Instead we decided to do one of our fancy meal nights, so we went shopping for what we needed.
While we did that Amy took herself into the kitchen and made cookies. It would have been rude not to eat one but I chose the smallest on the plate. She made white chocolate, milk chocolate and cherry.
I set the table up just the way Thomas likes it, with all the fancy stuff, (he means candles, serviettes and wine glasses).
The menu was a classic Number 38 fail safe. Mark is very old school and prawn cocktail, fillet steak and something chocolatey for dessert is always a winner. I was very good and made a salad to go with the steak and I had fruit salad instead of the chocolate fudge cake. No hardship here as I'm not overly keen on chocolate desserts although chocolate itself is entirely different.To add a bit of fun to the evening I did a couple of table games. The first was 'secret sentence'. I wrote 3 sentences down for everybody that they had to drop into the conversation during the meal. The idea is that although slightly unusual they're not beyond the realms of possibility. If anybody thinks you've used one of the sentences they can challenge what you've said. The winner is the one who manages to say the most without being queried.
The other game I did was 'measles'. I gave everybody a made up name which had to be used all night. If one of us called somebody by their real name they got a dab of red lipstick on their face. Mark won this game, myself, Amy and Thomas didn't do so well and ended up covered in red spots.
All silly stuff, but all good fun.
Hope you've had a lovely evening.