Catriona goes back to school next week. She is a weekly boarder but will not get home for the first two weekends. I thought it was about time we had another day out together. Coincidentally her Mum had to go into the practice today so when I asked Catriona last night if she would like to go and see The Book Thief today she was very happy to do so. So at 9am we set off to play a couple of games of croquet (Thursday is a club day). Then Catriona suggested lunch at The Groove Kitchen. This is a place that I pass almost daily and yet have never been into. I have been missing a lot. The service and lunch was good and having looked on Trip Advisor I see that I have been missing far more than I realised. I shall be back.
|"If I make silly faces you won't put it on your blog!" - Got that one wrong didn't you Catriona?|
|A large milk shake whilst waiting for lunch (taken with my phone in less-than-perfect light).|
Coincidentally we met friends at the cinema and watched The Book Thief. I had tried to read the book on the strong recommendation of a lady at croquet. I struggled and never got very far. One of the friends with whom we watched it this afternoon said that the film was better than the book. I do not think that there was a dry eye in the cinema by the time it had finished.
Of course there was the mandatory sitting in the sun having an ice cream on the way home.
The day ended at 11.30 at night when Wendy and Martin, Jamie and Catriona eventually made their way from The Cottage up the drive to bed (or for Wendy and Martin to pack for their trip to Wellington after their last patient this afternoon).
How could one be anything other than very thankful for such a wonderful day?