A slow-cooked beef casserole with mash and runner beans followed by rice pudding. Sometimes it's the simpler things in life that please. Especially after getting soaked through walking George again. But this time my feet were dry!!
Yes, dear reader, I have invested - finally - in a new pair of wellies. Sensible green ones bought from a DIY superstore. I have come to the conclusion that pretty ones may look nice, and are adequate for splashing through a few puddles, but for lots of muddy George-walks I need the real thing. Let's hope these prove my theory and last a bit longer.
But - and prepare yourself for a revelation - when visiting said superstore I popped in to the shop next door to buy lemons and honey (for my poorly menfolk). And the name of the shop in which I bought these essentials: Lidl. Not winner of Best Supermarket of the Year award - that was Aldi - but a close second surely.
Previously I've only ever been to Lidl to buy pear juice, it being the only place on the planet - okay, maybe Swansea - that I could find it. I suppose it's the unfamiliarity of the brands that cause suspicion but a lemon is a lemon and the honey I bought was a famous brand sold cheaply. The trouble I find with these shops is temptation in the form of chocolate sold very cheaply. Mostly continental brands but yesterday they had offers on Cadburys too; but I resisted. I was so proud of myself that, on our walk, I treated myself to an extra-large ice cream from Ripples.
It was a lovely sunny afternoon when I returned with my new wellies so instead of tramping through the woods Nuora and I walked along the sea front and having got as far as Ripples it would have seemed rude not to indulge. Especially as I'd taken money with me for just such an emergency.