The Coven And Warlocks

This morning, with the aid of SueW, I recovered the photographs for:

This afternoon Jackie drove me to Shelly and Ron’s for a lengthy family lunch. The three former Rivett sisters periodically convene for lunch or coffee and cake. This is affectionately termed a coven meeting. Today their three warlocks, Ron, Bill, and I, were included.

Our nephew Neil dropped in to see his parents and stayed to converse happily with the rest of us, before the three ladies returned from visiting their mother’s ashes plot with the customary Christmas wreath, delayed through illness.

Jackie contributed a large saucepan of beef in red wine; Shelly provided the vegetable dishes of tender green beans, broccoli, carrots, and Lyonnaise potatoes; Helen provided flavoursome cherry pie and pear and ginger flan, with custard or cream according to taste.

Hostess Shelly served Jackie’s beef in red wine;

we helped ourselves to the vegetables;

then tucked into our plentiful platefuls.

Helen then served desserts, after which we repaired to the sitting room for coffee, Cointreau, crossword, quiz, and congenial conversation.


  1. I am only having a bowl of cereal for breakfast but your scrumptious feast has definitely initiated some hunger rumblings in my tummy Derrick …

  2. That looks like an infinitely fulfilling family gathering. The Coven meeting, sisters, warlocks and plentiful platefuls have combined sweetly.

  3. What a bewitching time! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜€
    I’d have a scoop of everything! And then enjoy all the C and Q fun after eating! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) โค๏ธ?โ€โ™€๏ธโค๏ธ

  4. It’s wonderful you have Sue to help with the photo recovery.

    Witches and warlocks–when gathering with loved ones over a splendid meal, once can definitely lose time like a spell has been cast. I was admiring the table with formal place settings, but homey and comfortable, too. I’m having my morning coffee now, and I wouldn’t mind a slice of that pie. ?

  5. A lovely day! Like Jackie and her sisters, my sisters and I are also referred (affectionately) as the three witches. Living as we do in Cornwall, Kent and the Highlands of Scotland, our opportunities for gathering as a coven are few. Perhaps we need broomsticks to make the traveling faster!

  6. Quite the amazing feast!
    From your added photos, all of which are outstanding, my favorites come from “Along St. Leonard’s Road”.

  7. What could be better than a coven gathering with a few warlocks thrown in? I have to say that Rivett is the perfect name for the sisters in the coven. The meal looks delicious.

    1. Thank you so much, Laurie. Rivett apparently comes from the riveters who worked on the Knights’ shields

  8. The “quiz” works in that string just fine. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think the story that three sisters gather annually to share a meal is the stuff of storybooks. How lucky you all are. Especially that a nephew stopped by and decided to stay.

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