Posted: 29/10/2017 at 22:06
Had a lovely time today. Gravad Lax made by SonIL and oysters, then roast pork with real crackling, SIL went to a butcher and ordered it as the French usually take the skin off, then a selection of yummy patisseries. Son 1, who lives on the edge of Burgundy, brought some really good wine. But I lost a filling on the crackling, son 2, the Dentist, will repair it tomorrow.
We caught the train after lunch, but it wasn't the steam one as it's boiler failed the inspection so it's being repaired. It was a diesel engine. All the staff were dressed in Halloween outfits, so were the children. But the engine went wrong before we'd got very far and wouldn't go more than 5kms an hour! We were supposed to stop half way and have pumpkin soup for the grownups and sweets and soft drinks for the children and someone was going to read a scary story to the children, then back to the train for the second stage to a picturesque water mill and games for the children. But that didn't happen. We took nearly 2 hours to get to the first stop, the whole journey should take 40 mins. So we just had the refreshments while an engineer came and found the problem then we returned to the start. But it was fun all the same and the grandchildren played with other children on the train. It's an old line that was closed and a group of retired people have taken it over and run it through the summer.
Glad I recorded the Strictly results.