And a good evening to you from across the Pond after a (you guessed it) FANTASTIC day in the Mother Country. Today was MUCH better than yesterday - uber productive, no arguing over bills, and I had a great evening with friends. I am happy to confirm that I'm in a MUCH better place than I was yesterday.
After work, a group of seven of us went out for drinks and dinner at a great little pub called the Ship Tavern. This place was great, filled with character and proper ales, including a) Deuchar's (a fave of JT and I), and b) the best named ale I've ever seen - Wags to Witches (the photo was CLASSIC). The pub was built in 1549, and it was definitely a spot I think we'll hit again.
After a few pints, we tried to wander off and catch some footy (Arsenal vs. Liverpool). However, after erroneously following the advice of three different people, we'd wandered a quarter of a mile in three different directions without finding a single pub. The end result? We ended up back at the original bar for dinner.
Dinner was great. The food was FANTASTIC. While most of the group opted for all you can eat sausage, I went with doubly cooked Pork Belly, and it was a RELIGIOUS EXPERIENCE. I might have just taken 12 years off my life, but it was worth every bite.
There were seven of us at dinner, bonded together by a random smattering of friendships. Gang - it was HILARIOUS. If you look at the photo, you see muffin puffin, Yazz, Lord G, Fizzy, Johnny, and....drumroll please...the girl who's managed to elude photography and detection up until now - Katy Rowland (aka K-Rack or Rolly).
Key points from the evening:
1. Tait - Blue Movie remains one of the greatest films ever made. However, we couldn't find any ski poles...
2. British people LOVE "The Hills."
3. British people LOVE "Dawson's Creek."
4. There is NO LIMIT to the number of sexual innuendos you can have on "All you can eat sausage night."
5. Jenny is NOT my domestic counterpart.
6. Seriously - how could ANYONE watch "The Hills?"
Okay, that's all the news that's fit to print. Chat tomorrow!
Sam and Jenny