It was that time of the month when the villagers get together for a dinner and guest speaker. This month the theme was winter. The menu was:
Pedro Ximenez Braised Beef Cheeks with Winter Vegetables , Sweet potato and Cauliflower Mash
Or: Pork Fillet Vegetable Ragout with Sweet Potato and Cauliflower Mash.
Dessert: Flourless Raspberry Cake with Pistachio Cream and Mixed Berry Coulis. (forgot to take a pic but it was delicious.)
The roll up was a bit smaller than usual probably due to the cold weather and people being away on holiday.
Each month we sit with different people so as to get to know everyone in the village. This time we sat with Irene, a lady from Finland, and Stewart and Elizabeth. Stewart is always reading or at the gym or riding his bike. Recently he fell off his bike. He's been told not to ride anymore.
It was their 47 years married anniversary. The two behind are dressed up for the winter theme.
It was a special night for the village accountant. It was her 25th birthday. She is the daughter of our CEO/owner.
Our guest speaker was a resident, David, who gave us an entertaining talk about his experiences as a pilot.
Once again the catering students from Rochedale High School did a good job serving us. There are two groups this year. They alternate each month to come to us. The hours count towards their qualification requirements.