You can’t really write about eating without mentioning, from time to time, the people with whom you eat and there are a few characters that, you’ll have noticed, crop up frequently in my posts. Here’s a quick run-down of who they are.
THE HEID* – hubby, restaurant-lover and dish-washer
Big head, bigger appetite (or is it the other way round?), he wooed me with a grilled salmon and spicy mango salsa dish. You can read more about him here.
Most likely to say: “We’ve run out of washing up liquid again.”
DAVE – friend, neighbour and hubby of Frances (together they are FRAVE)
Most likely to say: “Franny, you’re so beautiful.”
FRANCES – friend, neighbour and wife of Dave
Most likely to say: “Not now, Dave.”
BECCA – friend, neighbour and wife of Worm (together they are THE WORMS)
Most likely to say: “Wormy, where’s my wine?”
WORM – friend, neighbour, cultural void (oops, I mean waterfall) and hubby of Becca.
Most likely to say: “I’m not a worm”
THE SIBLING – brother, gamer, wit.
Most likely to say: “Yoink” (while pinching food from another’s plate).
MUMMA – mother, pescatarian, wife of Big D.
Most likely to say: “Dinner’s ready”
BIG D – father, foodie and husband of Mumma.
Most likely to say: “Is that a Peugot pepper grinder I see?”
SCRABBLE – border terrier, practise child, nut-job.
Most likely to say: “Woof”
(Added as they crop up)
Most likely to say: “I thought it was my tent.”
GAIL THE WHALE - friend, show-stealer and cocktail queen
Most likely to say: “Let’s make flirtinis”