Today Will and I met some 41 years ago. This morning around 08:30 am I was preparing to go out to shop when I looked at the calendar and suddenly realized it was the 23 November. I said; Will do you know what day it is? Frankly when we think about it, it seems like another world and time, from 1978 to today, so much has happened during all those years, so many places we lived in all around the World, it is all a whirlwind. Will is much better than I at remembering places and people in details, I tend to remember more the general details and some very specific event. All in all it has been a lifetime and yes we are like an old couple set in our ways and habits. I really can’t imagine my/our life differently and Will brought me a lot of happiness.
Tonight it is a quiet celebration at home, got some Osso Bucco for dinner and a bottle of champagne. Will has been very busy in the last few days making Christmas Plum Puddings and Mince Meat Pies. He has also made muffin with apricots and very nice potato chip cookies. I will post the Plum Pudding making photos, a labor of love, the recipe is by Chef Nigel Slater.
For years Her Majesty gave Plum puddings to all her staff as a Christmas gift, Fortnum and Mason were the provider. We received one such plum pudding many years ago. But has a sign of things to come HRH the Prince of Wales as ”shadow King” as he is known now, is taking on more and more of the daily duties of the Queen. Prince Charles is known to be on the parsimonious side of life and he has changed the provider and orders the plum puddings now from Tesco. Shocking I know, but hey a gift is a gift, it’s the intention that counts.
So yes we are in the Christmas Season now and our plans are pretty much made. Now I have to get going on Cards and getting them out in the mail.