A tale of two Abigails

Friday meant an early leave from work and a trip to Brighton.

The journey down was good and we took a taxi into the city to meet Mark and Matt to enjoy dinner at Cote before the theatre.

We were to see Abigail’s party: a seventies play by Mike Leigh. A real treat with Jody Prenger, an absolute joy as Beverley. We all enjoyed it immensely, with some laugh out loud moments. Outrageous on occasion and an insight into relationships and seventies fashion and furniture!

‘Do you like Demis Roussos, Sue?’

We had a leisurely start to Saturday, a fantastic breakfast, prep for an Indian feast, and a seafront walk before the cinema.

Elaine had booked to see The Favourite, a film about Queen Anne and her relationship with Sarah Churchill, and a usurper in the guise of Abigail Hill.

Erotic, funny and poignantly sad, Olivia Coleman is deserving of the plaudits she is receiving.

Back home to a home made Indian feast-delicious and has inspired me to cook more Indian food.

Bed beckoned and another good night’s sleep. We caught up with Andrew in Australia, as Lis was returning from a French music festival.

A continental breakfast followed, good conversation about future travel plans, home improvements and laughter were on the menu too. Elaine and Jane are such great hosts and whilst we can have serious moments, we mostly laugh a lot!

We had a good journey home and this was a real tonic for me particularly, as next week I travel to Scotland for my uncle’s funeral.

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