The Gang’s All Here (almost!)

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Yep, another (very pleasant) excuse to get together with our good friends and neighbours – the return of Tom and Julie from their long break in Tenerife!

It was almost the ‘full gang’ except for Rosi who couldn’t make it, as she was poorly with this dreaded ‘flu thing’ that’s doing the rounds. Paul and Karen took on the hosting duties, whilst the rest of us – Tom and Julie, David (sans Rosi), John & Trish, Ann and me, enjoyed the results of their hard work!

Food, as always, was delicious. On the menu to night was Mediterranean Chicken with Carrots, Peas and Roasties (courtesy of Karen)…

…two types of Mashed Potato (Colcannon plus a variation) as well as a Potato and Onion creation called Irish Champ (Trish’s fair hands).

Dessert was our domain, where Ann had created a low(ish)-fat Black Cherry Trifle (with a very boozy undernote) inspired ‘Lady’ Berry…

…and we finished it all off with a Cheese-board (courtesy of pretty much everyone).
Another great evening with ‘the gang’ with plenty of time for chat, before, during and after the meal.

It must be my age (or the rather more-ish two glasses of Port), but just before midnight, I suddenly came over very tired – and so we called it a night!

Great to see everyone, but I needed our bed!

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