It all started with a cup (two fists together size) of hot chocolate, that had whipped cream piled high on top.
Our server did not bat an eyelash at our choice to start with hot chocolate, and gave us time to sip and enjoy the delicious, sweet and warm drink. In between all the chatting and sipping we decided that our next course should be (drum roll please) the Hand Made Potato Chips with Artichoke and Lemon Dip - we got the "large" order ... Kim had a hand crafted sandwich and I had a seasonal salad. Oh, the conservatory is set in a beautiful nursery that was all primped and primed for their big event tomorrow evening - a celebration of light that starts at 6 PM by flipping a switch. We sat by the windows (a whole wall of windows that open out the the nursery when the weather is warm.) We were without our cameras - so sorry.
However, our "entertainment" was interesting. A big man dressed as a pirate (Captain Hook style minus the hook) arrived about half way through our lunch. He was eating alone but did manage to attract attention as people leaving keep stopping by his table to chat on their way out. So, after going to the ladies room I stopped by the front desk and asked about him and the lady said, "He is just a customer." We had a little fun imagining who, what and why he was there eating and while it was funny then, you just had to be there.
Our girl was as stiff and sore as she has reported and she was moving slow, but she was able to get out, have a nice long lunch, but when I dropped her off at home, she was already going over her list of things she had left to do. What a girl!!!
PS When I got up this morning after posting last night ...
I just read Kim's recount of out luncheon - she is so good with word crafting - if you have the time pop on over to her blog - she gives you the rest of the story ... Kim's Blog