FRIDAY: Was two count them two Christmas parties or at least meals out. At noon it was the monthly Lime Day DFAIT Group. A good group of retired DFAIT technical staff who get together once a month for a nice lunch in a pub or restaurant. However, because this was special for Christmas it was to an upper class restaurant in Quebec at the L'Oree Du Bois in Chelsea. It is a rustic upscale restaurant - just right for a special dinner. You get a three course meal plus tea or coffee. You just have to pick out your main course, there is a choice of 5 starters which are to be shared then the main course, and a plate of 5 sample size desserts for each person. I had the rabbit while Wendy had a venison steak. Both were delicious.
After a lingering lunch it was back home, in the mixed snow and rain. It seems as if every time there is a Lime Lunch in Quebec the weather is not co-operative at all. It was time to get freshened up and changed for the Hash Posh Nosh at the International Restaurant at Algonquin College. This was a dress up affair (the photo of Wendy and I on the home page is from that event) and almost every one was suitably attired. Several of the men in tuxedos and ladies in evening dresses. You can dress us up and take us out. There was background jazz music by a trio before and partly through the meal. Because this was a catered four course meal, prepared by and served by Algonquin students our main course had been pre-selected. The meal consisted of a small salad, squash soup, prime roast beef with wrapped vegetables and mashed potatoes, an individual melting chocolate cake, and coffee. Of course a couple of bottles of wine were also consumed. No not consumed by just the two by us but with another couple. Wendy got lots of compliments on her new dress.
SATURDAY: Don rented the Pearce’s Corners Community Hall for Adrian’s fifth birthday party. Of course the grandparents had to be there - all four of them. The kids certainly had a good time and Adrian received some very nice presents.
SUNDAY: Don’s sister-in-law Renata is in town for a couple of days and Saturday was her birthday but because of the celebration for Adrian nothing was done for her. We got a call in the afternoon to see if we would go out for sushi to help celebrate Renata’s belated birthday. So it was off to Sushi Kan for supper.
MONDAY: Doctor’s appointment in the morning for a checkup on the cyst and it is going away and the doc said no operation and if it comes back to see him again. So that is the end of that. Then it was out to the farm to get eggs for the ‘customers’ at the hash. Oh and what a hash it was. The hare is well known for setting long trails and even though he said this one would be short it was 9K! You can read about it under Hash Trash.
TUESDAY: Once again out to the farm for eggs for Wednesday’s ‘customers’. Then back home and Don came over to help fix the snow blower and supper. It turned out that the belt had just slipped off the pulley so did not have to take it all apart. Don suggested that we go to the Craft Fair so off we went. I think he was looking for gift ideas for different people and I think he did get some.
TODAY/WEDNESDAY: Hamburger steak at the Old Farts lunch today and then back to the craft fair because there was another holiday convertible dress that Wendy liked so she tried it on and sure enough it was bought. But they did have the colour she wanted on hand so it will be shipped from their workshop. However, she did get another convertible top that she liked. I got a take-away from the Legion which we shared for supper.
I have also been checking on cruises and it is a good thing that I did not book one because of date conflicts. Now that I have the dates where we must be home it may be a little easier. Off to do some cruise checking now.