Well, we don’t do all that running around buying presents and sending cards version of Christmas here, but we’re as up for a celebratory meal as anyone ‘at this special time’. In our case it will be down at Sarah’s allotment.
After the previous day’s splendid quality at The Pen Factory everyone is anxious that standards are kept up.
Over the years Sarah has had help here. Some from me, much from our friend Gemma. And this past year has seen the return of a long time friend and helper.
And look. In between the showers and for the briefest of seconds.
Specially imported? Well, yes, sort of. They went halves on it from Aldi. Including its own stand, carving knife and sharpener!
Baked Cypriot potatoes with butter and Feta. and Bren’s Festive Salad of Peppers and Romaine Cabbage – From Louise’s allotment next door.
Thank you Sarah, and thank you Bren. That was lovely.
And those festive albums that soundtracked our menu? ‘Roots Reggae’ – a 60s to 80s compilation for starters ‘Be what you are’ – early 70s Staple Singers on Stax ‘The take off and landing of everything’ – Elbow ‘One World’ – John Martyn ‘Uncloudy Day’ – gospel from the late 50s Staple Singers to finish.