I empathise. You want to be generous but are truly shocked by the prices especially when they are multiplied.
I see our youngest family about once a month and usually offer to take them out to lunch or tea at least once.
The place they like best costs about £60 for the 3 adults and 2 tinies. For such a simple meal it seems extortionate to me.
I gulp and pay up but I usually think this is a daft waste of money. To be fair, I haven't been for a while.
Maybe coming from Oz she has forgotten how high the prices and entrance fees are here.
I know my American cousin was surprised
staggered to find she was paying £200 for a meal out for 6 of us. She was fumbling for a £40 tip because in the States you are expected to tip 20%. We stopped the high tip and gave her half back later.
Such good ideas Bradfordlass.
I hope it works out well for you Juicy
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