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Wednesday, May 17, 2006

We're back

Ooops, I've been a bad blogger again & missed a couple of days, but it's been a busy, exhausting, but fun-packed few days!

The Anniversary treat was great - we left just before lunchtime on Sunday, and took a slow leisurely drive up north, stopping at Stafford for a relaxing cofee in front of a lake, watching the ducks without haveing to yell at the kids to leave them alone/don't chase them/yes they are ducks/go quack quack/no we don't have any bread....... and made it to the B&B an hour early, just about 3pm.




However, as we were the only guests, it wasn't a problem, and we went up to our nice, quiet room & promptly both crashed out on the bed:-)


mmmmm, a Sunday Afternoon nap - I remember when those were common:-)

By the time we woke up, it was getting on, so we went off to find some supper. There were a couple of resturants recommended in the B&B, so we chose one that sounded good, and drove into the "historic market town" of Cheadle. Damn that place was dull. Nowhere to park, but not really a problem as there was no reason to park there! The Brasserie had closed down & become a Kebab take away, which was a bit annoying, so we ended up eating in the Chinese place, as it was the only one with tables & chairs! Actually the food was really good, and I'd recommend the Golden Rose to anyone stuck in Cheadle, but it wasn't really what I'd planned. Oh well.

After that we took a slow stroll back to the car, stopping to admire an extremely phallic statue in the middle of the high st & discuss what it might be, as there was no signage.

Then we stopped in an off licence for a corkscrew - as we'd remembered to bring our own wine, but had no way of opening it! - and headed back to the quiet B&B.

It was a shame there was no-one else there really, but it did mean we got to sit downstairs, drink our wine - although the corkscrew broke before it opened the first bottle! HUH!, and watch BBC's Hannibal on the big(ish) TV in the guests lounge.

Like true re-enactors we sat there commenting on the clothes, scenery, furniture & fights - the plot was pretty seconday really LOL. However, either way, it was a very good film. Much, much, much, much better than the much hyped Rome earlier this year.

Then, filled with wine, and contented with historical conversation, we stumbled up to our nice, quiet, four poster bed, in the secure knowledge that we could sleep through the night without being disturbed by children:-)

3 Comments:

  • At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 6:18:00 pm, Blogger Vancouver Voyeur said…

    Sounds like a delishously relaxing time. Oh and that phallic symbol looks like a circumcised penis to me. I wouldn't want something like that standing in the middle of my hometown. ;-)

     
  • At Wednesday, May 17, 2006 9:13:00 pm, Blogger Sadie Lou said…

    Isn't it funny how much you cherish sleep when you're a parent of small children? Dan and I are going to go on our first "real" vacation this Novemeber and the two things I'm most excited about is sleep and dining out (as well as doing both of those things with my husband and being able to give each other undivided attention). Ahhhh...

     
  • At Friday, May 19, 2006 10:47:00 pm, Blogger Kyahgirl said…

    sounds fabulous!!
    Happy anniversary.

     

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