Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Leonie's in town!

Hi there.
Thanks for popping in.

Spent a delightful evening with our lovely Leonie!
It was so good to have a proper catch up.

We had a good old gas -
and that was before I reached for the brussel sprouts!

Leonie is a vegan, so I was all ready for her -

Brussels, radishes and olives for starters .... yummy.

But all on the same plate?

I could always make an olive and brussel omelette, I said.

No eggs, said she....

Well, how about anchovies? 
There’s not much meat on an anchovy, said I...

You just don’t understand, said she.

And when she turned down the Straight Up yoghurt - well! said I. 

So we threw all the healthy not healthy grub back in the fridge,
and went to the local Indian restaurant for a curry instead!

That’s what I love love love about Leonie.
She has principles, and she lives by them.
So do I, and so does Dave.
Which is probably why we get on so famously.

Love & Hugs


  1. Lovely Leonie! A curry is always welcome, especially a vegetable one. Glad you had a good night. Much love jayne

  2. So much fun! I hope you enjoyed your meal! xxx

  3. Can't say I envy you the curry - don't do curries. lol - Glad you enjoyed your evening. Admire anyone who sticks to their principles and boy they get tested a lot at the moment! Keep on keeping on! xx

  4. Bet you all had a great time. Love a curry. x

  5. Yay. Best option in my opinion..see you didn't aim for mushroom risotto then lol xx

  6. Hi Barb,
    I like people who stick to their principles too. Leonie always comes across as being really cheerful and a good laugh. I bet the two of you together are hilarious! A curry is always welcome but for me definitely not a vegetable one. Hope you had a great time together. Love and hugs Alison xxx

    1. Hi bloggy friends,
      Hope today has been good for you all. Love and hugs Alison.xxx

    2. Hi Alison, was great to see you at Leyburn.xx

    3. Hi Alison, did you manage those extra lengths at swimming today? Sending hugs xxx

  7. Was lovely meeting Leonie at Ally Pally, Glad you enjoyed your evening with her, she seems so much fun, I do admire people who live by their principles as that is what I aspire to do.xx

  8. Bet you had a great laugh and lots fun love to be a fly on wall hugs you you all three lots love be xxx

  9. Chill out, Chat & Curry !! what more could anyone wish for after a busy day !! loved to have been a fly on the wall.

  10. Much better to go out for a meal so everyone can have a break from kitchen duties..lol. Leonie looks as though she is the same delightful fun lady off the telly as she is on. Hope you had a delicious meal. x

  11. Hi Barbara
    Oh you do make me chuckle, haha olive radish and Brussel sprout starter mmmmm yummy. Looks like you had a good old laugh together, just what you needed. The curry was a good alternative though.
    Love Diane xxx

  12. Hello Barb, you and Leonie having a good laugh has given us a good laugh too. Hope your Curry was great and the hilarity continued. It is always good to have principles. Take care. Bx

  13. Yeah I'm a principle girl too. Funny how folk don't always get it. glad you had a good night, been a funny day, hey.

  14. I think a curry was a splendid idea xxx have fun girls xxx

  15. I love these picture stories you do - always make me giggle. Love Leonie and can well understand why you all get on so well. Hope the curry was good. Best medicine - good friends, good old laugh and good food - perfick!! Xxx

  16. Was delighted to do a little workshop with Leonie and she is so lovely. Glad you had a good evening xx

  17. Hi Barbara I am so pleased you had a lot of fun with Leonie. My sister is a vegan catering can be tricky Going for an Indian was a brilliant idea. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  18. Well that’s confusing because I would have thought an Indian meal was the last thing she could have. But then I do always get Chicken Tika Masa! Do you know I did a Mini Workshop up north this year with Leoni and obviously she didn’t have a clue who I was so I had to laugh when she told me not to be afraid of using too much colour!!! Xxxxx

  19. I bet you had a great time. I love Leoni as she always comes over as such a genuine person, like your good self.
    Gayle xx


Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x