4 Jun 2012
WHAT DID YOU DO THIS WEEKEND ?
This meme helps you to remember what you did on the weekend of 2 June
On Saturday we were invited to a birthday lunch of a very old friend whom I know since 1966. We have worked for 10 years in the same company and became friends. He married a French girl 2 years later than we married, his first son was born 4 days later than ours. And now he reached the proud age of 70 !
The lunch should be a surprise and his wife had organized everything together with the youngest son. We should all arrive 15 min earlier than him.
The restaurant was an old farm, very beautiful, with a nice garden and surrounded by woods and fields with horses. The weather was beautiful and we could have our aperitif and coffee outside. On the above picture you can see Mr. G. entertaining the mother in law and friends.
I made this picture myself and had put it in a frame. I think he liked it very much.
The food was delicious, there were two menus for choice, one with fish and the other with meat, and of course the birthday cake !
and here we were all together, his sons with girlfriend and wife, the grandchildren, the parents of his daughter in law and friends.
We talked about old times and laughed a lot. He is a very cheerful guy and loves to joke. We sang I don't know how many times "Happy Birthday to you " and he sang "to me". It had been a wonderful surprise for him, we all laughed when he entered the room and saw his face ! He only had expected his sons and the parents of his daughter in law.
Outside I could take a picture of these beautiful poppies before we returned home at 5 pm. Long time I hadn't sat 4 h at table ! But it was so much fun that time flew by.
On Sunday when I opened the shutters it rained cats and dogs ! The man who was supposed to finish the joints on our terrace, showed up at 8 am just to tell us that with all this rain he couldn't work.
I sorted out my birthday pictures and after lunch I took a blanket and lay comfortable on the sofa to watch the Queen's Jubilee.
Unfortunately it started to rain in London too, but I could take my pictures on the TV and stayed dry. While I was watching I called my friend in Eastbourne (UK) and we commented together, because she was watching too. Isn't modern technology great ? I am in Waterloo she is in Eastbourne and we watched TV together. The pictures are not of the best quality, but at least a nice souvenir.
The evening ended as so often with Dominique and Inspector Barnaby who this time had a glass of cider from a barrel which contained the corpse of a man and poor Inspector Barnaby had an indigestion and was sick.