No blog yesterday as I had a little drinkie after work in this pub. Pear cider which was ice cold and so refreshing,
I have walked past Old Thameside Inn loads of times but never been in. There is a lovely long veranda so you can sit outside and enjoy the view of the river.
Which is easily done as when the tide is high you are looking right down in to the water.
Next to the pub is the Golden Hind.
I see so many school trips here. Loads of kids, dressed as pirates, walk over the gangway, laughing and all excited, and hear the history of the Golden Hind. Great school trip.
I had never noticed this plaque before which tells an interesting tale.
I was in work very early today – before 7:30 am as I was awake early and I had a lot to do so I got up and came in. But by 8:30 I was flagging so I had a little treat.
For a while now I have wanted to have breakfast inside Le Pain Quotidien. I love being in this building. I like the high ceiling, the texture and colour of the walls, the light and peaceful ambience. When I have eaten here (apart from a lovely lunch I had with Julia), i take out. But today I decided to sit in. I have put in some long hours this week and felt I deserved half an hour out to relax.
I treated myself to a coffee which I enjoyed with my book,
and happily munched on soft boiled eggs, rye bread and butter. Simple and delicious and a great Friday treat.
Market day – whoop whoop. As usual I made a bee line for Turnip to get something yummy for the weekend. I bought some of these Borlotti beans.
Ever wondered what these mushrooms are?
Heavenly Halloumi Veggie Burger with hummus. Yumelicious.
At home we decided to go out for supper to celebrate Harvey managing to play a piece of music on the piano in front of the whole school. I was gutted I missed him but touched by the kindness of his music teacher who emailed me afterwards to tell me how well he had done. He does not find performing easy so this was a big achievement for him. So we went off to the stylish Goudhurst Inn.
Harvey was allowed to choose from the adult menu and he started with half a pint of prawns. I had a Caesar Salad which was good.
Followed by Pork Saltimboca with dauphinoise potatoes and green beans. The portion was quite small but as it was rich it was perfect. It was absolutely delicious.
I can’t believe I have eaten out 3 times today. Admittedly lunch was from a market stall but even so! And how many points did I consume today? No idea so please help if you can. Answers on a postcard…….