The current situation is that the date we are looking at is 8 December.
However I have had to rule out Mussi''s because they want a deposit of £100, and someone will have to pay that upfront and collect the cash from whoever comes. I can see problems here and I think we will have to look elsewhere.
At the moment I am looking at somewhere with the rather sinister title of the Slug and Lettuce, and they are not insisting on a deposit, but would want guests to order in advance.
Ideally I would like somewhere where we can just be like ordinary diners.
I guess that my preparations for a wikimeet have been disrupted by my wife''s death.
However the restaurant I had in mind ( The Slug and Lettuce in Colchester ) have not responded to my E Mail and I am beginning to think that, if they want guests to pre-order, this could cause complications that I do not like, notably what happens if someone orders but does not turn up.
In view of the lack of response from the restaurant I will have to think again. It''s getting near the time for office Christmas parties.
I wish they had the Golden Corral in England. Their Bourbon Street chicken and coconut cream pie is something else.