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Published: September 7th 2018
Dinner with Rachel
A Marks and Spence Quiche Lorraine
Thanks to all for the expressed good wishes regarding my annoying little head cold. It’s nothing, really, and if I’ve been a bit of a - um - guy
about it... it’s just that it’s been so long since I’ve been sick that I’m quite nonplused.
I feel better each day, and then - without warning - I have a sneezing/coughing attack that makes my eyes water, my nose bleed, and sounds like I’m going to hurl body parts. I’ve cleared whole supermarket aisles with this performance for the past few days. Sigh! 😷
Whoever believes the Brittish are standoffish hasn’t been to Bawburgh (“Bo’brro”). No sooner had I failed to show up to a Historical Society meeting in the village than I got a call asking about my health, and inquiring whether I might need anything from “the shops.“ Further, I‘ve received invitations to attend two other events:
- A “Pensioners Lunch” (I.e., feeding the elderly) provided by the cook at the village primary school. Apparently it’s better than it sounds, as he’s a Jamie Oliver type who sources local ingredients and asssembles a “scrummy meal with substantial puddings” (desserts), all for £5.
- An evening
Veggies and vino
Sautéed and roasted
social that “has food, but mostly we drink and talk about those who aren’t there.” That should be fun! 😏 (In point of fact, I was astonished how many people at the Saturday coffee who, when they learned where I’m staying, began with “ Christina‘s a lovely girl, but her love life’s a mess....” Then they’d chuckle and remind me, ”We’re a small village.”)
Already on my “diary” is a bus trip (£12) to the North Sea coast with a group of neighbors. That should produce a fun blog entry!
Since I’ve been pretty home-bound, my recent photos reflect meals and village walks. Increasingly confident with driving, I’m making plans for day trips to Cambridge and the coast. If you can, check out the two video clips that I posted on FB of driving on New Road - blimey!
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