After a long old days teaching last Saturday I was treated to a bite to eat at The Hour Glass pub situated on Melbourne street in St Leonard’s Exeter. It is about a ten minute walk from the city centre and my favourite place to eat in town. It’s a quirky place with lots of random memorabilia scattered here there and everywhere. They have a small menu with a great choice. I am never disappointed. On this particular evening I had a starter as my main dish. It was puy lentils with roasted red onion, duck egg and walnut pesto. With it I had a green salad. The lentil dish was earthy and flavoursome. Just the right amount for me on this occasion. I quite often have a starter as my main dish at The Hour Glass. My side salad was crispy and fresh with a punchy chilli dressing.. Delish! Steve went for the white fish stew with dill and tarragon. I had a sneaky taste and it was lovely. It was full of chunky fish and local mussels. Yummy! Alex, a friend of ours joined us on a whim too.. She had devilled crab croquettes with some of the best chips i have nibbled in a while. I had to pinch one to try didn’t I?? So I could do an accurate review of course! We washed it down with a bottle of Argentinian Malbec. Steve’s favourite wine and it’s a particularly good one there.
On the way to The Hour Glass I met this friendly chap. I stopped to stroke him and he promptly climbed up my body and nestled into my hair. He was full of love.. The soppy thing.. I adore cats!! Can you guess?!
His little tongue seems to be always on display.. I have no idea why it would do that but I found it funny.. It’s like he is always sticking his tongue out at you.. Especially for the camera!
After work on Sunday I met my lovely friend Emma. We had planned to have a catch up over tea and cake. After walking home together we compiled a feast for afternoon tea. Emma had purchased lots of gluten free goodies from a little cafe called Boston Tea Party in Exeter and I had a few bits to add to it.. Steve even made flapjack whilst I was at work so we had to pinch a bit of that for our tea! We had decided to take advantage of the sunshine in my little courtyard garden. It was a lovely afternoon and time flew by. Before we new it it was nearly eight o’clock. It’s the light evenings.. You forget the time! Such a lovely afternoon. ( Plus miss Marple had fun too! ) We are already planning our next tea and cake get together!
I met my friend Wanda for a glass of prosecco in the week. We popped in to Artigiano on Exeter High Steet. A nice place to meet for a little glass of something after a day at work. They quite often have live music or special events and promotions on. It has a modern feel with a mix of clientele. Students, professionals and the the average Jo will find it a nice environment to kick back and relax over an alcoholic drink or a coffee.
Wanda and I used to work together a few years back and became buddies. We try and catch up once a month or so for a drink after work. It’s normally prosecco!! I love the bubbles!
Wanda always has the most gorgeous jewellery! Worthy of a picture I think! Her engagement ring is a delight!
Have a wonderful week.. Xx