My 60th: Final Supper

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It was round to Denise’s tonight for my final (honest!) Birthday celebration meal.

We arrived just before 7pm where Denise had pulled out all the stops all by herself (Denise’s Steve didn’t quite make it, as he was still on his way home after a mega-sailing expedition!)

We began with nibbles round a real fire before tucking in to homemade Fish Pie! Yummy!!!

I’ve got to say that after nibbles plus a second generous portion of Denise’s excellent Pie, I was pretty well stuffed, but Dessert followed in the guise of Jelly, Fresh Fruit, Cream Cakes and Ice-cream – all perfect birthday ingredients in my book!!
After all that, I was truly stuffed and so we chilled out back in front of the fire. Denise handed me my pressies and after a quick cuppa, we said our goodbyes just before 9.30.

As things turned out, as early as it was, it was a good job we left when we did. Looking outside, we saw that whilst we were noshing, a thick fog had come down. As a result, we had a torturous journey home with visibility down to about a metre at various points along the route home. We took it in turn to drive, but it was all pretty stressful –especially when you’re the ‘lead car’ with no-one to follow!

We eventually got home around just before 11pm! An hour-and-a-half for a journey that normally takes no longer than 40 minutes!
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Still, it’s been a great ‘last supper’ – and once again, I’ve been spoilt rotten!
Cheers Denise! Thanks for such an enjoyable evening!!
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My 60th: Swan for Lunch!

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My penultimate celebration meal today as we met Paul, Sue, Geoff and Rhonda at the Lamport Swan for lunch.

A  thoroughly good lunch, a good long chat and a couple of bottles of splosh as presents – PERFECT!!

Thanks everyone! I had a great time!

More Gifts!!

My 60th – More Trainers reunited

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Not another birthday meal???!!! Oh yes, and why not?!

After Friday’s get-together with my Trainer friends from the ‘BA days’, today Ian and Mags together with their other halves, Ann and Alan, joined us for a full-on Sunday lunch. Ian, Mags and I worked together on gazillions of occasions in the classroom, and in the latter years, we also formed a separate company called Trainers4Trainers to provide a bespoke training service authoring lesson plans, visuals and support materials to Trainers themselves.

Ann had pulled out all the stops – Steak and Mushroom Suet Pudding, Pork and Fruit Ragout followed by Raspberry Bakewell Tart and individual Amoretti Trifles. Super yummy!!

We spent so much time chatting that I didn’t even take any pics!

Another Trainers’ get-together this Friday – and I think that will really be my final 60th celebration!