Wednesday Week Full of Woe
You've Got a Friend Lunch with a Pal
Let's Go Outside Overexcited That the Sun's Out
Come On Over to My Place Relaxed Dining
Friday on My Mind Thirsty Thursday
On My Own Result!
Just the Two of Us Dinner à Deux
Celebrate! Pre's with Pals
Let's Get this Party Started "The Dinner Party"
Lazing on a Sunday Afternoon In/Out Laws
It's been a tough day - full of woe. Lots going on and not necessarily going in the right direction. The stress levels are rising! Time to review, take a break, catch up, analyse, plan, gird your loins for the battle ahead - select any one of the aforementioned and breathe!
Right, what's the chat? Haven't seen you in ages - lots to catch up with! Lunch with pals - boys,girls, gender fluid. The following to be said emphatically (but obviously not to be taken seriously!) "Now, we're not going to get carried away, but a glass wouldn't hurt, would it?"
Forget it's November, forget the slate-grey skies and incessant drizzle. Imagine a lovely, warm, summer evening... we Brits can get carried away by the mearest hint of the sun. It doesn't happen often enough, and it's always great when it does, presenting the chance for a wee impromptu. Shorts and flip flops on, ask the neighbours round and just enjoy the sun.
A dinner party is so formal (and a bit last century - or is that just an age thing?) and so much work. Why not have a few pals round, throw together a nice simple starter, a good stew or pasta, some great cheese or ice cream, store bought pie? The important thing is the company and putting the world to right. Kids are welcome, providing they agree not to repeat any conversation they overhear!
You have survived the week. It's almost passed, everyone's in good shape, no major traumas at work, time to look forward to the weekend. Plans for Saturday - who is where, when? who's doing what? what's the weather's going to be like? all the important questions, best discussed with a glass on your hand.
Every now and then, a night on your own is no bad thing. A chance to spoil yourself with the meal that only you like, first and second glass while cooking, third while eating at which point you put the cork back in the bottle... You'll be in bed first, moral high-ground maintained.
You have an empty, no one else at home or you've just made sure "it's date night". Table set including the obligatory candles (??? I know!), cutlery in the correct place (I never get that right) nice shiny glasses. Nothing has been rushed enjoy the quiet while you both cook, without fighting. What are you going to talk about or do after dinner?
It's a big night out and you're going en masse, everyone's coming to yours for a quick one, just so you can all get in the same frame of mind (and the same Ubers). It's not necessary, but always great to arrive at the event already in a great mood (gush-ready) able to congratulate others' choice of outfit or dishing it to those in matching bowtie, handkerchief and waistcoat. It should be fizz, but there are 10 of you so no need to go over the top - but certainly serve something that will be better than the complimentary at the event!
The big one, we all have to do it, it costs a fortune, it takes all day (ha ha week!) to get ready, but it can be great fun and every now and again it's good to go that extra mile and make it special. Anyway, there's absolutely nothing wrong with demonstrating your expert cooking skills, or at the very least, being a generous host.
Maybe not for you as you've the family coming over, including some crinklies. It's your turn and you want it to go swimmingly. Faced with the ubiquitous "we're not big eaters", and protestations of "we don't want to be leaving too late", not to mention "having to beat the traffic". How do you create the perfect atmosphere, provide just enough wine to warm and relax the situation and have them raving about the marvellous time they had at yours?
It's always nice to know that you're appreciated and a bottle of wine is just the way to reinforce that, especially with a dash of humour. These specially chosen wines will be appreciated because of their great taste and we can almost guarantee that they won't gather dust at the back of a cupboard or be given to someone else.
No matter how big or small the achievement, it should be celebrated and nothing helps mark such occasions better than a glass of something special. Whether it be a graduation, promotion or simply accomplishing an important goal, let us help you congratulate with an ideal gift.
Essentially, it all boils down to what would make your parents love you (even) more, guarantee that you're Number One Child (unless, of course, you're an only child!) and have them waxing lyrical about their fab gift. Would a bottle of their favourite wine help or introduce them to what could become a new favourite? A wine to be shared, help everyone relax at a family occasion, making, what can very often be a stressful situation, pass harmoniously?