LOL, I love the thought of your guests sitting there waiting patiently, waiting for you to finish your beautiful sketch before they could dig in. : )
Hahaha, Azra - it was a bit like that. She was not due to serve it for half an hour or so after lunch but, after a while she did come and rescue it!
Why am I hungry? Really nice!!
It was yummy, Chris; she's a domestic goddess. :)