After yesterday’s moderately downbeat posting, the impossible is slightly difficult, on my ‘Sinna Luvva’ blog, it feels good to have a more upbeat follow-up posting.
Although my condition is still far from A1, today (which is also my beloved’s day off work) seemed a good opportunity to pay a lunchtime visit to our local pub & bistro. Things are really looking up in our locale since the new landlord of ‘The Milepost’ incorporated a Crepes & Crocs bistro on the premises. Apart from an enjoyable pint of ‘Hobgoblin’, a rather malty full-bodied ruby ale, I had a starter of Port & Blue Cheese mushrooms, accompanied with a few slices of toasted baguette – a richly filling experience, for my main course I settled for a smoke-salmon laden crepe with chips and side salad. My beloved settled for French Onion soup, to assist in the fight against the symptoms of her cold (now entering its second week of occupation) and, a main course of a goats cheese filled crepe. Not being an ale lover, a glass of Sauvignon was her beverage of choice.
The portions, as always, were on the generous side so, neither of us felt we had room for a desert, tempting as the options are. In retrospect, I realize that my choice of starter was rather rich for a lunchtime meal; we normally have our main meal in the evening when my beloved returns from work and, I suspect the stomach becomes totally familiarised with this routine.
On our return home I prepared a cafetiere of coffee, a preventative against an unwanted afternoon nap, before performing a little bit of grass surgery in the wilder reaches of the garden. I have to admit that any time spent in the garden, whether in active or passive mode, makes me feel better – almost at one with the universe, if not always with the neighbourhood cats who spasmodically treat it as their toilet.