Sunday, December 01, 2013


The celebration for the Silver Vixens birthday was almost flawless. We headed to town, hopped on the tube and arrived at Covent Garden with about 10 minutes to spare.  At the restaurant we waited at the bar until everything was ready - and couple by couple the various friends and family arrived. A few were, sort of, expected but several came as a complete surprise (if not shock).

At this point the Gorse Fox should pick up on the "almost flawless" comment. The Gorse Fox had invited Mrs Tiggywinkle and Badger. He was only half expecting them as they had a long way to come from Devon, but he had not heard from them. It was only afterwards that he checked and realised that he had the wrong email address and had been inviting a complete stranger. (Good job they didn't turn up... and deepest apologies to Mrs Tiggywinkle).

The meal had been pre-ordered and, frankly, everything went like clockwork. The service was excellent and the company was great fun. Everybody seemed to join in and all the food was good. We were meant to vacate the table within two hours - but they didn't push us and we were there for closer to three.

When we left we headed out into Covent Garden for a stroll around the stalls and displays. It was a lovely afternoon. Bit by bit, people dropped away to head home, and eventually we too headed back to Victoria and the train.

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