What the pictures do not show is the howling winds which have brought the temperatures even lower.
All family departed now. Quiet! Toys packed away. But then you dont really need bought toys or play equipment.
Dried pasta, a bowl, a jug and a wooden spoon.
Dont even need a fancy push chair.
Yesterday the DP told me to be ready to go out at 6.30p.m. I was all set for an early night and a glass of red, having refrained all week. You cant risk small children knocking yer glass over. Plus, said small child had woken me up at varying intervals during the night, boy can that child scream.
But it appeared I had no choice. Our friends duly collected us and off we went into the freezing blast and horizontal sleet. "Is this really a good idea?"
As we arrived at the Lighthouse Museum, I said, "It doesnt launch til next Friday." This being the Museums evening restaurant new venture.
Well what a (late) Birthday surprise this was!
Starters, choice of Cullen Skink Soup,
Scallops on Black Pudding, which I had, wow!
and Leek and Crowdie (Scottish cheese) tartlets.
For the main course the choice was Rump Steak, Haddock or a Vege burger. Made with Chick Peas (which we had a taste of and was delicious.)
Dessert was Sticky Toffee Pudding, A Fruit Crumble or Something Creme Brulee.
All freshly cooked to order, all locally sourced food. Nothing like this for miles around, the Restaurant should be a success. And what surroundings!
When we asked for the bill.....no charge. And a bouquet of flowers for me. Ever seen a spring chicken cry?
(Footnote: The staff now have nerves calmed knowing they can put on this superb food, and are looking forward to filling restaurant with proper punters. And a large donation to Lighthouse Funds from the Happy Guinea Pigs.)