Vegetarians, Vegans and anyone who dislikes hunting and shooting will probably not like this post. Hunting and shooting are very emotive and I am empathetic to those of you who oppose killing animals/birds for sport or for eating. However, I do eat meat and birds. As an omnivore, I think I should face up to how some of the food I enjoy eating, such as pheasant, is killed.
I didn’t manage a post on Saturday as I was heading up to Leicestershire to spend the weekend with our fab friends. I met the new puppy, Patch, who was so cute.
I had been invited to stay and to go to the local hunt ball. It was a splendid black tie affair and I had a fabulous evening, eating, drinking, dancing and playing Blackjack. I enjoyed the company of the farmers, land agents, vets and others I spent the evening with. People who know and understand our land and who want to protect and look after it or earn a living farming from it. It was an interesting and fun evening which ended rather late. So Sunday started fairly late and quietly. My wonderful hosts provided a lovely cooked breakfast, with eggs from their own chickens. This was eaten with a slice of buttered toast and several cups of tea.
Then off for a bicycle and tricycle ride,
and a pony ride.
Yes, inside this phone box, is a little art gallery where the children in the village display their art work. It even has a visitors book, which we wrote in. What a brilliant use for a redundant phone box.
Job done! Time for lunch which was home made lasagne and salad. The lasagne was delicious but I managed to serve it so the lovely baked cheesy top was hidden by the lower layers. A good lasagne is a treat and this really was a treat. Yummy.
Then it was time to bid farewell and head home. Thank you for a lovely weekend and I enjoyed learning a bit more about hunting and shooting.