A few days after the Duke’s visit we were pleased to receive Wig and Ian. Wig and I go back decades, five in fact. We met when we signed up for a bi-lingual secretarial course which was being offered by a college in my home town at the time, Weymouth. We have kept in touch over the years and last year we celebrated our fifty years of friendship at the home of another contemporary.
Whilst they were with us we enjoyed a bit of walking and some good occasions around the dining table. Sunshine allowed us to manage some meals out of doors. As a thank you our guests treated us to an evening chez Fuchsias where we dined well, seated at the round table in the conservatory which looks out onto the gardens. From my kitchen I offered them seafood bisque, fish pie, scallops en croute and oysters. We spent a happy time.
Back in Winterborne K we enjoyed some quality time with villagers. The Roses laid on a Bookish Lunch to which we, the Shaxsons, Sallie O and Jan D were invited. Everyone enjoyed the occasion. In the evening I joined my Bridge bunch then on Saturday evening we met Christine and Malcolm for a curry at Namaste Gurkha in Blandford. The restaurant is bijou, the food was good and extremely good value. We met ostensibly for Christine and I to talk Books but in the event Nick hijacked the evening and he and Christine talked politics and current affairs. That was a turn up for the Books!