I was invited to attend a very exclusive restaurant and I felt so honoured to attend. The restaurant was run by some of the catering students at Lees Brook Skills Academy in Derby and my mum and myself were invited by my son who attends the academy. He illustrated the lovely poster above for us, I love his drawings, our family homes are plastered with them featuring all Disney Pixar characters, Thomas and Friends and Fireman Sam. He always adds lots of colour and big smiley faces and they are delight to have around. There is never an opportunity where he doesn't take advantage of a quick sneaky draw either, he is automatically drawn ( ha excuse the pun) to a wipe board where ever it may be. So if you have drawings like this that suddenly appear it's our boy, a Banksy in the making.
So all parents/carers were invited to the Lees Brook restaurant, we were greeted at the door and shown to our seat. the menu was offered to us which comprised of tea, coffee, squash, cheese on toast or a sandwich. We were asked how we preferred our brew's and on this occasion we were not eating but we were offered some biscuits to accompany our brew. We were served shortly after and I have to say it was the nicest cup of tea I have had for ages, better than I make myself but the best brew is always made by someone else. Chocolate digestives came along as well. We were truly spoilt. We all had lovely chat and our waiter came along and cleared away after we had finished. He wiped our table clean and asked us if there was anything else we would like, we declined and asked him very kindly for the bill. Very reasonably priced and fabulous service, we all had such a nice time.
I now expect this sort of service at home all the time from my son, think I may be pushing my luck but hey you never know. Our children with additional needs just never cease to amaze us and the Academy are really bringing out their hidden talents and giving them confidence to succeed, it really is an amazing place with very supportive staff. Well done everyone, I know the students were very nervous and had a practice beforehand but when it came to the real thing they shone through. From me it's a:
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