Monday, November 2, 2015
This is how the days have dawned this weekend. In fact, we had lingering mist almost all day yesterday. "Foggy London Town" indeed -- although not the impenetrable coal-smoke pea-soupers of years past.
Dave and I had a dinner party for six yesterday. I gave Olga a long walk in the morning and then cleaned the house while Dave did the shopping and cooking -- potato-leek soup, braised beef short ribs with mashed potatoes and peas, and a miniature apple tart with ice cream and praline at the end. And wine. And more wine. I just now finished loading the last dishwasher load of dishes. Granted, we have a small European dishwasher and I'm sure an American one would do everything in one crack -- or maybe two -- but man, we used a lot of dishes.
Our guests were all fellow teachers, several of whom accompanied Dave on his trip to Paris with students last month. Ostensibly the dinner was for discussing the trip and planning for next year, but of course we talked about a zillion other things, like which TV shows to try ("Peaky Blinders," anyone?) and how to get American Netflix in the UK -- because UK Netflix sucks so badly.
And now, I gotta walk the dog again and then get ready for work!