This Week 28th July

Got an email this week from Phil, from all the way over in France. Great that’s he’s thinking of us whilst feasting on all that tasty sounding nosh he mentions – I expect he must need the calories after his marathon Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle ride! He sent a poem for the blog with this message:

‘We’re over in France at the moment at Mady’s sister’s near Le Mans and on Sunday, 11 of us had a great day in the sunshine celebrating 3 birthdays (a couple of weeks late! It is me after all.) with delicious BBQ’d duck brochettes and merguez sausages, followed by “du crumble aux abricots” and chocolate cake, washed down with a glass or two of rosé and red wines and champagne (though not necessarily in that order).

Preparing for the BBQ had its poignant side. This is the first time we’ve been over since Simone’s husband, Léo died a year ago and we’ve shared some great times and laughs with them. It brought on the poem attached below. If you think it’s suitable, you can put it on the blog.’

Please check out Lunch Chez Simone and other new work on the Members’ Showcase – keep it coming!

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