Well, it is not my birthday yet the celebrations have been and gone. I have had my presents too, bar one.
Saturday night we met with Sister, Little Jo, Sis In Law and Teen Niece at the Dick Whittington for dinner. We had a great meal. Fillet Mignon for $20 put me in a very good frame on mind. The Dick has butchers paper table coverings and crayons on each table, so Little Jo was entertained, as was Teen Niece. Little Jo shared her stickers with Teen Niece to adorn their artwork.
Little Jo has had a cold and so Sister is trying to get her to cover her mouth if she coughs. Little Jo forgets though. You tell her, said Sister. She'll listen to you. Sister must have picked up that I already nag Little Jo about please and thank you and make her pick things up off the floor. So not only will I have to teach Little Jo how to apply makeup, now I must teach her manners too.
We came back to our place for cake and coffee. Little Jo helped me to blow out my candles.
The visitors did not stay too long. R gave Sis in Law the opals to pass on to his sisters when she sees them in the UK.
Yesterday the Brighton Antique Dealer had organised a bash at Milanos at Brighton Beach. Last week it was decided to make it a get together for my birthday too. She gave me this gorgeous tray and a Limouge side plate. I am very pleased with the tray.
Frankly, it wasn't a great lunch. R and I weren't at the table when orders were been taken. We chased the waitress and put out orders in just a few minutes after everyone else. Everyone's meal arrived at the same time, except mine and R's. R's came five minutes later but although staff kept apologising for the delay, mine did not arrive until everyone else had finished. Given there was about fifteen in our party, I thought my meal might have been removed from the bill, but nope. It wasn't that I was particularly hungry. I just hated everyone else fussing about it.
We adjourned to another large room to see a ten piece band with a female vocalist. They were terrific but we did not stay long. Back to BAD's place for coffee and more cake. I find such socialising hard work. I should not complain but be grateful to have friends.
Milanos. Great building, nice bars inside and sea views.
BAD's shop house. There is a half metre high board between the shop and the house to step over. It stops her dog causing mayhem in the shop.