Saturday 2 October 2010

We celebrated at The Carpenters Arms at Felixkirk..

1977 -roll on 33 years, we went out to celebrate that this is was the weekend when we met all those years ago. Where have all those years gone.I bought a posh new frock and no it wasn't from the charity shop.I got it in Helmsley from the shop where Judy Boggett works. If it wasn't for Judy I would probably not have found it nor would I have parted with my money, but Judy is so lovely and always makes you welcome whatever the weather and it certainly rained yesterday. She is the shops biggest asset as Judy has her regulars too and she knows what suits them, keeping her eye out then is happy to ring you when something suitable comes in
.Thirty three years ago...Never then did we think of having grey hair,needing glasses to read menus and weighing a couple of stone more. Jack was in his hay day then riding all those winners on the point to point courses and I was a mobile hairdresser. We went to Felixkirk to have a meal as it has just changed hands and under the umbrella of Providence pubs of which Michael and Sacha Ibbotson have made such a success with Durham Ox in Crayke. Sacha was sat waiting patiently for Michael at the bar when we went in so got a chat with her before being ushered to our table in a very cosy ,warm dining room. Everything was perfect. We both had a generous amount of scallops sat in melted gruyere to begin. Jacks eyes lit up when he got his main course of T bone steak. It is not often you see that on a menu now. I stuck to a rib eye both rare and cooked to perfection.I have brought half of mine home to eat later. This was our first meal there and it certainly wont be our last and a good recommendation to guests.
We have had a lovely day and soon it will be over but with another memory to put in our box to store. Life is very precious.