrot, nigella seeds, sultana and coriander
  • red and white cabbage coleslaw
  • red onion, red pepper and tomato
  • bulgur wheat salad [**recipe HERE ]
Dessert was "Deconstructed Eton Mess" - guests assembled their pud from three bowls, 
  • whipped cream
  • meringue pieces
  • mixed berries [blue- rasp- and straw-]
[This is a useful way of enabling people to either indulge or reduce their intake of fruit/cream/sugar to their own satisfaction]

Jenny was pleased to see my orchids flourishing, Jane commented on my raised bed - and the men spent ages admiring the Lathe Palace. A good time was had by all, I think. I was delighted to be able to give them the Cornerstones Guided Tour. And these lovely people definitely deserved the 'Posh' treatment. They will be able to report back to old friends at UCF that we have settled very happily into retirement.


  1. How lovely! I am glad your visit went so well!

  2. It sounds perfectly wonderful for these sear friends who are your welcome guests!

    Hugs - Barbara Anne

  3. Yes, I like to sometimes make a meal special, just to remind us that we are worth good things. The deconstructed Eton Mess sounds amazing!

    1. It is an idea I got from one of my SILs

  4. How FUN! I sent you an email with the Jolly link. You're going to be surprised!

  5. Glad you were able to have friends over to dinner, Angela, and the meal sounds delicious. I wasn't able to see the recipe for the salad, however - I don't think the link works.

    1. I think I've fixed the link now. Thanks for giving me the heads up on that, Bless

  6. That sounds wonderful!! How fab to be able to meet up with Ferndown friends!


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