I Get Great Guests

9 May
Fish and chips.

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My visitors have been and gone, back to their home that used to be my home till I didn’t want it to be my home, didn’t miss as my home, wrote reams of poetry about what a sucky home it was, got that home out of my system and then realised I felt homesick for it.

My visitors were good visitors – when you give me a hug with one hand and a packet of Maltesers with the other, you not only please me, you compliment me by subtly letting me know you read my blog.

My visitors insisted on buying us all a traditional fish supper (the end of paragraph 2 refers).  My visitors were warm and funny and never once mentioned how clean my house was, though I know they were thinking it.

I like having visitors.  Visitors bring me gifts, make me laugh, refuse to let me cook, and give me a reason to clean up every three months or so.

Em & Ay, you are welcome back any time.  Don’t forget the Maltesers!

24 Responses to “I Get Great Guests”

  1. vivinfrance May 9, 2011 at 15:44 #

    I really fancy that fish supper. We used to have one every Friday at my daughter’s, from a travelling f&c van, but the quality went off badly, and I haven’t had one for a year or so now.


    • Tilly Bud May 9, 2011 at 20:15 #

      I never heard of a travelling f&c van. I really do learn something new everyday.


  2. gigihawaii May 9, 2011 at 16:44 #

    Long ago, I would always order fish and chips from a small restaurant in San Francisco. They were wrapped in newspaper, which absorbed the oil and kept the food warm. Ah, those were the days! Glad you had such nice guests!


    • Tilly Bud May 9, 2011 at 20:14 #

      Thanks. Fish & chips is so British that it never occurred to me Americans might eat them 🙂 You’ve surprised me today.


  3. slpmartin May 9, 2011 at 16:46 #

    Sounds like the perfect guests to have. 🙂


  4. earlybird May 9, 2011 at 17:50 #

    Yum! yum! that looks gooooooood. Was there salt and vinegar too? mmmmm.

    Glad you had such a nice time with your guests.


    • Tilly Bud May 9, 2011 at 20:13 #

      Definitely s&v – you can’t possibly eat it without.


  5. granny1947 May 9, 2011 at 18:14 #

    They sound like great visitors but all the same…it is so good when you have your home to yourself again!


    • Tilly Bud May 9, 2011 at 20:12 #

      It was just overnight, so no time for us to annoy them 🙂


  6. nrhatch May 9, 2011 at 18:28 #

    Sounds like a perfect visit . . . from fish to chips!


  7. kateshrewsday May 9, 2011 at 22:45 #

    I love the sentiment…but my stomach is now rumbling from the fish and chip supper! It’s too late to go and get one now!


    • Tilly Bud May 10, 2011 at 10:26 #

      Sorry. You should read your blogs earlier 🙂


  8. barb19 May 10, 2011 at 03:21 #

    I love those fish suppers – first thing I’m going to have when I visit the UK this September! Yum!


    • Tilly Bud May 10, 2011 at 10:27 #

      Are you stopping anywhere near Stockport…?


  9. Cindy May 10, 2011 at 04:06 #

    Glad you enjoyed it Tilly, did they tidy up before they left?


  10. Michelle May 10, 2011 at 07:34 #

    Besides seeing Damian, spending the night at your home was my best part of my trip !!!! Just wish that we could return the hospitality here in sunny SA….. We WILL see you again (hopefully in less than 16 years)& we’ll try and make it a longer visit (if only by another twelve hours). Luv M.


    • Tilly Bud May 10, 2011 at 10:34 #

      I very much hope so. You are always welcome (and no entrance fee is really necessary 🙂 ). I’m so glad you enjoyed the evening as much as we did (and that your rellies don’t read my blog)


  11. eof737 May 10, 2011 at 07:50 #

    You had a lovely time… that’s always good to know that your guests will be gracious… pass the maltesers. 🙂


  12. Blossom Dreams May 12, 2011 at 22:44 #

    This post makes me want to go buy some fish and chips with lots of vinegar. My diet sucks! Besides my local chip shop is shut 😦

    Glad you enjoyed having your visitors visit 😀 xx



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