Our Tuesday was pretty much as they have been for the last few years. Sometimes I might work in the morning but always take the afternoon off to dine out with E somewhere, not that we have restricted ourselves to just Tuesdays for sometimes we dine out more than the once per week. Last Tuesday, that is the one just gone, I had to sort out a couple of problems to do with finance and membership over the Internet and they took some time. I was also kept on hold for an age when I subsequently had to make a telephone call to sort out one of those problems. Fortunately the call was toll-free so the meter wasn’t clocking up the pennies! Around mid-morning we drove to the local timber and building supply depot to order and arrange the delivery of some timber for use in the bathroom project. E drove because I also had to go into town to deposit some money in my bank and it was easier for her to drop me off and circle the block to collect me about ten minutes later. Before we went to the town centre I asked her if she could drop by the Salvation Army Citadel so that I could give them something. I went to the desk and suddenly discovered I hadn’t brought it with me! I had placed the envelope inside the bag I was going to use when we dined out but as that was going to be a couple of hours away I hadn’t dressed for the occasion but was in my normal everyday clothes and hence I was carrying the bag I normally take with me to work. Am I the only one who forgets things? Anyway we returned there later before driving off for our meal. The two waitresses on duty at the restaurant were being kept quite busy as the place was fairly well packed with diners and what we call, though it is more E than I, our favourite table, was occupied so we sat at another on the other side of the room. This table is circular and can seat around ten people quite comfortably and as it was pretty much only one of a couple free we sat there opposite one another. The waitress asked us jokingly if we had fallen out with each other as we sat poles apart. Well the table isn’t that big but still we weren’t that close. The meal was excellent and afterwards we each had a cappuccino ex-Gratia which was nice.