Monday, 12 December 2011

Targets met, target set and to friendship

We are just back from a great weekend in London. Catching up with friends, some old and some new.
On Saturday we met up with Janice & Tony. Janice is my ‘oldest’ friend. We first met 51 years ago when we started secondary school. They now live in Stokesley  but were in London for the weekend. We had a drink first and then a lovely dinner in The Latium in Berners Street – off Oxford Street. Well worth a visit if are in that area. We stayed the night in the Radisson Edwardian Hotel in Tottenham Court Road. We were able to do a bit of Christmas shopping and a made a visit to our favourite Indian sweet shop Ambala. Target met.

On Sunday we made our way to Enfield for the Enfield Classical Guitar Society’s Christmas lunch. Alan used to play with this group when we lived in Enfield. What a great meal we had. Lots of laughter and friendly banter and bad jokes! Thanks Jacky, Bernard and Ray for your cooking. It was good to catch up with old friends Bernard & Margaret, Richard, Valerie, Simon, Morgan and to meet Sue and Pauline – I hope they know what they getting into!. Good luck to them for Christmas concert next week – perhaps if they leave the wine tasting until after the concert rather than during they may play well! Love you all. Target met.

We then moved on to more friends in Palmers Green – Tony & Roz. Yet more food and more wine consumed and as always good chat (a lot football related) and music. We stayed the night with them (– thanks Roz for 2 duvets – was sooo cosy)  before catching the high speed train back to Margate this afternoon. Target met.

Planning now to do another London weekend in January. Target set

So I am trying to live according to the Petal philosophy. It would be so easy to find a reason not to do something – the weather might be bad, the trains might not run, I might not feel well, it will be expensive etc. With all the love and support I feel around me all things are possible.
So I will finish with a few of my favourite quotes in celebration of friendship:

"A friend is someone who knows the song in your heart, and can sing it back to you when you have forgotten the words."

"A hug is worth a thousand words. A friend is worth more."

"The making of friends, who are real friends, is the best token we have of a man's success in life."

Love you all. Tess xx


  1. What a weekend Tess. I could not agree more with your philosophy on friends and I am sure you more than deserve all yours. Keep after those targets.
    Hugs Jen x

  2. Wow Tess you leave me breathless! Keep on keeping on and stay strong.
    Jenny xx

  3. What a wonderful weekend Tess, good to hear you're planning another. I love the petal philosophy, very wise words for everyone
    Claire xx

  4. Bernard & Margaret13 December 2011 at 01:21

    Tess and Alan, it was a delight to see you both at Enfield . It was great fun to be in your company again and to hear of your travels and adventures.Your blog has left us with a warm and happy feeling.
    Bernard and Margaret X

  5. What a wonderful weekend Tess, pleased you are planning another trip in January. You inspire all of us with your positive attitude to life.
    Keep on, going on my special friend.
    Love & Hugs
    Christine xx

  6. Tess you are totally inspiring. Keep achieving those targets.
    Ann xxx

  7. thanks Tess, truly inspirational post.
    Will get our targets well and truly set