Monday, 22 February 2016

Friends For Lunch At The Beach Cottage......




Today was lunch here, with our friends Linda & Joe...

We have known them for over 30 years...met in Canada....they moved to Florida....

They ran a cute  motel in Clearwater for years....

We....and our family had stayed there often over the years....

Very fond memories there....

They are now back in Canada part time....and spend the winters in Largo Florida....

In a lovely home on a small lake....

We always get together when we are down.....and they have visited our cottage at home....

Excuse the Saran Wrap on the water jug....did not want any visitors before we sat down!

We took a nice beach walk....catching up on each other's news....

Sat and lingered after lunch.....more chit chat! Well......mostly me and Linda♥️

Boyfriend and Joe got too much sun....we were smart and stayed at the table....in the shade!



Lunch was great!

I did burgers and homemade potato salad....perfect!

Hope you all had a great weekend....

Hot and toasty here....

      Enjoy your evening...

                Cheers!  :o)

                     Linda ♥️



45 comments:

  1. Hi Linda - it looks so gorgeous there. I'm glad you are having a great time. Nice to get together with old friends,I'm sure. You look nicely tanned already. :) Now about that potato salad...yum!
    (No baby yet)

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    1. I must admit.....I make a damn good potato salad!
      Perhaps a baby today.....:o)

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  2. It looks like no winter ever comes to Florida. What a pretty table setting and perfect place for lunch with friends. It must be great living so close to the sea - and it does look at lot like Queensland to me :)

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    1. They do get winter here.....very hot in the summer....like you!

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  3. Lovely photos ! Glad your having a nice time . Oh one of my favorites burgers and potato salad YUM ! Big storm of mix snow and rain coming to Ontario for Wed and Thur we are hoping we get the rain and no snow as all our snow is gone . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. Fingers crossed for rain and not snow!
      Enjoy your day Elaine!

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  4. Sounds so fun! I love potato salad...haven't had it since last summer! Your plate of food looks so yummy!
    That white sand looks inviting! Smart ladies to stay in the shade!

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    1. Yes...lots of pepper for me!
      We had a nice visit!

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  5. Great fun . . . . great time with friends . . . :)

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    1. HI Eddie!
      We had a very nice luncheon by the ocean.....

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    2. Very nice too ~ hope the seagulls did not pinch any . . :)

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  6. How nice that you have these long-time friends meet up with you in sunny Florida! Love that table, and lunch looks yummy :) I think it's kind of cool that your two beach chairs match your two cottage chairs ... maybe you planned it that way? Enjoy the heat and the shade! Gorgeous day here too.
    Wendy

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    1. Ha! Wel....they go with this sweet cottage...perhaps it is fate!
      Enjoy your week, Wendy!

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  7. Hot and toasty here too Linda!!! Have made chicken burgers to BBQ this evening.....is there anything better than good friends,great food and a perfect location?......xx

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    1. I cannot think of anything else Sue.....oh....perhaps a great glass of red wine!

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  8. How wonderful to get together with long-time friends. Your table setting is so fresh - love those colours.
    Yum to burgies and potato salad. What could be better?
    Pretty top you have on. Hugs.

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    1. Thanks Suzanne....the top is as old as the hills!
      Had a nice day......

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  9. Cccold but sunshiney here..No shorts;)

    Loos so pretty..I love the path..like where we go..I bet everyone says that.Your potato salad looks fab!

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    1. Not all places have the cute path....just yours and mine....:o)
      Potato salad was a hit! 2-3 servings each! Glad I made a big bowl!

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  10. Oh, how nice. It's so cool to meet up with friends in different places! Your table looks so lovely and your hamburgers and potato salad look scrumptious! How do you make your potato salad---I know we all do it differently, just curious.

    Love you beach walk pics...the background of the ocean is so gorgeous! :)

    Jane

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    1. That is our path from cottage to beach....isn't it great?
      I boil new potatoes...red or white....skin on....2-3 eggs...chopped green onion,celery,red pepper....sliced radish if I have it....
      Mayo to taste....lots of salt and pepper....I like mine quite chunky....like my moms♥️....
      Have a great day Jane!

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  11. lovely weather, good friends, good food all made for a wonderful day
    another storm heading our way on Wednesday, could be another stay at home day or two depending on what the weather gods dump on us
    I'll dream of beach walking with you

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    1. Dream on Linda....perhaps it will come true!
      Lots of crochet for you on snow days...my Beachy afghan is looking very nice!

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  12. It's always nice to catch up with old friends, isn't it.

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  13. Just found your blog, awesome photos!! Your luncheon looks so delicious! Hamburgers and potato salad, great combo! Thanks for sharing your beautiful day with your friends at the beach!
    Hugs,
    Jody

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    1. Welcome Jody and Stan!
      Thanks for stopping by....hope you return....I will def visit you guys!
      Awesome!

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  14. How lovely to be able to entertain your friends while you are away on holiday! Your meal looks delicious!! I love potato salad, but cannot remember the last time I had any, good job our dinner is nearly ready because I am hungry now! xx

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  15. You look very Floridian, Linda. Nice yummy lunch with your friends, thanks for the recipe in an above comment. No eating outdoors back here in your neighbourhood. Keep enjoying everything. :)

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    1. When in Rome, eh Hester?
      Rain coming tomorrow......

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  16. Old friends are the best! I'm glad you got to spend some nice time with them. Looked like a lovely lunch!
    XO Kris

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    1. It was Kris....I love entertaining.....

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  17. We had Canadian visitors camping across the road from us at the beach a few years ago. Every evening I watched the lady set her table, much like yours. I was amazed that she used real wine glasses, dinnerware, placements and napkins on a picnic table, while camping. She also turned her glasses upside down like you did. I loved watching her and admired her sophistication. Your table setting is beautiful!

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    1. Ha! We are a classy people!
      I brought my napkins and placemats from home....I like a "set" table...
      My Father taught me how to " dine" ....not just eat....
      Thanks for the lovely comment Laurie♥️

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    2. Your father did good! Definelty classy!

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    3. Thanks Laurie....I love to entertain!

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  18. Wonderful to keep friends for 30+ years and more . . .
    Reconnect . . .
    Pick right up with one another . . .
    Isn't that the best . . .
    I loved seeing your beach side lovely table, salad/burger, linens and more . . .
    Water's edge . . .
    White sand . . .
    Friends . . .
    Enjoy this space and time . . .

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    1. You should write a book....lovely words Lynne....thanks!

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  19. It all looks heavenly, Linda! I love the table setting and the burgers and salad look so delicious. It is nice you have found good friends there to visit with. We're getting freezing rain here now after a few cm. of snow. Rain and mild tomorrow so the mess will be all gone again. Take care.
    Pam

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    1. Well thanks Pam....I do enjoy hosting!
      Your weather sucks!

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  20. It was cold and soggy here today. "The rain, rain, rain came down, down, down!"
    I am having a rough time keeping up with blogs lately.
    I do hope Florida is treating you well, at least better than our weather is treating us today.
    :0)

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    1. Blah! Thought I left this on the other post. The newer one.

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    2. Weather has been great Martha....but a cool down coming....that's ok....I am NOT missing the snow and cold!

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  21. two lindas!
    great pictures of all of you. well... minus boyfriend photographer.
    and that table with the hibiscus! love it. this looks more like a florida day!

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