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The festive luncheon

In what has become an eagerly awaited (I believe this is true for everyone involved!) festive tradition among myself and a group of very lovely and talented ladies, our annual lunch took place last weekend at Vanessa’s pretty home <3

Besides great, homemade food (we’re each delegated a course and/or drinks/snacks), you can also trust these ladies for the most beautifully presented and thoughtful gifts and as ever, the best of company! Unfortunately this year, one of the merry bunch had to miss the festivities due to sickness, but she was there in spirit nonetheless (get well soon, Carla!).

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Ladies who lunch (well into dinner time)

As has become tradition, the much-awaited ladies festive luncheon took place at Maria’s last Sunday. This year’s edition was as much fun and, dare I say it, featured an even prettier table set up than last year’s, all courtesy of Maria’s fine touch.

Prettied up still by gifts, flowers and everyone’s culinary contributions, we passed the day in a haze of happy nomming, chatting (with some conspiratorial complaining, as is customary) and general quality time with the girls… I couldn’t have asked for a better Sunday (or more food)!

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Rachel: dips and fragrant mulled wine

Carla: shakshouka and gorgeous ‘frikkeh’ meatball soup

Alexandra: mayonnaise-happy roast potatoes & garlic mushrooms

Maria: yummy chicken stew

Vanessa: imqaret & selection of drinks 
 Me: lemon, lime & poppy seed cake


As a little gift, I made each of the girls an embroidered initial necklace, each with it’s own salvaged charms. I was delighted to see them wearing them throughout the day, all looking like members of some secret club! In fact, I think I’ll make one for myself when I get the chance…