Pheasantly Spicy

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The first outing for my XKR this Summer as we took the short drive to The Pheasant in Keyston.

It was a beautiful evening – a very warm 23 degrees. Pity then, the car decided that this was the moment for the AC to fail! We may have looked cool in a classic Jaaaag! but with its five-litre beating heart, the interior was a lot warmer than it was outside! 😰😰 Phew!

Since I last blogged about it back in August 2015, this well-known award-winning Pub/Restaurant looks like it’s changed hands (again!) and they’ve now (re)introduced ‘themed evenings’. Tonight was their Thursday Curry Night – and it didn’t disappoint! At £16.95 for Mains, it was good value too!! 🙂

Curry Night Menu - The Pheasant (July 2019)

And clearly, many others felt the same, as by the time we left, the place was packed! What a great way to spend a Summer evening!

The Prisoner of Stamford

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Time for my annual catch-up with my friend and film director, Eric Mival. We normally choose August because of the potential for good weather, but these past few days has just been appalling – rain, rain and more rain!

So, it wasn’t really the ideal weather for taking the XKR for a spin, but luckily, it didn’t!


We met at our usual haunt, The George Hotel in Stamford and also, as usual, they didn’t disappoint! Sandwiches all round (enough to feed a horse!) and quality ale – what more could a traveller ask for!! We spent the time chatting about my favourite subject – the TV series ‘The Prisoner’, that Eric worked on (as well as other less important topics like family and holidays!)

All-in-all, a really enjoyable catch-up!