Film: Bond 25 – No Time to Die

It’s movie time for us again! 😁👍 Ahh, “No Time to Die“ (aka “Bond 25”), we’ve been expecting you (for quite a while, actually!). After five postponements because of you-know-what, it was finally here! 😁 I don’t intend to give away the details of the film here, it’s more of a reflection, so you’re safe …
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First Visit: Shires Inn

It was a drive into unchartered territory for us two today as we headed with neighbours David & Valerie for the village of Peatling Parva (population 181) and The Shires Inn and Restaurant. The occasion? A belated birthday lunch for David and me! 😁. It was Ann and my first visit, but our dining companions …
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Ten for a Bank Holiday Lunch!

This was ambitious, even by our standards! Ten of our neighbours here for a full-blown three-course Sunday long lunch! In addition to Ann’s legendary skills in the kitchen, I had a go at ‘something’ (always worrying when I’ve got a whisk in my hand!). Motivated by my mantra: chocolate in everything, I created a ‘mystery …
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Exotic Dining in Kettering

To be honest, you don’t often see the words: exotic, dining and Kettering in the same sentence, but on this occasion, the title should be read literally! Cunningly concealed above the vacated town-centre Argos is: The Exotic Dining – the perfect location if you fancy a REALLY good curry! (Pedantically speaking it’s actual Indian and …
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Days Out: The Ashmolean Revisited

We drove to Oxford today to meet up with long-time friends Chris & Louise – it was a suitable halfway house for all parties. Being great fans of The Ashmolean (having been there in November 2011, March 2012, September 2013, March 2014 and May 2018) we agreed to meet at Peartree Park and Ride and …
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Warner Weekend 2021

We’re off on our annual Warner Weekend with our ‘Northants Nutter’ friends, Paul, Sue, Geoff and Rhonda. This is our third visit to Warner’s since 2019, and they’ve all been great fun, with plenty to keep us occupied and offering great value for money. This year, our destination is Warner’s Gunton Hall nestled between Great …
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Pub Addict!?

Well, not really! But visiting the same Pub – the Olde Victoria – within the same week does sound kind of excessive! 😃. OK, we weren’t there for the beer, but we were there for the food and company! 👍 On this occasion, catching up with friends, Richard and Pauline (who we haven’t seen since …
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Saturday (Stuffed!)

I don’t think we’ve ever had a Saturday like this! It was pretty much wall-to-wall eating for the whole day! Tough life ehh!!! 😁 First stop was a celebratory lunch at Rushton Hall with our good friend Chris A in honour of his recent birthday. It looked like the weather was going to stay dry, …
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Lunch: Northants Nutters Reassemble at The Olde Victoria