Christmas Catchup – Steve and Helen

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Unbelievable! It’s only the 10th of December and this is already our FOURTH Christmas meal! Tough life, ehh?!? 😁

At this rate, I’m sure there must be a real danger that we’ll both turn into Turkeys before the 25th! Gobble, gobble! πŸ¦ƒπŸ—

Today’s venue of choice? The very popular (and very nicely appointed) The George Hotel in Buckden (last time here was back in March). With only 10 rooms, its real draw for us is the FOOD offer (What a surprise!!!) πŸ˜‹πŸ˜‹ and we’re meeting Steve & Helen there for a catchup, having rekindled the relationship, after they returned to the UK from France earlier this year.

We arrived just after 12.30, where, as has become the norm it seems, it chucked it down with rain all the way there! In fact, it was so heavy, I dropped off Ann outside the door, whilst I headed for the car-park (that was strangely empty!) πŸ€”

Now in from the rain, we were soon seated with our friends arriving just before us. It was a simple menu, and in keeping with the season, meant I chose the Turkey – surprising no-one!! πŸ˜€πŸ‘πŸ˜‹. The only surprise was that the place was almost empty – I don’t think I’ve ever seen it so quiet. We put forward our theories (Christmas shopping, the weather, cost of living etc) and it stayed like that until just after 1pm.

Yes, that all went down a treat. We had time for a really good catchup with everyone’s news and by now, good news, The George had now filled up nicely – just how we remember it.

Dessert was just as yummy, in the shape of Sticky Toffee Pudding for me. πŸ˜‹

It had been a great experience today (apart from my walk from the car-park, where I got soaked!) and we’re planning to meet up again after our holiday in January.

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