I tried the crafting group again yesterday. I collected L on the way and we went early so we could have lunch first. The pub does the most wonderful baguettes, served with salad and coleslaw, and chips if you want them. Last time I had pork and apple but this time chose sausage and onion (think really posh hot dog!) without salad or chips and it was yummy. I had the rest of a pasta bake to eat later at home so didn't want to eat too much at lunch time.
Time was marching on and there was no sign of the organiser, or any other crafters, so I checked the Facebook page to find she'd just posted a message to say she couldn't make it and that she hoped we'd have a nice time! We were both a bit annoyed because she'd known since before 8am that we were going but, to give her the benefit of the doubt, maybe it was some sort of emergency. Anyway, neither of us was too worried about staying for the entire afternoon so we decided to go once we'd finished our drinks but before we could make our getaway another crafter turned up. It was her first time so, as we didn't feel we could just disappear and leave her to it, we stayed.
This turned out to be the best decision ever. We had a long chat about anything and everything but ended up talking about Zombie books! Luckily I'd read a series about Zombies recently or I'd have been out of the conversation completely! We completed our afternoon with coffee and homemade lemon drizzle cake, a perfect way to end a lovely relaxing afternoon.
We'd talked on and off about various crafts we'd done over the years and I remembered how much I used to enjoy doing tapestry and needlework kits, and which I think would now be the perfect craft to take along with me. I've just ordered one online, a 5" x 5" owl kit, which hopefully will turn up in time for the next session.