Mum and Dad have done an amazing job this weekend - came to visit, even though we could not spend as much time with this as usual, they came to work! And did a great job, our front and back gardens are looking neater than they ever have.
We spent some time together on Friday, had a curry
together on Friday night while Clare was out at the school disco
, then Dad and I headed off to the Inn Doors
Saturday we went to a 70th birthday
sort of, family reunion
for a lot of Clare's family. All her cousins on her Mum's side together for the first time in ages, for a meal and a few drinks. We went to Iden Green
for this, to a village hall type place. It's called The Pavilion, it was a proper Midsomer Murders
setting. Good play area outside that the kids really enjoyed. Nice for them to run around with lots of second cousins too.
Saturday evening after we got back, Clare and I went OUT! We never go out together, quite rarely, unless it is a holiday or something.
Very nice to go in the Inn Doors with the wife, generally I go on my own. Nice to see literally several people in there to say hello to, I felt popular and like a real regular, was very nice.
Dad and I had had gin and tonic
the night before, he had an Irish Gunpowder gin
that was not remarkable, but I had Mason's Tea Gin
that I really liked. Talked Clare into having one, while I had my regular Bushell's cider
, but it did not grab her in quite the same way, so we swapped.
This was just our first stop on our walk from home to The Harbour Arm
, at Follies
on the Harbour Arm
. Really does not look like anything is going to be open at the Harbour Arm
in the evenings, you have to be confident to head down there, no-one is coming and going. You have to be pretty close up before you can smell the pizza and hear the music playing. Great place, feels like a secret when you are down there at night. I chose the correct vegan pizza
this time, with barbecue jackfruit
and vegan cheese
, rather than the dry and dull Moroccan
style pizza I had the other day. Tasty and quick service.
Hmm, confusing using a parenthesis after the 2 and then round some words too like that, it looks wrong.
Both a bit tired, so not up for a raging night out. Thought about a bloody mary
, also on the Harbour Arm, but not quite, nor a drink in one of the other Harbour Arm bars, though maybe we should have. Clare did not even want to walk home, we'd agreed in advance walk one way and taxi back. Time for just one more drink...
Nice place, last stop. They do vegan
food here too, we had a strange flapjack
"power bar" thing along with our drinks. Then a taxi home. We're too tired for a proper night out.
Paul Clarke's - I live and work in Hythe near Folkestone, Kent. married to Clare and father to two, I am a code engineer, and I do mostly js, Node, python, ruby, and php. I like pubbing, restaurants, home automation and other diy jiggery-pokery, history, genealogy, TV, popbitch, squirrels, pirates ☠, lego, and time travel.