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Lunch with my ex-stepfather-inlaw

I was trying to explain to a colleague at work today whom it was that I had arranged to have lunch with today. I decided that the technical term for my relationship with my late husband’s step-father surely had to be my “ex-stepfather-in-law”.  Anyway, whatever the technicalities, Peter was on his way home from a holiday visiting friends in Wales. He goes there most years, and always stopped off for lunch with Christopher and me on his way home – it’s a convenient break point on the long journey home to Kent.

It was unfortunate that he was travelling home on a Monday, as that meant that my favourite pub was closed. And, as I found out when my friend Katie was here the other week, most of my preferred restaurants in Malvern town centre are also closed on a Monday. So I plumped for a not-nearly-so-good pub that was  (a) actually open on a Monday lunch-time, and (b) very close to work. I’m a bit busy at the moment on a bid, and couldn’t really take two long lunch-breaks in a row as I had tons I needed to do this afternoon. So the food wasn’t up to much, but it was sunny and fairly warm so we sat outside on the patio. We hadn’t seen each other since Christopher’s funeral, when I wasn’t really in the mood to talk, so we had a fair amount to catch up.

We’ve agreed that next time he’s travelling home from Wales, he really needs to make sure it’s not a Monday, so that I can take him to the Plough and Harrow and we can have a really good lunch.

{ 2 } Comments

  1. PaulD | 14 June 2011 at 8:41 am | Permalink

    Its funny, theres a few pubs over this way that take the view “were in a recession, theres not much money around, we might go out of business BUT hey its Monday we not opening today” 🙂

  2. Mantina | 11 July 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Not sure ex-stepfather-in-law
    I think just stepfather-in-law will do 🙂