Another day, another pub

LOCATION: Housesitting in Meonstoke, Hampshire, England

WEATHER: More rain, a bit heavier today. High 55

Buttons and I cuddled on the couch in front of the fire, with me finishing up a good book. George watched the rugby games on the telly – quite the craze here. It is the world finals.

The Royal Mail truck delivered post to the front door, which got Buttons and me both excited….

After lunch, we ventured to another village, this one about 4 miles away. It is a little bigger with more shops and pubs. We shopped first at the green grocer, buying some nice veg. Then to the Co-op where we stocked up for the week, and finally to the butcher shop to buy a chicken. To recuperate from our shopping, we stopped at one of the pubs in that village.

There was a nice fire going in the fireplace.

Note the rugby game schedule on the blackboard above the fire.

I was glad I had taken Buttons for a nice walk in the morning, as the afternoon rain became rather unpleasant.

DINNER: A real feast. I roasted a whole chicken with lots of veg – potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, onion, leeks, and garlic. At the end of cooking, I added sugar snap peas which were still nice and crunchy upon serving. We will have a lot of leftover chicken to make other recipes all week long.

BOOK: I finished “Queen of Hearts” by Jacqueline Winspear. It is a part of a very light series I enjoy occassionally – about a British royal who gets herself in trouble all of the time. 4 stars out of 5.

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