Monday, 18 September 2017
I needed to be in London overnight on Saturday so I stayed at our flat in Crystal Palace. There was no food in so I headed up to the Crystal Palace Triangle and opted for Pizza at the Palace, on the grounds that it wasn't heaving with people and, on past experience, it does good food at a competitive price. Again, the restaurant came up to expectation. I went for the £10.95 meal - a starter (olives), a pasta dish and a bottle of beer. I added to it a dessert (ice cream) and a coffee.
Tuesday, 12 September 2017
Every year we go to the Bowes Agricultural Show in Co Durham. We were there again on Saturday. Despite a few sharp downpours, we had a good time though our performance in the various preserve-making and baking competitions did not match our performances in previous years.
Photos above were taken on the day.
Monday, 28 August 2017
I was actually due to be in North Wales this bank holiday weekend but plans were changed after a friend became ill. We stayed in the North East but took the opportunity to go to the Glendale Agricultural Show near Wooler in North Northumberland. Our arrival was delayed by an accident on the A697 but we spent 3 years at the show. A good time had by all though at £14 a ticket, the entry fee was not cheap.
Friday, 4 August 2017
In July I visited Costa Coffee more often in that one month that I have in the rest of my life. The reason was a friend was in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. There is a Costa branch there so I took him there to get him out of the ward. Thankfully my friend is now home so the daily dose of overpriced coffee and the occasional cake is now at an end. I will not shed a tear. I'm not a fan of this chain.
Sunday, 2 July 2017
We called into the Runhead in Ryton, Gateshead, yesterday for lunch. We were a bit disappointed. While the service was friendly, the food could have been better. I had a lamb burger but I couldn't taste the lamb. My friend Richard had scampi which he found to be a bit undercooked.