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Monday, August 15, 2011

A Weekend Of Favorites

Kenny and I had a surprisingly lovely weekend in London.  Usually we have to go out of town to spend much time together, but this weekend worked out differently for us.  Kenny golfed very early on Saturday- his colleague picked him up at 6:15 in the morning- so he was back in time for lunch.  Unfortunately, he returned without the new golf GPS I bought him for his birthday.  He golfed in Ealing, which is one of the places that had serious riots last week and is (surprise, surprise) not the nicest part of town.  He left his clubs outside of the clubhouse to grab a soda inside (not smart, I know), and some hoodlum stole the GPS off of his bag.  He is lucky he didn't lose his entire golf bag, but he was still annoyed and upset.  While Kenny was getting his golf on, I decided to go to the gym.  I typically refuse to hit the gym on weekends.  It is very busy, and I think 5 consecutive days of working out is enough.  But I couldn't bring myself to just sit on the couch for 2 hours, so off I went for an hour of cardio.  We were able to spend the rest of the day together.  We went out to lunch, walked around town and made a quick visit to my favorite shoe shop!     
On Sunday we visited H-a-r-w-o-o-d-A-r-m-s.  It is the first gastropub to receive a Michelin star and happens to be one of our favorite restaurants.  The only downside is that we have to book a month in advance, and it is hard to plan that far in advance.  We each started with a venison scotch egg, which this restaurant is known for.  It is pretty much a soft boiled egg, encased in venison sausage, breaded and fried.  It sounds disgusting, but these things are to die for!  So I ate half of mine and gave Kenny the other half.  The rest of the meal was fantastic, but the scotch egg is the masterpiece of this restaurant.  Given how slowly I now eat, our main meals came way too fast.  I know the kitchen was not rushing us and timed the courses as it typically does, but it still stunk to only be half way through my starter when my main showed up.  Kenny and I have decided that we need to ask the kitchen to hold our mains from now on to give me enough time to eat and relax.  Live and learn.


MandaPanda said...

What a nice time with your hubby! Sorry about his GPS though. And what is that I read??? You couldn't handle just sitting around for 2 hours so you just HAD to go work out?!?! Spoken like a true health nut (and I say that in the most flattering way)!

dede said...

What a great weekend! Sorry about the GPS...hoodlums broke my driver's side window out to steal mine in Dallas when I was CHECKING INTO THE HOTEL! GGRRRRR...
I have had something very similar the the scotch eggs here in Texas, but they were called Armadillo Eggs...gross huh?

Beth Ann said...

I've never had a scotch egg, but it sounds delicious.

Cece said...

And here my immediate thought was and egg with a shot of scotch chaser .... lol. You're right - live and learn :)

Becky said...

Geez, I'm glad they did steal his whole bag, but what a bummer about the GPS! Also, I'm glad he didn't get hurt since he was near the rioting.

Btw, do British people like your accent or what do they think about it? I always like listening to British people, but I heard that they thought we sound like hicks when we talk. Is that true?