The picnic and dinner

Our picnic yesterday was great. Jennifer made club sandwiches to bring with her and I brought wine. Amelie brought some assorted fruits, so we lay under the warm sun, talked, and munched our way through most of the afternoon. We had a good day.

In the evening, Jennifer and I went to Amelie’s for dinner.

First course was hors d’oeuvres, which was pate de foie gras on Melba toast. Second course was soup which was leek, mushroom, and potato soup. Third course was fish and we had cod in a heavy cream sauce. Fourth course was the main which was rack of lamb with mint sauce. Fifth course was removes which was Parisian potatoes. They’re basically spherical potatoes pan fried in butter. Man alive, were they ever good.

Sixth course was salad and we had a Greek salad. Seventh course was dessert which I skipped and took three pieces of 99% dark chocolate instead. 8th course was cheese and fruit (sweets) and I had Camembert and red and green seedless grapes.

It was a fantastic meal. We went through two bottles of Barolo and one of Sauvignon Blanc over five hours.

After dinner, we retired to the parlour where Samantha served us tea in a sterling silver tea service and a glass of brandy each while I puffed my pipe. I think my pipe is getting really well-seasoned now. I could still taste the cheap tobacco in the bowl while I was smoking Black Honey tobacco.

I got this really convenient tobacco holder from the tobacco shop in Virginia on Saturday. Instead of carrying a plastic bag around, now I carry a brown leather pouch that contains my tobacco in an air-tight compartment as well as my pipe, my lighter, and pipe tools. It’s much easier and much classier.

We talked about marriage (again) and both Amelie and Jennifer said they want small weddings, but Amelie’s idea of a small wedding is 50 people. Jennifer’s idea of a small wedding is 20 people. My idea of a small wedding is me, my bride, the priest, and 2 witnesses. lol

Overall, we had a really good day.


Our trip to Virginia

We arrived at the airport at 9am and the jet was waiting for us. I was so nervous I was nauseous.

But then, once we took off, I realized it was really no different than a first class flight. We had big seats, food, champagne, and all the comforts of first class, but on a smaller plane. The only thing that was a real advantage was that when my suitcase containing tobacco was taken to the car, it didn’t get searched. I got a lot of tobacco, too. That and we had a direct flight from one small airport to another.

We had Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon on the way to Virginia. That was followed by tea in a sterling silver tea service and champagne. The food was good (not excellent, but very good. Best I’ve ever had on a flight).

The main thing is I got a whole whack load of the finest tobacco in North America. I like flying on a private jet, but it doesn’t live up to the hype.


Dinner and polygamy

I went to dinner with Amelie and Jennifer last night. We went to the curry house. I had lamb rogan josh while the girls had Tandoori chicken. We all had a glass of wine with dinner.

During dinner, I said that I’d marry Jennifer if I could. Amelie said that would be nice. I said, “you know, I could do it. The Canadian government knows the polygamy laws in this country are unconstitutional and they’re not prosecuting anyone under the law because they know it will be overturned in the Supreme Court if they make an arrest.”

Amelie said, “that’s true. I say go for it.” Jennifer was struck and said, “you seriously want to marry me?” I told her I did. I let her know that I’d need a pretty strict pre-nup, but that if I had that, I’d definitely marry her. Amelie said she’d want a contract with Jennifer too, just to protect herself. Jennifer said she’d sign anything we wanted. Amelie was fully supportive of the idea. She actually seemed a little excited.

Then, of course, we started hashing out details: where would we live, who would sleep with whom, whose bed are we going to sleep in, what would Jennifer do for work since I wouldn’t let her work at the breastaurant anymore, those kinds of things. We worked it out pretty quickly and I closed the conversation by saying, “it’s something to seriously think about.”

I took Amelie home after dinner, then took Jennifer home. We had to be up early for our flight, so Jennifer didn’t stay the night.


Jennifer and her pink diamond ring

I called Jennifer this afternoon and told her I had ordered the pink diamond and told her how much it cost. She said, “that’s way too much money! I can’t accept that when there are people starving in the streets. What about a synthetic diamond?” I looked on Google while we were on the phone and a synthetic 4 carat pink diamond is a LOT cheaper, so she said that’s what she wants. She said she’d never wear the real diamond for fear of losing it. She said a lab grown diamond is exactly the same on a molecular level as a natural diamond.

So I called the jeweler and asked him to cancel the order and get me a 4 carat lab grown fancy pink diamond in white gold and exactly the same specifications. He said it would take about a week.

We’re going out to dinner with Amelie tonight.


