Its been quite a week. I feel as though I’ve hob~nobbed with the great and good this week.
Last Saturday night my colleague, Alison, and I were guests of honour at the civic dinner for Lynne, the mayor of Ripley town council. It was a very enjoyable evening at Kilburn Hall in the home of Lord and Lady Fenton who were delightful hosts. Good food, good company and a pleasant time listening to Lady Fenton’s delightful tales of theatre life made it all a special and memorable time.
Dad was 80 years old last September and Alison and I decided to do something different so we booked a tour of Kensington Palace plus afternoon tea in the Orangery. It then took us almost 8 months to get him there !
Still, it was worth the wait; travelling down by train we hit on a lovely sunny day. The grounds were lovely, the house fascinating and I think that Dad really enjoyed himself. The tea in the Orangery was special too (if above our normal price range); cucumber and cream cheese sandwiches, followed by jam and cream with scone, and concluded with Victoria sponge cake. In addition with a delicious cappuccino it was very special.
It made for a very pleasant afternoon but what was best of all for me was simply spending time with Dad and enjoying his company. I’ve no shame in telling people that he is my hero and so it was lovely just to be with him.
This year Kensington, next year Buckingham ???