Wednesday, 15 September 2010

The Celebration Plate


Dear Janet,

Many thanks for the cheque that you sent for our wedding anniversary - it was so kind of you to remember the date. What a lovely idea to suggest that we use the money to buy ourselves a drink! I wanted you to know that after I had agreed a lower price for this plate with Mr Theobald in Gabor Cossas there was just enough left over for MrM to buy a pint of Guinness.

with much love

Alice x

9 comments:

  1. And he can always have a slice of coffee cake on it. You were acting entirely selflessly.

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  2. Life is having to compromise, all the time.

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  3. My word, but you are good to that man of yours...........

    (Beautiful plate!)

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  4. MrM should point out there was an unsuccessful attempt to convert the cheque into a bottle of champagne which turned out to be a significant benefit. MrsM had arranged for a surprise bottle to be awaiting us in our hotel room - alas it was not (no problem I was not expecting this - would have settled for a coffee cake which I have been promised) - MrsM phones up in firm voice to express disappointment and to cancel the request. Hotel knowing that it has met its match (as indeed I had but in a different way) sent up a complimentary bottle straightaway. Good business all round.

    It does look a very nice plate and will last longer than the champagne.

    WV: haracer (sp ??)

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  5. Life is such a careful balancing act and Mrs M negotiates the tightrope with grace and ease.

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  6. Now that Mr M has explained it seems that everything was perfect for both of you. Beautiful plate!

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  7. Seems to be a wise and appropriate purchase. Every time you use it you can think of that pint of Guiness.

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  8. Oh what a wonderful plate! Perfect for canapes with your complementary bottle of champagne! K x

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