The Caravan Club ladies met for lunch yesterday at Denny’s Restaurant, in Porirua, nine of us, so it was an excellent turn-out. This was a first for several in our group who had not been to this establishment before. I wasn’t the only one who had trouble making up my mind in choosing something to eat. Mind you, the menus were quite extensive, and by the time I had read right through from from to back, I had forgotten what there was. So I had to check it once again, and try and decide if I would perhaps like this dish more than that one. Or what about over the page? After a lot of umming and ahhing we all finally made our decision, and our lunch orders were taken.
My choice was Salmon Benny – Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon, and a couple of others chose the same. Very tasty it was too. Several chose the roast pork, and what a huge serving that turned out to be. Dot decided that her pork crackle was much too soft and nowhere near crackly enough, and asked to have it replaced. I took her original pork crackle off her hands and ate it up, no trouble at all.
Those huge roast meals proved much too much for our ladies to finish, and a couple asked for doggy bags to take the left-overs home. As well as the polystyrene box to put the food in, they were also given a branded fabric shopping bag to carry it in.
After the meal I had a visit to Pete’s Emporium, an Aladdin's Cave of crafty goodies. You could spend ages in here, there is so much to see. I was after 10 metres of heavy cream coloured cotton lace, and found just what I wanted, at a very reasonable price too. This is for a project I’ve been planning for a while, so I’m keen to get started.
I don’t know about any one else, but with what I would like to make, plus my generous number of UFOs and WIPs, I need to spend a lot more sewing than I currently do. Seems to be a problem for most of us, I feel..