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Nothing like having houseguests to

Nothing like having houseguests to shake up a routine.

We had a proper dinner last night. At home. It involved shopping and cooking and then cleaning up. There's this large oval wooden thing just outside of our kitchen. It's pretty much a resting place for the cats. We cleared it of scads of unsorted mail, a few old magazines, the Sunday Times and random pocket detritus. In place of all that, we set down some placemats, napkins, silverware, a few candles and plates of hot food. Then we sat down and ate. The cats were a little confused, but we had a good time. Kind of like dining in a restaurant and ordering a family style meal, but without actually leaving the apartment (except for the grocery shopping part).

Very enjoyable. I'll have to try it again soon.