Monday, 18 February 2013

Saturday - Valentines Day II

Saturday was a wonderfully Springlike day, with blue sky, puffy clouds and a nice bit of warmth in the sun.

After the morning dog walk, Mrs RC and I were off out for the day.  Not wanting to push our luck too much we had decided on a day out in Canterbury, a bit of shopping and a spot of lunch somewhere.

The shopping was fun, with a fair bit of browsing and a sensible level of spending on stuff that we didn't totally NEED but decided that we just wanted.  Except for the new set of guitar strings - they were TOTALLY needed!

Then it was time to eat, so I took us to a nice little pub that I had eaten at once before with some colleagues.  The building dates to around 1400, all oak beams, and not a right-angle in the place.  We ordered drinks and then grabbed a table, Mrs RC taking a seat that looked like a small throne.  The staff treated us like royalty, the drinks were good (the beer was excellent) and the choice of food surprisingly good for a pub.  We decided to go for things that we could share - a chinese duck platter, buffalo wings and onion rings.  It was wonderful.  We just sat there, eating, drinking and chatting.  Even the music was good - a real mix including Foo Fighters (unplugged album) and Lou Reed's Perfect Day, one of "our songs" for many years.

It was, indeed, a perfect day and we are already plotting another one...

14 comments:

agg79 said...

Sounds like an epic day. We are having the same weather over here lately. The pub sounds like a grand old place - lots of character.

wReggie said...

A nice relaxed day with spring like weather....what could be better?

Rock Chef said...

Agg79 - I will see if I can get some pics of the pub next time I go there.

wReggie - I don't think it could have been better, to be honest!

Abby said...

Sounds marvelous! Plot away!

On a side note, I would like a throne.

Rock Chef said...

Queen Abby? What sort of Queen would you be?

CiCi said...

You two made the most of a holiday, and it sounds like you had a wonderful time. The whole day fell into sync for you.

Rock Chef said...

CiCi - Yep. Lou nailed it nicely!

Riot Kitty said...

Sweet! I love that song, and Duran Duran's cover of it as well.

ShadowRun300 said...

Those days are the best, aren't they? AND you got strings? I know how happy that makes my hubby! :)
We have a favorite "pub" around here that has similar characteristics to what your place has. Makes everything seem to taste better, sound better, feel better.
We're still waiting or our Epic Day...

Rock Chef said...

Riot Kitty - Duran Duran did Perfect Day??????????!

ShadowRun300 - Hope your day is soon!

White Elephant said...

Thankyou for a "Perfect Day"

terri said...

That sounds like an amazing day. So glad that everything worked out in your favor!

Rock Chef said...

White Elephant - My pleasure entirely!

Terri - Thanks! Our plans don't always work...

meleah rebeccah said...

Sounds like an absolutely fabulous day!