single and working at my summer job over on Vancouver Island in a little community west of Lake Cowichan called Mesachie Lake. I had been working there for a few summers and periodically coming back to Vancouver on some weekends. Most weekends we would just cruise up and down the Island Highway down to Victoria or over to Chemainus or northward to Yellow Point. I worked at a lumber camp and shared a room with my cousin. There is not much to do there on the weekends when you don't own a car and where there is no public transit.
One weekend during the summer I was invited to a house party in Vancouver. Back then it was a 2 hour trek to Nanaimo to catch the BC Ferry, plus another 2 hours to get back to the mainland. Our family were friends with another family and it was their daughter who was hosting the party in their home in the Dunbar area.
Little did I know at that time that this would be the first time that I would set eyes on Mrs Skoot, so many years ago. We do keep in touch although she did used to live in the UK and Australia but she has now come back home to Vancouver. She invited us for dinner a month or so ago and I was watching her prepare our seafood soup dinner
she was getting the prawns and scallops ready to add to her soup base. She is an excellent cook so I was watching her every move
The soup was nearly ready as we chatted the hours away
It was finally time to sample our meal. Excellent if I must say
She also made a most excellent apple cobbler dessert while I brought my chocolate bundt cake
Older but wiser. Who would have thought that 3 teenagers would make it this far ? Still friends after all these years. That party changed my life for the better, thanks again Bonnie