We had a really lovely Friday evening having our friends Tina and Gavin over for dinner. We haven't seen them for a couple of months in which time they have announced they are expecting their first child so it was wonderful to see them both, celebrate their great news and catch up. I made a mini roast as I felt comfort food fitted the occassion and for me, if I want yummy comfort food then a roast would be in my top three. They brought over a couple of bottles of lovely wine which we enjoyed on the sofa after clearing our plates. Tina of course, enjoyed her Fanta Lemon (which I found VERY satisfying the next morning having discovered she had left it here!) I had made the plans for them to come over while Patrick was away and before I knew he had damaged his shoulder however it was a nice chilled evening, relaxing and laughing with friends we haven't seen for a while.
|GREAT NIGHT: Good friends and good wine!|
They also bought me a beautiful bouquet of flowers which was a lovely surprise! So much so I told them it should have been the other way round seeing as they had good news to celebrate. Gavin's cousin Laura runs her own Florist so made up the flowers for him to give to me. Her business has gone from strength to strength since opening a few years ago, she has a shop in her hometown of Corringham and also a little shop in Barleylands, Billericay. I always buy flowers from her on the rare occassions that I have needed them because they are beautiful bouquets and very reasonable prices. Also, of course it is nice to help support a friends business! I am very happy to have a gorgeous bouquet of Laura's adding colour to my living room.
|SURPRISE: My gorgeous flowers|