Yuwrajh (YD) prepared a pasta dinner for us with his own hands!
But to be fair, YD gave us a choice of his home-made dhall and rice but we opted for Italian food prepared by a Maratha warrior.
Came Sunday, we went for a walk just for this fabulous Turkish breakfast!
Then came a whopping surprise. Just round the corner was - lo and behold ........
For lunch, or rather a late lunch we had to escape the din in the main restaurant because the customers were yelling their heads off watching Arsenal vs Man United on the big screen. (The Emirates Stadium was just a stone's throw away). We were taken to a grotty looking back room into a cubicle decorated with plastic flowers and leaves. YD was apprehensive because this place was new to him and the ambience did not look too encouraging. But his fears were unfounded.
Before we left for Leicester on Monday afternoon our host went on his bicycle to get us lamachun (a sort of soft Turkish pizza) for lunch - and he also packed us more Turkish bread with filling for our coach trip.
So here's my Report Card for Yuwrajh.
1. Food & Beverage - Excellent
2. Accommodation - Very Good and Comfortable. Only one flaw - there was no tea in bed.
3.Transport - Good. Although Hassan was an excellent driver, the squabbles about direction between him
and YD had a negative effect on the ratings.
4. Entertainment - Zilch because too much time was taken up by eating and chin-wagging.
5. Activities - 5 Star Rating because we enjoyed the morning sun in the cosy back garden. The lavender in
the front garden was heavenly. And this and the roses were all planted by Yuwrajh!
Yuwrajh and Hassan, thank you very much for giving us this fantabulous break. We are very, very touched by the welcome given to us.
Well Yuwrajh, the boy from Jurong has done well. You made it on your own steam , from teacher to nurse to speech therapist and as your former teacher I am especially proud of you. And by the way, we enjoy listening to stories of your travels and your insights into the world.
Is it so small a thing
To have enjoyed the sun,
To have lived light in the spring,
To have loved, to have thought, to have done. (Matthew Arnold 1822-88)