8.20.2006

Heather walk

Here are some pics from the heather walk I did on Saturday. It started pouring rain as soon as we started walking, but Lady J had us all prepared with waterproof trousers and jackets. We looked hot and not at all like drowned rats wrapped in tarp. Luckily, the rain calmed down once we were at the top so that we could actually see the views.


For dinner we went to the Scotsman's Pack, which I'd been hearing about all year from Lady J. The food was wonderful. I had haddock encrusted with hazelnut and basil and goat cheese on top of mashed potatoes. The only scary part was when I bit down on a bone that tried to impale my gum and pop out my lower retainer. Other people had grilled duck, roasted guinea fowl, and rack of lamb. A German couple sat near us and leaned over to ask what "gammon" was. It was amazing what a complicated job we did of explaining, but they eventually understood and everyone was happy.


For pudding (US translation: dessert) I had blueberry creme brulee, even though the chocolate brownie looked so very good. But really, when am I ever going to make a blueberry creme brulee myself? Other people got apple pie with a pitcher of cream, raspberry almond tart with a pitcher of cream, sticky toffee pudding, and the brownie with vanilla bean ice cream and hot fudge sauce. I passed out in the car on the way home.

Lady J says the edge we were walking along is probably where they filmed the "beautiful" scene in P&P. So there's another thing ticked off my list!

I leave for Prague in the morning, so I hope everyone has a good week! I'll be back on Friday.



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8 comments:

chosha said... [reply]

Prague is in the top 3 of my travel wish list, mainly for the centuries of (unbombed) architecture. So colour me jealous as all heck, and have a great time!

Anonymous said... [reply]

You should have put on a flowing dress and gotten a close up on that rock. That would be awesome.

Have fun in Prague!

Scully said... [reply]

Yay Prague! It kind of makes my trip to Disneyland this weekend pale in comparison. Have fun!

Saxon said... [reply]

prague is great. I've been that 3 or four times now I think but that was back in the days before budget airlines so it was by coach instead which was roughly a 20 hour trip each way.

April said... [reply]

Gorgeous pics! So jealous! :)

Panini said... [reply]

that looks too beautiful to be true and it's insanely gorgeous! I'm so jealous!

Queen Zippergut said... [reply]

I'd love to read your list of places you've been or want to see before you leave England. You've inspired me to start my own. Not that I'm leaving anytime soon... Great pics! When do you go home?

JB said... [reply]

I've never heard of blueberry creme brulee before. I'm going to have to try that.

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