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Hippo Birdy Two Ewes…!

July 20, 2008
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Today is Robert’s birthday, so we have been to the pub all afternoon.  When it is someone’s birthday, they get…not a pint…but…two and a half pints…in the big glass!  Now most people drink a few more than two and a half pints, but when you’ve got this thing in front of you, it’s quite daunting, and I’ve noticed that it takes people quite a bit longer to get through than if they’d had the standard pint in front of them.
Friends Lynda and Smokie came down for a while, but they left to go get some lunch…the landlord and landlady had just had theirs, and I think this was making other people think of their tums!  So, a little while later we took a stroll to the pub next door…the two pubs are neighbours…and ordered food. 
We have never really had any good food experiences, here, even though it changes hands on a regular basis, and today was no exception.  I had lasagne…no points for presentation, as the food was slopped all round the rim of the dish and down the sides, and baked on…but it was hot and tasted fine.  Robert had a roast chicken dinner, which looked really nice…points for presentation, here.  Nothing burned, this time, and the gravy actually looked like gravy.  He tucked in and was enjoying his food…until he got to the chicken!  Microwaved!  Microwaved to death!  And the ‘roast’ potatoes.  They looked nice, but when he cut into one…it was all powdery and dry looking…!  He was not a happy bunny…so he complained…and got a free beer.
We went to sit outside, so he could have a ciggie, and I could gaze at the trees and river and swans…and Robert went on about the food.  The beer is not so good in this pub, either, so it went in the river and we went back down the road.  He’s gone out to play pool, now, so I can sit quietly and get on with my sunbonnet!
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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Pamela permalink
    July 20, 2008 8:48 pm

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ROBERT!!!!
    Mine is this coming Friday, I may have to cheat on the ole diet for one day.
    EEEEWW!!! To the nuked chicken. Meat is just not good unless it is tender.
    Enjoy your quiet time. xx

  2. Cornish permalink
    July 20, 2008 9:14 pm

    Happy Birthday Robert. Shame the food put a dent in the day though. It sounds like a ready meal to me, and not a very good one at that!
    That two and a half pint glass sounds like just the ideal thing for my martini. I think even I would be on my back at the end of all that drinking.
    Enjoy your solitude. xx

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