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...