A gorgeous day in the British countryside

LOCATION: Housesitting outside of Cambridge, England

WEATHER: Beautiful! Sunny. High upper 60s

The unusual sunshine and great temperature made us giddy! We spent most of the day outside enjoying the sun.

The house where we are housesitting has a huge yard (called garden here).

For lunch, we went to a nearby village pub. We shared two appetizers (called starters here). One was a stuffed mushroom and one was grilled, spicy shrimp. The weather was so nice that we sat outside in the beer garden. The pub has a cute sign in the back…..

These old British telephone booths are still all over. Many are empty. Some, amazingly, still have telephones. Others have been repurposed are are ATMs, wifi spots, or this one we spotted today – a book exchange. Brilliant!

I just love thatched roof houses. I saw this one in a village we passed through. A man was working on the thatch. As I took the picture, he grumpily asked me what I was doing. I guess he was suspicious that I was scoping out the house for a robbery or something. I explained that I am an American and love thatch roofs. He agreed and changed his tune and gave me a big smile.

Then, home to walk the dogs and play with them.

DINNER: The homeowners left us so much food that we are trying to eat before it spoils. They left a whole chicken. I roasted it in the Aga oven, and it turned out beautifully. Sides were onions, carrots and potatoes – a real Sunday roast!

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