Sunday, November 3, 2013
We all like dosas so welcome an excuse to have some. I suggested a dosa lunch to Paul and Susan on a couple of occasions recently but other committments have precluded it. Yesterday however it all came together and we arrived at the dosa restaurant just as the doors were opening for lunch. The owner greeted us with a big smile as he knows me as a frequent diner.
As well as 3 masala dosas I ordered 3 pieces of meat samoosa plus a cheese and spinach naan for Matthew. It was all first-rate when it came. We decided that beer would go well so Paul went over the road and got a sixpack of Crown Lager, a premium beer. Even though she is not much of a drinker herself (like Joe, her drink is MILK!) Susan specified Crown, probably because she knows that is what I mainly drink, on the odd occasions when I drink beer. An observant woman! And when the beer arrived, she organized the glasses for it!
After the lunch we retired to my place for a cup of tea, with choc chip biscuits to help. Susan of course made the tea. A paragon!
Matthew was kept busy with various toys brought along for the purpose and Elise just slept. When she got hungry, she let out a roar, however.
Paul had just seen a TV program about Scotland that morning which revived his appreciation of Scotland. So we talked a lot about the place, its history and its present arrangements. Paul was amazed at the generosity of its welfare system, all paid for with English money. Even a university education is free to Scots, unlike England, the USA or Australia.