When you've got a large dinner in the diary, it's always a good plan to have a small lunch so you save room. Except of course, when you're in Buckinghamshire, where the recommended daily calorie intake is at least 300 times that of anywhere else in the country, and the lightest thing on the menu is deep fried brie.
Cheese and bacon burgers all round then.
For pudding we reigned it in and had two deserts between the four of us - iced raspberry parfait with lemon curd, meringue and shortbread, and dark chocolate tart with passion fruit sorbet and vanilla cream. Practically Michelin star worthy.
Yet again a lovely lunch at The Betsey 'some old slag' Wynne with Carrington, Tabski and almost ready to pop (due to pregnancy not food) Lizzington.
Then I had the small issue of forcing down some lasagne and flapjacks three hours later. Not.a.problem.