Linda. Sandra Hearn came over to take the order and Linda asked if they could have two glasses of soda water with lemon. Sandra had work in the jolly bowman for over ten year’s; she had been brought up in the Ridges Estate then had moved up to Wallsend. She loved her job and always tried to make the customers happy.
She brought over the ladies drinks then told them that their food wouldn’t be long.’
“I went to Majorca last week as you know Linda and guess what I got you.’
Sheila went into her bag then pulled out a hedgehog shaped bag. The bottom corner had a brass hedge hog’s face and the bag was cut like spines growing out of it. It was a work of art.’
“That’s lovely Sheila thank you.’
“I am going to be heavy laden tonight with all of my stuff.’
“Put it in the boot of the car Linda before we go in the bingo.’
“Well I hope I can get someone to look after my dad next week when we go to York.’
“Oh please say that you can Linda, surely you can get someone to look after your father for a few hours.’
I’m going to try; I need to get out Sheila as my father is suffocating me.’
Well the bus is picking up from outside of the Anson in Wallsend at 8am but if you want a seat near the front I suggest that you get there about 7.45am.’
The meals arrived and both Linda and Sheila added salt and pepper to their meal.
“This is lovely said Linda as she twirled the pasta around on her fork before lifting it up to her mouth.’ The sauce is rich and I can taste the garlic and basil. Is it minced beef or lamb?’
The steak is done just the way I like it and the chicken not dry. I haven’t tried the sausage or the gammon yet.’
Sandra came over and asked if everything was alright with their meal.’
“Yes it is delicious said Linda.’
“Could we have another Soda with lemon please?’
“Yes of course; just a second and I will get them for you.’ Sandra removed the two empty glasses then went to the bar and poured out anther two soda waters and added lemon slices then brought them over.
“Thanks’ Sandra said Linda.’
Are you going to play these new electronic boards that they are using now?’
How do you play them?’
Apparently all you have to do is touch the screen and it marks off the numbers for you it means that you can play more books.’
“Well that has got to mean more chances to win.’
“A hundred quid would be nice for our trip to York.’
“Yes I know.’
“I am still going to risk a tenner in the bandit though said Sheila.’
“Well if you are then so am I.’
“The gammon is a little bit chewy but the sausage is okay.’
“Don’t start me off taking about sausages again.’
“Did you remember to bring your competition magazines with you?’
“Yes I have them in my bag; we can do them in the break then we can post them off tomorrow.
“We will have to get the new editions on Thursday and keep them for the bus on the way down to York.’
“I will phone you if I can get my father looked after Sheila.’