Anual Branch Christmas Meal

Last night, all of the fundraising branch for Ballymena/Antrim were invited to go out for a christmas meal. At our last meeting we had decided to go to
JDS
It is part of our local bowling alley but thankfully there is a it upstairs which we had booked. I wasn’t sure this restaurant was a good idea though since it might have been crowded but thankfully it wasn’t.

I was picked up at about 7 ish. I didn’t bring ushi with me as i thought it might be too warm and busy for her so she got to chill. She was very confused as to why she wasn’t coming too!

When we got there we discovered that our branch organiser had a seating plan. I don’t really like this sort of arrangement but i suppose it stops people getting annoyed because they didn’t want to sit beside a certain person so i can sort of see the point of it. At each of our seats was a little card with a little badge of a german sheperd dog inside it to say thanks for all our hard work. I thought that was nice. The branch organiser had also got me and my friend a box of lip balms, and a dog chew for each of our dogs. (I thought the chew was some kind of razor!). I thought this was really nice too. I don’t mean this to come out in a bad way but alot of people get me make up for a present. I hate make up! (Bad experience one day with it). I know people are just trying to get gifts that i would like. At least the lip balms i can use! (I hope nobody is planning to get me make up this christmas lol). I should write a post one day on why i hate make up.

My friend gave me a sweatshirt that says “paws off”, those fingerliss gloves you get which have the mitten bit that you can pull down over your fingertips, and a bar of galaxy with a
Personalised wrapper
Which said “Braille free, but the dude doing the audio isn’t bad” or something and “Fish fingers” lol. (That’s kind of a wee joke between us). I thought the galaxy was a packet of colouring pencils lol. I asked my friend why she had got me colouring pencils and she just laughed and told me it was Galaxy lol.

I got her a £20 Waterstones voucher.

I had the Pasta Carbonarragh (not sure how to spell that lol). I was kind of dreading it because i usually end up covered in spaghetti sauce if i get it so i’m sure it doesn’t look too good lol). Thankfully it was just pasta so i didn’t end up too messy. There was a big chunk of halloumie cheese (that cheese that kind of squeaks when you chew it) just sitting on the top of the bowl. I hate cheese! The chicken and bacon were very jenorous. Normally it is only little bits of it but this was big chunks! They were that big i had to stab the pasta and all like i was eating it with a fork and as if it was potatoes or something. It was still nice apart from the cheese.

My friend baught me a west coast cooler so that was good. We just chatted and had a bit of craic before our desserts came.

For dessert, i had what was supposed to be ice cream and fruit but it was ice cream with like a syrup type thing then more ice cream. It was nice but why do restaurants always insist on putting some desserts in those crappy presentation glasses? They are so awkward to eat out of! Thankfully we asked for a boul which made it much easier.

We got home at about 10 o’clock. It was a great night and i would like to thank the branch organiser and my friend for the presents!

When i got home i was greeted by a mad little lady who rushed down to see me. I gave her her chew and she whined at it. (This isn’t really anything new). She then sniffed it, chased it, cuddled it, lay on it and whined some more. Normally she will whine for a short time before eating the carrot/ice cube/dental stick/playing with her kong which has food in it. She took the chew to bed with her though!

This morning it still wasn’t eaten, so i worked her and decided to give it to her when we got back. Unfortunately she was a little sick later on so that was a bit strange. She felt that sorry for herself that she wouldn’t eat her dinner and slept until about 8 o’clock. Normally she will sleep after working but this kind of worried me a little. I hadn’t noticed her drinking so put a little water in my hand and opened her mouth. That soon woke her up and she had a mad little roll around the hall. This was a sure sign that she was back to her normal self. She even let me brush her teeth and has been drinking since. So i don’t know what the craic was. It probably was a slug or something. At least she was only sick the once.

As for the chew, i gave it to Ash. She is actually making some use of it.

I don’t think Ushi realises she is a dog! Maybe she was a cat in her past life.