Be the best you can be.
We were asked to lunch last week. When I walked into the space and saw the table, I knew all would be well - such sensible simplicity and such ease. (No mountains of tinsel and poinsettia crowding the table.)
You'd be hard pressed to find a more beautiful plate. Steph and I used to haunt the auctions where she found (for a song) this vintage pile of Villeroy & Boch - plates, sauceboats and platters. (Haven’t been able to date nor name it yet.)
It doesn’t get much better than to be invited to someone’s house. The end of the year, the festive season, whatever you wish to call it, there’s going to be a lot of hospitality going on. And it’s not about the food. We do it because we want to be with each other. So let’s have some open discussion this month on making it all happen, with dignity and grace.
Three simple pointers to start with, for both sides…
Be the best host/e
Be the best guest.
What are your pointers? Comment below.
9/12/2018 11:15:16 am
Wonderful funny day. Exciting and satisfying to entertain at home like this. Its easier than we think. And I absolutely agree - the dishes can wait so you can have fun and be involved in the eating, drinking and conversations .
9/12/2018 08:26:36 pm
Further to this - I have that lovely duck set ( you remember) , how would you use that ? I would perhaps consider it for a bird meal of some description, and the fish plates - I still have them to. I might invite you for a food/plate match evening ! ;) x
Suggestion - use a plate from a different service with each course, taking into consideration colour co-ordination, size, depth of plate - a very first world problem.
10/12/2018 09:48:13 am
Yes, yes, yes! All good advice. You understand Steph.
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