Monday, October 20, 2014
A dinner for our visitors
Von & Co. arrived from NZ last Friday so I put on a Bollywood dinner for them on Sunday (19th).
There were 10 people present -- a bit down owing to some people being overseas etc. I took host's privilege and sat next to Von so I could listen to her lively commentary about all sorts of things.
Ken mostly talked to George and Anne mostly talked to Jenny, Maureen and Davey. Hannah stuck pretty close to her mother for most of the evening but Joe got a cuddle as we left.
Joe is popular with the kids as he plays fairly boisterously with them -- just as I did with the previous generation. Kids love something a bit daring or risky but that does put a responsibility on the adult to make sure that they don't get hurt. I always managed that and Joe does as well.
The food was good as usual and at Joe's suggestion I had Tandoori chicken. That kept me within the guidelines for my diet, making it a fairly yummy diet. The diet is based on Joe's theories with an emphasis on low carbs and low fats and it does work for me. I've lost .3 of a kilo in just the last few days.
It was a pleasant evening with lots of lively conversation. As usual it was not a bibulous night. I always supply toasting champagne but only two bottles of it were drunk among the 10 of us. We need neither booze nor music to enjoy a social occasion. We talk.