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Weekly Smile – (TTC #895)

Well, well, well what to choose from this week’s smiles that fit the prompts? It is harsh to find grins when there is so much angst in the world … especially now!

To lighten the load, Boyfriend and I went to see ‘The Duke’, a charming British comedy, at our local cinema on Sunday. To quote Rotton Tomatoes … here’s a sample of what we’d expected. “In 1961, Kempton Bunton, a 60-year old taxi driver, stole Goya’s portrait of the Duke of Wellington from the National Gallery in London. It was the first (and remains the only) theft in the Gallery’s history. Kempton sent ransom notes saying that he would return the painting on condition that the government invested more in care for the elderly — he had long campaigned for pensioners to receive free television.” Whilst there were some glorious chuckle moments around Bunton’s choice of words and phraseology – they were embedded into a story of grief, regrets and solitude. I shed a tear or two; at least three times. 🥲

To cheer me up, afterwards, we went for a bite to eat at the nearest ‘Spoons’. I knew what I wanted and since they always serve fast, I took a significant jab of insulin. After 15 minutes, not even the drinks had arrived and having watched many meals delivered to those who’d arrived after us, I got a tad twitchy! It transpired that, Boyfriend who’d used his App, had not brought his glasses, and had sent our order to The William Henry in Weymouth, when … we were, in fact, in the Royal Oak in Dorchester! 🤗

Boyfriend, reordered and luckily the food arrived in good time so there were no diabetic incidences to content with. But … he did lose the cost of two meals and three drinks to table 24 in Weymouth. I do hope that the bounty was shared in good taste, with the homeless rather than the repast being binned. Kempton Bunton would have approved that – don’t you think? 😇

Post inspired by Trent’s Weekly Smile. Please do click through for the rules if you, too, would like to join in …

And this post also includes Di’s Monday Three Things Challenge #895 The prompts: EAT, SAMPLE, TASTE. Do click through for the rules if you too, would like to join in.

2 Comments »

  1. I read about that movie on the BBC website. Sounds interesting. And a twist that was kept secret for something like 40 years. As to sending meals to the wrong place, ouch. Glad that once the you realized the mistake you were able to get the food pretty rapidly.

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