Saturday, 9 March 2019

LUNCH ..... with old friends ..........





We went for lunch with friends that we have known for some thirty odd years. There were six of us. 



We had lasagne, we chatted, we touched on Brexit, knife crime and Shamima Begum, the Michael Jackson documentary ' Leaving Neverland ', the new Richard Gere series MotherFatherSon, our children, grandchildren, our homes and gardens, but mostly laughed about old times.



 I took my hostess a Muehlenbeckia ... my plant of the moment .... it should get bigger .....



..... like mine ! ..... in return, I received .....



..... a belated birthday present of two picture frames ! How lovely was that ?


We ooohhed and aahhhed over their kitchen and the rest of their beautiful home and then .....




.....  we drove home in the pouring rain !




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image 1: via flickr, image 2: via pinterest, image 3: via sarah raven, images 4, 5 & 6: via me, image 7: via international photo awards

Jackie

21 comments:

  1. I feel like emptying the jug of wine over the heads of those beautiful young people up there, as the men in the background cheer me on.

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    1. I've just noticed the Sarah Raven credit. I met Sarah at her sister's wedding in Scotland.

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    2. But let's grab the Lobster and the joint, before you drench everything with the wine.

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    3. I usually buy a few things from Sarah Raven every Spring. XXXX

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    4. You never want to waste lobster 🦞 XXXX

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    5. I’m surprised that you would want to waste wine !!! XXXX

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  2. I need one of those vining plants. Apparently they grow anywhere, everywhere and can reach 30 feet - would be great on my back fence as new neighbors seem to be throwing a lot of very noisy, late night parties outside on their deck! Concerned the warm weather will see this increasing.

    Love the frames, they look so you Jackie. Know you will put amazing photos in them.

    Love these pix and your story of the evening out - old friends are the best friends, especially when they have great kitchens to hang out in - glad you had so much fun.

    Enjoy the weekend - Mary x

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    1. It’s such s great plant Mary ... you can train it up, you can let it hang over pots and you can clip it to where you want it. It’s great indoors and out ! .... and, I love the look of it. You must get one. XXXX

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  3. Always good to have time with friends....like That kitchen too...happy sunday love Ria....O Yeah i love the mulbeckia too Great plant...love love love 💚💚💚

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    1. Isn’t it a great plant Ria ? I think that I first saw it in Jeanne d’arc Living magazine. 💚 XXXX

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  4. What a great day out!! Love a grey kitchen, and lucky you with the frames - they're very pretty! xx

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    1. I do love grey in the home but it seems to be everywhere now so I’m going off of it a bit !!! The world and his wife seems to be painting everything grey now ! XXXX

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    2. Haha, including here! Although, in my defence, my apartment has been grey from the day we moved in, in 1998. It's just that we're now running with the herd! Wait long enough and it'll be passé soon enough and we can revert to our old way of just being behind the times. xx

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    3. So true Vanessa ..... we have lots in our house that has come round again 😂
      I really love grey and your apartment sounds lovely. I have some grey as well ! XXXX

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  5. Love, Love the Muehlenbeckia . . .
    Lovely Old World Feel . . .
    Reunion lunch with old friends sounds perfect.
    And a beautiful home to visit is always a treat.
    I am sure your friends would say the same about your HOME . . .

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    1. I don’t know about saying the same about my HOME Lynne !!!!!
      Meuhlenbeckia is my favourite plant at the moment .... it is so pretty inside and out and so versatile. XxXX

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  6. Laughter of the past means do not be afraid of the present since everything is a new beginning

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