Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Desperate Dan Pie Mark II

This week we have done …  still on the Shroppie :  Norbury Junction to Gnosall to Wheaton Aston to Brewood.

Quiet week after all the excitement of last week …..

It was my birthday last Thursday (but kindof felt like I had celebrated it on the Saturday before when we had our Very Important Visitors.    We were still moored at Norbury Junction and so went to the Junction Inn for a meal.    It was really delicious --- okay so pub food but there was a big choice.   We were going to have starters until we saw size of main course going to the next table!    I had the Junction Steak Pie which was way way too big - bigger than the Desperate Dan Pie we had earlier in the year.    I did eat all the meat though which was chunky without any fat or gristle but had to give up on all the pastry.   Dai had their special of Thai Green Curry which he really enjoyed.    By the time we felt ready for pudding it was too late, the kitchen was closed !    Beer was excellent and, all in all, we wouldn’t hesitate to recommend this pub.

Made the Christmas Cake this week which is now maturing ready in the back food cupboard to be fed at regular intervals with a touch of the brandy.

Had a really excellent beef joint from the butcher in Gnosall - in fact, I would go as far as to say it was the best beef we have had in the last 7 months.     We always have a full Sunday roast dinner and more often than not there is meat left for at least one more day and often two days.

Foxxie has had a good time this week with all the squirrels …… now that the trees are getting bare, they are much more spottable!    She sits with eyes glued upwards, every now and again making this strange strangled type of bark.    No way can she catch one of course but its fun watching her try.    We only have to say squirrel now and she’s off !!

Since last blog we have done …  11 miles and 1 lock
This makes total since Setting Off ….. 852 miles and  835 locks   (made mistake last week and told you totals for week before!!)
cutting a route through the autumn leaves

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