It never ceases to amaze me that a battery hen, who's never had a mother looking after her and who was totally institutionalised, with generations of her family being the same, would still have the very strong natural instinct to sit on eggs and then rear them in such a loving way. It is so lovely to give her the chance.
On Thursday David and Ann Allen had 'An English Garden Party' .at their lovely Edgcote. The weather was perfect, unlike last year when we were all huddled under umbrellas. With the clunk of crochet balls, the string quartet playing in the background and a copious amount of Pimms, overlooking the stunning lake it was indeed a very English garden party. A real privilege to be there.
Yesterday afternoon we went to Tom and Kerry's wedding party. We met them through skiing. They are both so full of life and fun and as some of the skiing crowd were there it was an absolute hoot. Sadly we had to tear ourselves away as we also had to go to a 50th Birthday party that evening which we were rather late for but as there was so many people there it wasn't really noticed. It was good to catch up with a few locals and spent some time chatting to a good friend of Jay's, Harriet Page who knows the owners of the restaurant that Jay is working at, Claudes Kitchen and apparently they are delighted with her cooking and cannot believe how good she is considering she has not been formally trained. Jay has now rented a house in London which Harriet is hoping to share with her in the near future