A couple of weeks ago I rang our local garden centre to book a Christmas meal with my 2 brothers and their wives. I said I wanted a table for 6 but only 5 Christmas meals as my husband has to have everything liquidized. "No problem" I was told. We can do that for you.
Yesterday we arrived at the crowded restaurent. Amongst all the tables there was one with a gold and white tablecloth, crackers and napkins. They had left enough room for the wheelchair so we didn't have to worry about disturbing others. Colin had pumpkin soup with soaked bread to start with, no choking, and then the main course arrived. Everything had been liquidized separately and made to look attractive on the plate. For pudding he had lemon posset with raspberries and they had strained the raspberries through a sieve to take out the pips. Nothing was too much trouble for them even though the restaurant was full. We appeared to be the only ones having the Christmas meal but it is a bit early in the month. Our meals were superb as well. We were so impressed that my sister in law, who isn't backward in coming forward, walked up to the kitchen door and called out, where is the head chef. He appeared looking startled and she complimented him and said what a difference he had made. He said, "Thank you so much. What a relief, when you called out, I thought you were going to hit me".
So, a very good time was had by all.