These were our marching orders for lunchtime today, when summoned to the Star Bistro to celebrate cyclist John's 70th birthday. And a jolly occasion it was, with an excellent lunch. I had pan fried artichokes and salsify, venison pudding and (best of all) Star Pimm's jelly.
As well as speeches we had a sing-song etc. With four siblings, there was no lack of relatives, so we were lucky to be counted amongst a select group of friends.