A few weeks ago the delightful assistants passed a sign by the side of the A9 road near Perth advertising a fruit farm and cafe. The place was, slightly disconcertingly, named ‘Broadslap’.
Being of a bold and adventurous nature, the courageous twosome drove off there yesterday for lunch.
The cafe lay at the end of quite a long, and sometimes very rough, road near the village of Dunning. When they got to their destination, however, they were pleased to see that it looked very civilised.
They approached the entrance with high hopes and healthy appetites.
Inside, they discovered a shop selling various pre-packaged foodstuffs and a small range of gift items, as well as free range eggs and locally grown fruits and vegetables.
In the adjoining cafe, only one of the tables was occupied, giving them a large choice of where to sit.
They opted for a table by the window at the far end, and settled down to peruse the menu, which came in the form of several sheets of thick printed paper attached to clipboards.
Both assistants and their chauffeur were taken with the idea of omelettes, which consisted of three free range eggs and two different fillings to be chosen from a list of options.
Delightful assistant no.1 chose mushroom and ham, while her spouse went for mushroom and red onion, and their chauffeur opted for mushroom and cheese. A portion of skinny sweet potato fries was ordered for sharing between them.
When they had finished their omelettes, which were rather filling, they decided to forego sweet treats in favour of a gentle stroll somewhere quiet.
They drove for a short distance, through the village of Dunning and up the hill towards Path of Condie. On finding a suitable place to park, delightful assistant no.1 and their chauffeur hopped out into the fresh air, while delightful assistant no.2 fell asleep in the back of the car. After a short nap, he got out and joined his spouse who was wending her way back up the hill after a refreshing half hour stroll.
Although delightful assistant no.2 walked only a short distance, the exercise provided a good stretching of the legs and the stimulating effects of a cool breeze across the scalp.
As they drove back down the hill towards Perth, they saluted a few cows in a field by the roadside. The cows showed little interest, intent on the lush luncheons burgeoning at their feet.