We were invited to our next door neighbours' house last night to join them for some pre-Christmas wine and cheese.
It had been a foul day with gale force winds and heavy rain so the "big boots" were needed for the walk down the drive and along the muddy lane to their house.
There was a very good selection of cheeses, olives, oatcakes, and more. I confess to having more than one helping of everything.
Elaine also makes her own chocolates. The beetroot confection covered in rich, dark chocolate was divine.
The company was good, the conversation flowed and we had a great evening. Three hours passed in a flash.
The rain has stopped today so I think I need a calorie-burning walk.
How lovely! It's nice that you have got neighbours who are also friends. For the reciprocal date may I suggest several cans of Tetley's bitter and beef dripping sandwiches. This will prove that you and Perry are also sophisticated.ReplyDelete
Thanks for the suggestion, YP. I think that sounds .... delicious....?Delete
The beetroot confection sounds wonderful.ReplyDelete
It was. The filling had a similar texture to Turkish Delight, which I love.Delete
Now you’ve got us all curious - I’ll take your word for it that beetroot and chocolate pair well together.ReplyDelete
I love that your lovely weather continues to amuse you. Hopefully the window man fixed the leaks and you’re not having to mop up the floor using all the old towels.
Oh and while I’m at it……Merry Christmas to you and your man. I’ll see you in the New Year.
Merry Christmas to you too!Delete
Beetroot puree is a marvelous way to moisten a chocolate brownie, so F is not surprised that it also made a delicious confection.Delete
I would suggest Thwaites bitter and Hollands pies and vinegar butties when you reciprocate win your New Years Eve bash at Church House.ReplyDelete
Pork scratchings in dessert bowls and heaps of piccalilli too! Yummy Mummy!Delete
That's the sort that of company I love. But who doesn't. Time does fly with good friends. So civilized it seems to me. Good start to xmasReplyDelete
It has put me in a good mood today anyway.Delete
Those neighbours are worth hanging on to!!ReplyDelete
They are both very kind and friendly . Good people to have living next door.Delete
Sounds like you have great group of friends and neighbours all round. (And Elfie - did he imbibe?)ReplyDelete
Elfie was busy rearranging all the cards on his shelf while we were out.Delete
It is such a bonus when your neighbors are friendly! Of course, they are lucky too because you are good neighbors also! :)ReplyDelete
It could have turned out quite differently when we moved here. Mr and Mrs Snoopy seem to have gone quiet these days 😌Delete
Is there a special IOM cheese you can recommend? If I ever make it to the island, that is!ReplyDelete
Definitely the balsamic onion cheddar truckle.Delete
I am glad you have good neighbours there. The evening sounded lovely.ReplyDelete
It was, thank you Marjorie.Delete
What an excellent start to the festivities. It's good to have neighbours like yours.ReplyDelete