A few weeks ago my blogging friend, Seana from Sydney Kids, Food and Travel, invited me to lunch at her home. I think it had been almost a year since we’d seen each other so a catch-up was long overdue. Carolyn from Desire Empire was also invited and Robyn, a blogger I hadn’t met, from Mrs D Plus 3.
To make the most of the time we had available before rushing to school pick-up, we agreed to arrive at midday. And I was on target for a 12 midday arrival, that is until I came home from a morning appointment only to find I’d locked myself out of the house. I phoned Archie hoping he was home but alas, he’d gone out for a coffee.
But he did tell me there was a way to get into the house and this was how he’d been breaking in on more occasions than he cared to count. He said, ‘but you’re not going to like it’, and so I knew drama was ahead.
He told me what I had to do and it did involve bending myself in half to crawl through dark, dirty and tiny spaces but eventually I was in the house but covered in dirt. Due to midday fast approaching I didn’t have time to change my clothes; I just picked up a few things and bolted to the car. I was now running nearly an hour late. Unbelievable.
It was a beautiful warm and sunny day and Seana lives on the Northern Beaches in a home where the backyard overlooks the bush and all you can see is blue sky and gum trees. It’s a very peaceful and serene setting and terrific for people who need to calm down after arriving all flustered.
We sat outside and enjoyed a chilled fruit tea Seana had made and then came into the dining room to enjoy a lunch Seana had put together from things purchased at the deli and other things she’d had on hand. Carolyn brought a bottle of chilled rose that was wonderfully refreshing. Robyn brought a healthy and crunchy fruit salad.
I brought some chocolates to have with coffee but we were so busy talking we forgot to eat them. For me, having arrived so late, it was a 90-minute lunch that went by all too quickly. It’s always so lovely to get together with girls you have so much in common with and because we always have such a great time when we do get together, with so much to talk about and share, it’s a shame we don’t do it more often.
Thanks Seana for having us over to your home. It was lovely to be there.
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