'still on 4 sat, tom soup and cheesy garlic brd, lunch bout 12.30. C ya's then? Lol S x'
how could I resist a text like that?
'Ooo yes please! Sounds yum x '
armed with a bottle of my sloe gin and some corks *more on those in a bit*
we drove to claim our soupy prize :
Sandra and I have been friends for 14 years ~ saying it out loud makes me wonder
where the time has gone!?
we met soon after giving birth to our little bundles of joy and just 'clicked' :
apart from being 'outsiders' in our *little village, we had and still have
loads in common.
*little village being Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex where I lived for 3 years*
she always makes us feel so welcome when we visit :
the time flies by as we talk books, art, fashion, recipes, film,
kids and we eat, chat more and laugh :
she's very modest about her skills but I can tell you she's a talent all right :
her writing is a joy to read, her cooking sublime,
her knowledge in the garden is vast and her skills with the
needle fabulous :
no wonder her youngest is artistic already :
the corks were for him :
*no dear reader, I didn't drink all those bottles of champers,
although I did enjoy quite a few glasses at Mr B's 50th birthday*
he's quite the entrepreneur, charging a small fee for portraiture :
*this is a good likeness I'm told so I'll have to watch out for the
noseless Mr Hunt*
but what does he do with those corks you may wonder?
he has created a whole world of people :
carefully drawn and glued :
the queen and the grass cutters :
the knights and swordsmen are as scary as they look :
can't wait to see the new members of his imagination :
after our scrumptious soup we went for a walk :
through the country park to the marina :
then along the prom, past boats and huts and chandlers :
until the coming twilight signalled us back :
via Jennie's for a warming cuppa by her logburning stove ....
*the lush drank all her sloe gin already and had I known I'd have given her a bottle too!*