Anne decided to have a practice run at this year's Xmas dinner, so invited some of us round to try it out. It was a very enjoyable evening, with the girls watching the final of this year's Strictly Come Dancing. The turkey crown went a very long way...I imagine Paul and Anne will still be eating turkey by Xmas when they'll have more!
I'm spending a few days in Bergen, trying to learn a few tips on MQ. I know Bergen is supposed to be wet, but this headline from the local newpaper shows the downpours I'm currently experiencing are a bit extreme even for here:
In between the hefty wind, rain and hail, I managed to have a bit of a look around the town and see the Xmas decorations, and some of the town more famous sights like the old buildings along 'Bryggen' (which is a world heritage site).
We went to Santore in Exmouth Market for Lunch to celebrate Dad's Birthday next week. After a very relaxing time in the restaurant, we saw off June and Grace, then the rest of us went to the Sekforde Arms for a couple of drinks (and a game of darts which I won on a double 7!) before coming home.
Siv and I went to see the film Oslo, Aug 31 at the Renoir cinema by Russell Square today. A very good, if slightly sad, film, with lots of memories for us of various Oslo spots we know. We had lunch at Cagney's restaurant afterwards before weaving our way down to Picadilly Circus where Siv bought a puffa jacket in Lillywhites.
We went down to see Fi and Grae along with Paul and Anne down at Westcliff. When we got there we discovered Fi and Anne had arranged a surprise party for Siv's recent 50th Birthday. There was an amazing turnout of people, none of whom we knew were going along! We all had a great time, the Just Dance game on the Wii was fun as well! Many thanks to Fi and Anne for arranging things and to everyone for turning up!