Thai food


The restaurant where we have Thai food is friendly and interesting. Over the years we have got to know the restaurantier well and she cooks the food we like.

It’s lovely to be welcomed back and feel that we have made a friend. It has now become a situation where I won’t post on trip advisor because you are not supposed to be friends with the restaurant. Its hard not to put on a review because the food is really good, but I follow rules and don’t like breaking them.

One thing that does bother me is when people reserve a table and then don’t turn up. They don’t always ring to cancel. There have also been occasions where they order take aways then don’t collect.

Having spoken to the owner of the restaurant it does seem that some people don’t like her being there because she is foreign. I think their behaviour is wrong. She is a talented cook and she should be allowed to go about her business without having such problems.

I do feel ashamed of people in this country because we are not always fair.

Meal out.


You know the story, turn on Instagram and you get photos in a restaurant of beautifully prepared food. Tasty, colourful, edible, delicious.

The trouble is that my photos are usually empty plates… I don’t remember to take a photo until the food is half eaten. Sometimes I take a photo of an ornament or a reflection in a mirror. You don’t have to keep to the rules if you don’t want to. I’d rather show an empty plate which means that I enjoyed the food rather than a pretty picture…..

More sketches


More sketches. These are of the restaurant by the river in Otley (finished), a pine tree outside the wizard tea room at Alderley Edge on the way home where we stopped for lunch. A woman and her dog sitting outside at a picnic table at the wizard tea room.

We travelled about 140 miles on that day so I was desperate fit a sit down and it was good to sketch while we were waiting for our food. A similar thing happened at the restaurant. We had a bit of a wait so I sketched the view  but the food arrived before I could finish it so I added a few details when we were on the way home.