Friday, August 29, 2008

A Very European Evening

Turtle soup, anyone?
An English guy, Errol, and a German guy, Martin, have been delivering a training course at Mick’s place of work, so on Wednesday we invited them out for a meal.

By some amazing coincidence, Errol is from my home county of Lancashire and many of his relatives live in and around the area I’m from, so he knew the place well. And even though he now lives in South Carolina, he hadn’t lost his Lancashire accent at all. Martin lives in Germany, and though he spoke excellent English, I think he had a little trouble keeping up with three northerners at times.

We arrived at the restaurant at 6:30pm, but we were gassing that much it must have been about 7:30pm before we even ordered our starters (appetizers), and it had to be another hour before we got around to ordering a main course. By 9:30 we were the only ones left in the restaurant, and had the place stayed open later, I’m sure we would have still been there at midnight. I could see the staff milling around in the bar area waiting for us to leave. I’m surprised they didn’t start vacuuming the carpet by way of a hint (that has happened to me before), but no, they were much too polite for that.

Anyway it was a wonderful evening, with great company, (talk about laugh, I damn near wet myself), fabulous food, and a very patient server.


pamokc said...

Sounds like a great evening and isn't amazing how the Brits get around. I ran across a new one today working in a store in OKC! I love evenings like you described

Raquel said...

Sounds like such fun! Much love, Raquel XO

Denise said...

How lovely Janet, nothing like meeting up with someone from home, especially that close to home. Your story was so well told I felt I was there right along with you. Lovely turtle photo :)))

Brit' Gal Sarah said...

LOL this so reminded me of our get- together with Pam OKC and her Brit' hubster.

Denise said...

Back again, I have been given an award that I would like to pass on to you this time. You can pick it up at my place if you are willing. You certainly deserve it as I think your blog is wonderful.

Janet said...

Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, I appreciate your taking the time.

Denise, thank you so much for the award, I'm honoured.