I'm not normally someone who goes out midweek and has a lunch date ... making an effort to don heels and look chic... that takes time and a certain mindset during the day.
But today, I enjoyed a catch up with the girls (just us 3 girls) over a lovely meal of seared tuna and artichokes, an ancient grain salad with pomegranates, and grilled haloumi. Okay... so there was a Lemon Tart in there also, just to finish it off.
It was such a lovely day outside and we could all synchronise an hour in the middle of the day, so we headed to a nearby Food & Wine bar and enjoyed a glass of bubbles amongst talk of chores, career, cooking, kids and holidays.... and why don't we do this more often?
So the conversation was clearly not a typical 'ladies who lunch' type talk... but for an hour today, I definitely felt like one.
And with all good intentions, of course we've booked another date for luncheon in the near future... as a treat... as you do.
I thoroughly recommend treating yourself to a lovely luncheon with girlfriends every now and then...