Sounds like a great time for the most part...Good Morning All....
Franko...neglected to answer you yesterday, good
luck with the weight loss....gradually does it, as it is gained.
Well I think I am among friends enough to tell you just how my Christmas was!
I was really quite pleased with the meal...everything frell into place nicely and the house looked welcoming....our 'orphan' arrived.
Pre lunch drink, and a chat, and into the meal.
Everything was fine, until I served the pudding. Now that pudding was a dream, bought, not made, but really nice, I served it surrounded by brandy sauce with a little icing sugar on the top of the pud. Dug in, when our guest decided to pour out the gruesome details of his late wife's death...in a lot of detail.
Now tell me, who can carry on eating when such a conversation is taking place?
However, we got through it, although his wife died 18 months ago, understood the need to talk about it...but to me, bad taste at the table.
Moving on, my brother 'phoned later in the day to wish me a Happy Christmas, whilst revealing our sister-in-law had passed away!
Simply had a wonderful Christmas time!
Having a lazy day today...hopefully!....:)
Best Regards to All in the Kitchen.
I think your guest needed to unload his feelings/grief a bit, maybe he has few people he can talk to? He must have felt comfortable that he could "unload" like that in your presence ... so hopefully this did him some good.