Diet – Day One (Postponed!)


Sometimes in life you have the good fortune to experience something so outstanding that it is beyond description. Yesterday Mrs Bard and I were taken out for lunch to a restaurant in a small village near Oxford. I have never eaten food prepared by such a famous world-class chef before, however if you ever get the chance to eat at Raymond Blanc’s Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, just go! It should be on a list of those hundred things to do before you die…

Day one of my diet was yesterday,
Not a good start I have to say.
Went out for lunch with some friends,
Had small portions to make amends!
I must confess before I’m caught,
My trousers still feel mighty taut.
My one great downfall is good food,
To not finish a plate would be rude.
The courses kept coming it was gourmets-heaven,
(Canapés and petites-fours made it seven!).
The staff were attentive but not in your face,
Without doubt they were proud of their place.
Words can’t do justice to such a good day
My visit to Le Manoir means I diet today!

© Baldock Bard
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