|Posted by Shortie Williams on November 2, 2016 at 2:35 AM|
Just got back from a flying visit to the UK. We've spent quite a bit of time over there this summer for one thing or the other so I didn't really feel the need to go back this time other than to renew my passport, which had to be done, so i arranged a 5 day flying visit within which I had to do the passport thing, visit my mother and attend a meal party, all in different parts of the south of England.
Thanks to Neil and Tracy for helping us get the first 2 days sorted trouble free. It made the whole thing a lot easier.
Really wanted to get to Ramsgate to see Sam, John and the kids but just couldn't fit it in. Jules had seen them the week before so not so bad.
I have to say that since leaving the UK 10 years ago the food scene has become brilliant.
We used to eat out all the time for many years. Business didn't give us time to do anything else, but I was nearly always disappointed with the food.
Too much frozen crap and no feeling put into what was on hte plate. I cant remember how many times I said to Jules that if I served this at home we wouldn't eat it! it was what influenced me to open the Cosy Corner and what we did there.
If I was moving here now, knowing how good the food is in many places over there I would think twice about a restaurant!
Lucky enough, with the experience that we have gained since being here I feel comfortable, even after eating some of the delights back in the UK.
Although good I found eating out could be pricey, but the quality justifies the price.
Jules had this meal of Salmon and it was cooked to perfection
This was my sirloin steak! there was a basket thing with homemade fries on the side but that was it.
Both meals were delicious but very basic and pricey.
I don't mind pricey if it is good. Nothing worse that eating out and not enjoying the food however cheap it is.
With each experience that we had over there it made me feel good about what we do, value and quality, but as I said, we never had a bad meal.
This made me feel good about living here too! Bloody Rush hour! It was only about 2pm! Yuk! Don't miss that!
From that to this!
We got back Sunday and slept for hours!
Monday was a town day, sorting stuff out, you know, tax bills and stuff and then yesterday it was Mels birthday again!
my god, anything for an excuse to drink! But it was fun!
Before the fun though some serious stuff! Walking! Our new hobby!
A lovely walk through Pigadakia. Don't know how far but it was a good start!
There are some beautiful places to see that you don't really notice whist driving around.
And we got our first Xmas card today!
A beautiful day at the Neraida.
The usual suspects enjoying a glass or 2 in the sun!
The happy crowd! Caught them well didn't I
Someones smiling anyway!