Job Done in Dunstable!

Headed off to Toddington in Dunstable this morning to catch up with long-time friend, Angela C. The journey there took longer than expected – it should have been around an hour, but with the M1 near Flitwick being dug up in both directions, it made my progress VERY slow! 😟 We made good use of …
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Theatre: β€œLegally Blonde”

We headed off in the direction of Kettering’s Lighthouse Theatre this afternoon to see ‘Legally Blonde’ (based on the 2001 film of the same name, that starred Reese Witherspoon). It wouldn’t be my first choice of theatre entertainment, but with six women – Ann, Jo, Janet, Carol, Helen and Chris and just me along for …
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Return to ‘The Old Bridge’

Since I suffered my hand injury on 22nd December, we’re still playing ‘catch-up’ with my social diary! Today was another of those days as we met Steve & Helen at The Old Bridge in Huntingdon! We were last here as a foursome back in October, 2023 where we were so impressed, a planned return was …
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Catchup: Nick & Celina

Today was a (very) belated catch-up with friends, Nick & Celina (originally pencilled in for the 22nd of December, last year!). As regular readers will already know, this was postponed because I was in hospital being treated for a severe slicing to my left pinkie brought about by an ‘argument’ on the day with a …
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Olney another Birthday!

Celebrations began early this year for Ann’s birthday! Yesterday, it was down to Ann’s brother for a celebratory Birthday Lunch – and it didn’t disappoint! πŸ‘ Roast Lamb, cooked to perfection and bags of opportunities to catch up with all Roger, Jane and Oli’s news! Today, just before 9.30, we headed over to MK for …
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Mexican: Possible 3!

We invited John & Trish around tonight for a Mexican meal and a movie night! On the menu? Unsurprisingly, it all went down a treat! πŸ‘πŸ‘ The choice of tonight’s Film was easy! Trish, even though she likes Tom Cruise, hadn’t seen Mission Impossible – Dead Reckoning (Part 1) – sorted! It was probably our …
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First Visit: The Wharf Inn, Welford

We headed off to Welford today – it was our first visit to The Wharf Inn. We met up with fellow ‘Northants Nutters’ – Paul & Sue and Richard and Nicki – for lunch. It was already buzzing when we arrived just before 1pm. After getting some drinks from the Bar we were shown to …
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Catch up: Chris and Gill – Castle Ashby

We headed for The Deli at Castle Ashby today for Breakfast and an overdue catch-up with long-time mates: Chris & Gill. Quiet when we arrived, it was absolutely packed by the time we left – it was clearly a popular destination! πŸ‘ And we could see why! The food was delicious with great service too! …
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Film: One Life (2024)

Off to the local Odeon to see this one. It wouldn’t have been my first choice of cinematic entertainment – not enough spandex or sci-fi for me, but Ann was keen! πŸ˜˜πŸ‘- But I’m so glad I went!! Read on… Official Trailer How long? A loo-friendly 1 hour 50 minutes! πŸ‘πŸΎ Synopsis Directed by James …
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Pantomime 2024 (Cinderella)

Off to Milton Keynes Theatre to see their Panto performance – Cinderella! Sadly, Carol was not feeling 100% and couldn’t join us. Janet took on taxi duties, picked us up just before 4.30 and we were soon on our way in the cold and wet weather heading for MK `and the 6pm performance. They’re always …
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Doctor Who Christmas Special (2023): The Church on Ruby Road

Given my recent (typing) hand injury on the Friday before Christmas, I think I’m probably the last Whovian to watch this episode and then review it. It’s Saturday, the 30th – almost a week later, and I’ve managed to avoid any Reviews, anywhere. Phew! πŸ˜•. Forgive the odd typo – this took about four hours …
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The “Butcher’s Dog” Report

You know that old saying? “Fit as a Butcher’s Dog!” – well, that’s pretty much me! I’m hardly ever ill (apart from a bout of COVID back in 2021 and my, so-good-I’ve-had-them-twice, Kidney Stones). So, 2023 turned into the year when this old dog had multiple trips to the vets!! 😬 Deaf in Paradise It …
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Christmas Catchup – Steve and Helen

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 …
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Our Third Christmas Meal of 2023

We headed round to John and Trish’s tonight for their legendary Christmas Meal. It’s usually our first of the festive period, but this year, we’d had the Northants Nutters round at ours last Sunday for an early Christmas get-together, and then met up with Dennis & Sandra on Thursday for more festive fare – so …
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The George for Lunch (again!)

This is fast becoming one of our top five ‘go-to’ hostelries for a high-quality Lunch. We were last here back in January, making today our sixth visit in just a couple of years – they’ve never put a foot wrong, and it was good to be back!πŸ‘ Today, we met up with Alan, Mags, Ian …
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Return to The Old Bridge Hotel

It’s been a really long while, since I was last here at The Old Bridge Hotel & Restaurant in Huntingdon. A conservative estimate would suggest that it was the early 90s when I was working with one of my first clients – Nokia. Thirty-or-so years on, and we were here to catch up with Steve …
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Supper for Six – Again!

Not content with ‘Supper for Six‘ last Saturday, tonight we were planning something similar, this time for Bev, Jules, Jo and Janet. Unfortunately, Janet went down with the dreaded Covid a few days before, and sadly, quickly followed by Jo! πŸ˜’πŸ˜’ So, we ended up with just ‘Food for Four!’ πŸ€” And there was obviously …
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Return to The George & Dragon

Today was a return visit for us to the George & Dragon in Seaton for Lunch – this time, with good friends, David and Valerie. The reason? A post-birthday celebratory meal for David and me! 😊 With David acting as chauffeur, we set off just before 11. We first came here back in August on …
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Lunch with the Girls

Today, we invited Jo, Janet, Carol and recently widowed Chris around to ours for Lunch. We were hoping that the glorious weather this past week would continue, and we could eat outside – maybe for the final opportunity this year! πŸ™„. The country has experienced five consecutive days of 30-degree temperatures in the week just …
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First Visit: The White Swan

Off to The White Swan in Shawell, south of Lutterworth today, to check out its suitability for a subsequent visit with friends later this year. It was a bit off the beaten track, but we were soon parked in their sizeable car-park and heading for our table. Their Friday Lunch Menu is HERE First impressions? …
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Ruby Do – Two!

Our first Do of the Ruby variety was for David & Rosi back in July, last year, but today, we’re slightly further afield, and off to Mick & Jane‘s to help celebrate their recent Ruby Anniversary (last Wednesday). It was a very relaxed affair around at theirs, where we had the chance to get together …
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Winner, Winner! TV Dinner! – Top Gun: Maverick (again!)

Well, I think that’s a record (even for us, as big Tom Cruise fans!). We first saw Top Gun – Maverick with Jo & Janet just after it first came out (June 2022). Next, it was at one of our TV Dinners with David & Valerie (February 2023) and more recently, at Boughton House (May …
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