curiouswombat: (notes from a small island)
posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 09:49pm on 06/06/2013 under , ,
Yesterday evening S2C, D-d and I went out for a meal with a friend from a very long time ago. When we lived in the NE of England we had a group of friends with whom we played D&D every week. One of that group, whose mother used to babysit D-d when she was a baby, was visiting the island for TT with friends and got in touch.

So we three, and Alan and the two friends he was camping with, met at our favourite Chinese restaurant and had a lovely evening. One of the guys did something I've never thought of doing in a Chinese restaurant - he had lobster.

I thought you might like to see it -

Chinese lobster!

It was, he says, as yummy as it looks.

My Char Sui with Chinese leaves and fried rice was very yummy too - but I only took a picture of the lobster.

We were amazed to find that the old D&D group still meets every Wednesday - so it has been going strong for well over 30 years!
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posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 09:10pm on 29/09/2010 under ,
I have persuaded my long-time friend, and occasional holiday companion, 'D from Skye' to join Live Journal - she is here as [livejournal.com profile] dougalsservant.

She would, I am sure, welcome friends - she lives, as I said, on the beautiful Scottish island of Skye, sharing her house with four handsome and intelligent cats (well - three handsome ones and one very pretty one, apologies to Tabatha...). You can guess from her username which of the cats is the boss in the household!

This is her first post - it is of one of the road signs on Skye - go and have a look and it will tell you a lot about island life...
Mood:: 'happy' happy
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posted by [personal profile] curiouswombat at 10:03pm on 15/10/2006 under ,
We've just had visitors - [livejournal.com profile] fenchurche and [livejournal.com profile] rackham came for dinner - all the way from Seattle!

Well O.K. - we are one of their last stops on their holiday in Britain, and it was lovely to see them. We had dinner, and a good gossip, and sent them off with a tourist board map and instructions of how to reach their B&B for the next two nights, before they head back to the UK, and then back home.

Aren't our modern electronics wonderful - Fen and Rackham were able to track themselves by GPS whilst on the boat between Heysham and Douglas, and were then able to sort out their hotel room for their last night near Heathrow whilst sitting on our settee. Before they came I had been able to update our Church website (http://www.standrewsurcdouglas.org) with a picture of the big pile of shoeboxes filled with love that we had collected in Church today, and D-d in York was able to look at it (along with anyone else) within hours of the Service. I love the electronic age!

For those who are interested, info about the shoeboxes, and a copy of the picture, are under here )
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