After our lunch at Miles we popped in at Maison de la Bible to collect Pat's mobile phone, left there the previous day, then we had a couple hours to get ready quietly for the Bordeaux Church Thanksgiving Meal Invitation Extravaganza. The evening was starting at 7pm at James' flat.
I had prepared a Thanksgiving Turkey and Prune Tajine - with chicken instead of turkey because they didn't have any in Auchan the day I looked, accompanied by Cranberry Couscous.
Pat was planning to make a Banana Custard Tart, but she was saved from this by having the rest of the lemon meringue pie from the morning.
We intended arriving at 6:30, but we waited longer than intended for the bus so ended up arriving at about 10 to 7, just in time to put up the pasting table (call yourself an ex-plumber) and help set up the food corner.
7pm came. One person arrived. 7:15. A few more. By 7:30 we were buzzing' and almost half the folk were there for the first time.
James welcomed people. I gave thanks. People introduced their traditional dishes. My favourite was Jamaican rice and peas with coconut milk. After a while James gave a short talk about Squanto and the Canadians, leading into the gospel invitation to the great thanksgiving meal to come. Shortly afterwards I saw that Catrin was wilting and we decided to split. Pat said se-he'd follow on the later bus.
A good evening to end a splendid birthday!