Steve and I have birthdays a month apart. I had completely bypassed mine with regards to a night out with friends as I had been so busy while Steve has his in just over a week. Another friend of ours had her birthday this week so we decided to roll the three into one and make it a joint celebration.
Marlowe's is a Tex-Mex restaurant on Canterbury High Street. Immensely popular with students and residents it is a great place for a celebration with a large group of people. It is almost the definition of 'cosy dining'.
Steve ordered the Marlowe Challenge. A monster of cream, chocolate brownies, hot fudge sauce, maltesers, flakes and lord only knows what else.
It came out.
There was a stunned silence.
There was a lot of present opening
And a not so subtle hint that our friends want us to hurry up and hold our BBQ again this year.
Conversation and giggles flowed as freely as the wine. The giggles increased as the wine decreased.
Then it was time to stagger down the very steep and narrow staircase and totter off down the high street in search of a suitable watering hole to continue our celebrations.