First Visit: King’s Head at Wadenhoe

It was off to the King’s Head in the village of Wadenhoe (population 244) to catch up with long-time friends, Mick & Jane. We’ve not been here before and in kinder weather, there are some nice walks nearby, so we might try that when it’s a lot drier underfoot and a bit warmer! πŸ™„ We …
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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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Pub Addict!?

Well, not really! But visiting the same Pub – the Olde Victoria – within the same week does sound kind of excessive! πŸ˜ƒ. OK, we weren’t there for the beer, but we were there for the food and company! πŸ‘ On this occasion, catching up with friends, Richard and Pauline (who we haven’t seen since …
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Lunch: Northants Nutters Reassemble at The Olde Victoria

Pub Lunch: Queen’s Head at Bulwick

We haven’t been here for a while! Our previous visit (back in August 2019) was with Chris and Gill on our way back from Apethorpe Palace. On this occasion, we met up with Jane and Mick, our long-time friends from our JS days! So, here we are at The Queen’s Head in Bulwick (pop: 152 …
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Return (of the return) to Saxon Mill

We returned to the Saxon Mill in Warwick today to meet up with Alan and Mags (Ian & Ann couldn’t make it). This is now becoming our most-visited out-of-Kettering eatery. To date, the food and service has always been top-notch – but today was a little different. It was certainly very busy when we sat …
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Tring Thing!

I caught up with Angela today at the King’s Arms in Tring. The venue was chosen because it was roughly halfway between us. I thought I knew Tring, but as I approached the town, it all felt very unfamiliar! πŸ€”. What a lovely town though! – very leafy, a nice parade of shops and where …
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Christmas 2020 πŸŽ„

How was your Christmas? Even if you exclude the dreaded Coronavirus, we knew Christmas for us would be very different in 2020. For a start, it was our first one without Denis (where visiting him on Christmas Day had been a regular part of the festive break for the past few years). Christmas Day was …
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Our Anniversary Break 2020 (9/36)

It’s our 9th Anniversary (or 36th, if you’re counting from the day we first met) and we always try and do something special every year to celebrate. This year is no different, but we’ve scaled things back a bit because of…‘you-know-what’! 😷 10.50am We’re heading for Norfolk, staying at The Brisley Bell in err, Brisley, …
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