Friday, November 14, 2014
Back to the Bollywood
I put on a sendoff dinner, starting at 6pm, for Von & Co. -- as they fly out early next week. There were 9 or 10 of us there plus kids. Sahara was looking very pretty in a mainly green sundress. Suz has got a real girly girl there. The dress went well with her blue eyes, blonde hair and very white skin, in my opinion. Von was wearing one of her long full skirts, which is what suits her best in my opinion.
The story of my fountain pen got a re-run to considerable hilarity. I mentioned that Simon couldn't work it out until he read the instructions and he said "I hate instructions". I agreed with him . Men don't read instructions unless they are desperate. It is against our religion.
Von was very lively and kept us interested with her various comments. She has become as good a talker as Paul -- but not as loud. She speaks in quite a soft contralto voice, like the lady she is. She spent a lot of time trying to convince George that he needed to take a holiday in NZ. But George, like me, is off holidays these days. Building things is George's holiday.
I had always been a bit concerned about Dusty's good nature, I thought people might use it to push him around. But I saw that my fears were unfounded. At one stage Russ suggested something to him that he disagreed with -- which he responded to with a loud "No" and a big frown. Russ was thrown back by it. So I was delighted to see that.
Hannah was mostly minded by Simon while Von talked to us all. Davey was there but without Anna-Marie. For once the kids didn't run around the restaurant like mad things, partly due to Matthew not being there, I think. I rather like to see them running around as it means they are having fun. And the Bollywood rarely has other customers. Their trade is mostly takeaway.
The food was good as usual. George and I had Tandoori chicken, Suz had a peanut curry and Anne had Moglai lamb.