Friday, 6 March 2009
Where does the time go to....
Well I don't know - where does the time go to? We have been here just on six - yes 6 - months...... we can hardly believe it, the time has just whizzed by!! And goodness me - we've enjoyed every (well almost) minute of it...... Currently we're preparing for the Easter holidays, and we're planning like a military operation. Come to think about it we're also doing our bit to kick start the national economy as well by purchasing lots of new items for the pub, starting with kitchen equipment:
A 'cold room' - this replaces the numerous fridges and is far more economical as well
An additional shallow fryer - we're doing kilo's of fresh Cod (and chips) every day
A new ice maker - I never thought the day would come that I would get excited about Ice-Cubes!! But the new machine makes lovely little square ice-cubes that stay hard - lovely!!!! :)
Then this week saw us make our almost monthly pilgrimage to 'TRAGO MILLS' - for the uninitiated Trago is a cross between Primark/Matalan/Wilkinsons and has anything and everything and quite a lot at a really good price. So, we invested in more crockery, wooden boards (sharing platters), wooden spoons (garden table service), wooden skewers (marshmallow and fruit - summer dessert menu) etc, etc, etc. We also went to Expo West in Cornwall - our second one in a few weeks - but this was undoubtedly better. A lot more stands and once again more money spent - this time on baby seats. Really lovely handcrafted jobbies from Sweden that fit onto normal chairs - with a tray or without - either way we won't now have high chairs blocking the area. Oh yes - and even more crockery.........
Last but not least in our spending spree this week has been the purchase of two very large, very scary (and incredibly, horrifyingly realistic!!) plastic OWLS...... one for the top of the pub and one for the garden. We are reliably informed that they will help keep the seagulls away.......... mmmnnnn, we'll see.
I seem to have done this post in backwards order - but last Saturday saw us make our entrance into Salcombe high society (!) by attending a charity function in Malborough - the village next to ours. The charity was Kingsbridge Triangle Centre - for Cancer sufferers / support. Debs, the organiser did the most incredible job in organising it and hosting it - and we both made many new friends.
We had an amazing time - needless to say I got absolutely legless (SOH didn't do so bad either) we danced like demons possessed, and I bid on two items that cost me £290.......a teeth whitening session at the local dentist - that's good, and a 1 hour session with a personal trainer - that's not so good - don't know why I did THAT one and have already sold it on!! Sunday saw me fit for nothing and I moped around most of the day feeling thoroughly ill and very sorry for myself! The pictures on this post are before and after - the after is of me on Sunday morning - feel free to use it in any anti alcohol project you may like to use as a possible deterrent...... Scary - isn't it!?!?!...
Till next time friends ............ X