Those people

My earliest memory of dining out was in a cafe in West Bromwich, UK. The treat ended with my younger brother by three years having a tantrum; screaming and kicking on the floor surrounded by chips.

My addiction to going out to eat formed while undertaking hospitality studies in Worcester and Blackpool, 1980 to 1984. Overseas travel broadened my appreciation of fabulously foreign cuisines.

As a food service employee, I would groan internally about the guests who refused to leave, so that I could clear up and head home to bed.

My husband and I have become those people who literally spend hours chatting and supping over meals in eateries. The latest trend is starting with late lunch and continuing on to dinner. All the better when Stan is able to accompany us. He enjoys the attention from the staff, greeting them like old friends.

Our current favourites for double dining are Marinara Ristorante Cafe, Hawthorne and Patina at Customs House, Brisbane. Starting earlier ensures our departure well before the end of the evening.

8 thoughts on “Those people

  1. Yes, long meals with friends, what I miss the most since Covid. Used to have a dog similar to Stan. They are great company. Give Stan a scratch and pat for me.

  2. Dear Robert,

    May you doscover more good eateries in Brisbane!

    May you and your partner have a lovely Sunday and happy mid-March to you!

    By the way, I gave you a bespoke reply at https://soundeagle.wordpress.com/2020/12/19/misquotation-pandemic-and-disinformation-polemic-mind-pollution-by-viral-falsity/misquotation-pandemic-and-disinformation-polemic-mind-pollution-by-viral-falsity-2/comment-page-1/#comment-13702

    Please take a look. 🙂

  3. ‘My husband and I have become those people who literally spend hours chatting and supping over meals in eateries’
    I think I shall put this on my list of something to do some day.

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