Yesterday was my birthday. I like birthdays! Yes, I’m another year older. Since there’s nothing that we can do to slow down the years, we might as well make the best of whatever age we are.
For me, it was a lovely day of calls from family and friends by phone, Skype, and FaceTime. Charlie, in true Dutch style, bicycled home from work with flowers for me!
Then he took me out for dinner at Part II Bistro in Blyth.
This has been one of my favourite restaurants since it opened up just a few years ago.
The interior is cozy and comfortable with a collection of posters from the Blyth Festival Theatre lining the walls.
Our friendly server didn’t hesitate to point out clearly which things on the menu were and were not gluten-free. We started off with a complimentary soup “shooter.”
Then I had a Spinach and Pear Salad. The combination of nuts and maple made it delightful!
I followed that with the Chicken stuffed with sundried tomatoes, mushrooms, spinach, and Swiss cheese on a Bacon Mashed Potato. It was delicious!
Charlie enjoyed the fish special of the day.
After all of that, we were too full for dessert! As usual, the service was impeccable and the food excellent at Part II.
I also quite like the Queen’s Bakery next door. A dear friend treated me to birthday tea there earlier this week. I’ve been very blessed!
After dinner, we walked across the street to the Blyth Memorial Community Hall for the Blyth Festival Theatre’s production of Seeds.
Seeds is based on the true story of a case that went all the way to the Supreme Court. The transnational company Monsanto sued a Saskatchewan farmer, Percy Schmeiser, for growing a crop containing genetically modified plants that he says he never planted. It’s a very interesting story.