Going to Virginia on Saturday

I just got a text from Amelie. She says the jet will be ready for us to take off from the local airport on Saturday at 9:30am.

I’m so looking forward to this trip.

I’ve called the tobacco shop to make sure they have the tobacco I want in stock and they do. So I told the guy what I wanted, then gave him my Amex number and prepaid it. I told him I was coming from Canada and he said he’d put it all aside for me.

If you don’t know what I’m referring to, read the post about “how the dynamic has changed since Toi left”. That will explain everything.


I ordered the rings for the girls!

I went to see my in-town jeweler after volunteer work this afternoon and explained exactly what I wanted for the girls.

I told him I wanted a replica of Princess Diana’s engagement ring and a 4 carat pink diamond solitaire in white gold. He said it was no problem, it would take about a week to get them. He told me roughly what the two rings would cost and it was more than I expected, but like I said, I think it’s worth it considering how much joy and peace they bring me.

I handed over a deposit and he’s going to call me when they come in.

If you don’t know what I’m referring to here, see the post “how the dynamic has changed since Toi left.”


How the dynamic has changed since Toi left

Jennifer and I went for dinner at Amelie’s last night.

Amelie wore a new spandex catsuit and kitty ears and black heels while Jennifer wore a short soft pink dress and pink heels. They both looked fantastic.

Before dinner, we all had a glass of Sherry in the parlour. We were talking about Toi most of the time, but then we started talking about me popping the question to Amelie. Jennifer said she didn’t think it was right that I get down on one knee to ask Amelie to marry me and Amelie and I agreed. I don’t know how it’s going to go down, but I’m not going to bow down to her.

But then I said, “you know, Jennifer has been so loyal to me that she should have an outward symbol of my love and devotion — like a promise ring.” Amelie thought that was a magnificent idea, so I asked Jennifer her favourite stone and her ring size. She said her favourite stone is a pink diamond, which will be expensive, but I don’t mind spending the extra money on someone who brings me so much joy. I got her ring size and have decided to go out and get their rings this week. There’s a great jeweler in my city who has a network so that he can find practically any ring I ask him to find and who will give me a fair deal on anything, so I’ll go to him.

Then it was time for dinner.

The appetizer was shrimp toast which is shrimp and water chestnuts blended into a paste, then placed on trimmed bread and fried in olive oil. Next was soup which was Moroccan Harira soup (chickpeas and lentils in a warmly spiced broth). Then it was fish which was sole in a delicate white wine sauce. The main course was Bohemian orange chicken which was served over Czech dumplings and covered in sauce. Absolutely delicious. Next was salad and we had Salad Lyonnaise (frisée lettuce and bacon and a poached egg in homemade dijon-shallot dressing). The dessert was chocolate decadence cake (triple chocolate cake with dark chocolate chips in it) but I didn’t have any. I’m still trying to stay off sugar as much as possible. Instead, Samantha brought me out a plate of 99% cacao Polish dark chocolate pieces (I absolutely love dark chocolate). It was very nice of her to accommodate me. Finally, we had cheese and seedless grapes. I had brie, Camembert, and Blue Stilton with both red and green grapes. We went through two bottles of Bordeaux with dinner, but it wasn’t bad considering it took 5 hours to eat.

The meal was absolutely fantastic and the dynamic between Jennifer and Amelie is different without Toi there. There’s a lot more laughing and joking. Including from me.

We retired to the parlour after dinner while Samantha cleaned up the kitchen. The girls had another glass of Sherry each, but since I was driving, I skipped it and just smoked my pipe.

We were talking about my pipe in the parlour and I told Amelie that there is a shop in Virginia that has some of the best pipe tobacco in the world, but I can’t get it into Canada because I can’t drive it in (I’ll get searched) and I can’t get it delivered to my house (it’ll get sniffed by dogs), so she suggested taking her father’s jet down there and just loading up on a bunch of it … enough to fill my entire cabinet humidors. She said private jets never get searched especially when they arrive at small airports (which ours is). I said that would be fantastic if both Amelie and Jennifer came with me. They agreed and Amelie called Samantha into the parlour. I gave Samantha the address of the tobacco shop from my phone and she said she’ll arrange it for this weekend. That’ll be great! I can finally smoke Black Honey Tobacco again! It’s my favourite tobacco and I haven’t smoked it in 5 years.

Also, that will be my first time ever riding in a private jet. I’m excited!

We left about 11pm and I took Jennifer home with me. We made love until about 2am then crashed for the night. This morning, she made me a delicious full English breakfast. It was fantastic.

I’m going to miss Toi but dinner was much more intimate without her.