Under the Chandeliers : FFfAW

Under the Chandeliers

He surveyed the dining room.

The candles were lit and the glasses scintillated like diamonds under the pale light of the chandeliers.

Even the dining room in that TV series was better lit, he thought, but he didn’t suppose that the other diners would be complaining. It was after all one of the most popular restaurants in Edinburgh, although clearly a case of style over substance.

She turned the pages of her menu back and forth, tutting and frowning. She obviously couldn’t read French but here with the romantic sheen of the dining room, it wouldn’t matter.

He was sure she would make the same order as the last time they were reunited in the dining room.

She was petite and he looked down at her from across the table. The highlights of her long blonde hair caught the candlelight and framed her delicately powdered features. Her eyes sparkled and her lips were the deepest of reds; plump and inviting.

He wanted to stroke her cheek with the back of his hand, but restrained himself as he knew it would be grossly inappropriate.

He just smiled and waited patiently.

“Is Madame ready to order?” He inquired, with that elegant Edinburgh accent he had acquired over years of service.

This week I’ve written a story to my own photo prompt for this week’s  Flash Fiction for Aspiring Writers which is strange!

Dinnertime : Daily Post Photo Challenge


I love food! When I saw this Daily Post Photo Challenge I went straight to where I keep my foodie photos of succulent and attractive food and then I took a moment to think a little and remembered that the place where we eat and the dining room itself are also very important.

Here I think, is an example of a dining room that spells romance and intimacy at the table. Of hushed tones and cosiness. That evening we had a wonderful evening  with friends but it is also the dining room itself that remains in my memories.

This photo was taken at the Prestonfield Hotel in Edinburgh.

Now : Daily Post Friday Photo Challenge


This weeks challenge for the Daily Post Friday Photo Challenge is Now.

Let me introduce you to my Mum who celebrated her ninetieth birthday this year. Today we took her to a local restaurant for a Christmas meal. I think she looks a lot younger than 90 years old.

Happy Christmas to all my lovely readers. Thanks for viewing my photos and reading and commenting on my stories. I’ve had so much fun this year in your company!