Jo and I always enjoy visiting Fiona and Mark's Farmhouse Cafe in Balemartine. We particularly enjoy a good bowl of soup at the cafe after one of our Saturday morning coastal walks. So when we found out last week that Fiona and Mark were having a curry night we made a booking immediately. We went down last night (it great to have somewhere new to 'eat out' on a February night on Tiree) and ate our fill. Unfortunately - or fortunately, whatever way you look at it - the main course comprised a buffet where you helped yourself and went back for seconds if you so desired. So I had beef Rogan Josh. And when that was finished I had chicken Tikka Massala. Along with an excellent starter and dessert we were well and truly stuffed by the time I hauled myself back behind the wheel of the car and took us home.
Earlier this week I joined up with Mabel Macarthur and a bunch of amateur Thespians at An Iodhlann. Mabel is producing a series of short Gaelic plays and I'm glad to say I'm a member of the cast. Before anyone gets the wrong idea my grasp of the Gaelic hasn't taken a quantum leap. No: there's one English speaking part in the proceedings and your truly is occupying the role. We had a lot of fun last week and I'm looking forward to being part of the production. I don't think there is a date as yet but I'll let you know as soon as I do.
I attended the surgery last week to get the first of my vaccinations. These were: diphtheria, tetanus and polio. On Monday I get the vaccinations for Hepatitis A and Typhoid. Hitherto, my trip to Nepal has seemed remote, unreal. It's beginning to dawn on me that I'm really going - I'm really going to trek in Himalya.