Sue and I both admitted to telling our children the same thing – ‘don’t be rude, and best behavior please’ – i.e. don’t show us up. And to be honest, when I met Sue and George in Leeds yesterday, all three children were very well behaved, considering we spent about 3 hrs in Giraffe eating, talking and drinking. We did resort to bribery a couple of times, so the children had a not so healthy lunch of pancakes, chips and ice cream (an extra scoop each while we finished the wine). I hope George got his Kinder egg that he was promised.
I’m so glad that we made the trip across the Pennines. You know there are just some people in this world who are genuine, and good, and radiate warmth – Sue is one of these people. Oh and she’s witty and charming too, darn her. She had made Poppy a gorgeous necklace, and bought sticker books for the children – so thoughtfuI, as I kicked myself for turning up empty handed.
Thanks to Rosie our fabulous waitress, who tolerated our constant requests, and didn’t bat an eyelid at the carnage and destruction that littered our table. She’s thinking of starting a blog with her friends, what a good idea I told her.
Thanks to The Grumps too for driving Sue’s car home and sorry if you didn’t get any dinner. I did lead her astray a bit, though in hindsight I’m not sure how much ‘leading’ was done.
Leeds, by the way, I am totally impressed. Full of fabulous stores and clean streets, which couldn’t be said for Manchester the other day. I get why Leeds is loved so much by so many. Shameful really that both my siblings went to University there and yet this was my first visit.
Next time I’m staying the night so we can really let our hair down.