The girls were leaving the boys at home today and heading for “Souf” London, to the home of the Undomesticated Urban Goddess (a.k.a. Michelle) and scene of recent riots. I had been promised a microwaved ready meal for lunch so decided to bank some nutrients. Smoothie for breakfast containing blueberries, strawberries, banana, soya milk, tahini and chia seeds.
Our trip began with a coffee with Dad and Jilly. The first surprise of the day was to be handed a large box full of letters written about 50 years ago by my Dad. My parents spent the first few years of their married life in Canada and the letters are the ones my Father wrote home to his parents. I am really excited about reading them and getting to know more about my parents and their early married lives together.
And so on to Streatham, with a certain amount of trepidation about what we would be served for lunch. We need not have worried. On the side was some fresh fish and a large bowl of spinach so I relaxed. When I was handed a large glass of Pouilly Fume I relaxed even more.
The Undomesticated Urban Goddesses’ lunch was a triumph. Parmesan crusted cod, served with spinach, mashed potato, tomatoes in Balsamiq and an amazing walnut sauce. Shame she can’t lay the table properly but the food was delicious 🙂
Followed by a large and beautiful fresh fruit salad. The pineapple was even prepared from the whole fruit (rather than a plastic tub), with the aid of a clever gadget that cut away the skin, cut out the core and cut the pineapple in to slices. I saw it with my own eyes.
Nothing surprising about the trip to the large Swedish emporium later on in the day. Suffice to say I did get all the storage containers I need for all the cupboard clearing and tidying I will soon be starting. Back to Streatham for afternoon tea and a slice of the cake made from a packet. Hmmm. Nice tea though.
We were home late so I was happy to have a supper of last nights leftovers. This was a lovely and surprising day. Thank you Dad and Michelle.