Chloe and Sarah came over for our monthly catch up on Saturday night. We had decided on fish and chips with mushy peas as our meal of choice. I had been teaching so didn’t have time to prepare supper this time so Sarah popped along to Neptunes on Heavitree Road. Three fish and chips with mushy peas were ordered and to my delight delivered with a smile. I for one was ravenous as I don’t really get time to eat whilst teaching so I was definitely ready by 8pm which is when the girls arrived.
A lovely evening was had as always. I can’t tell you how uplifting it is spending time with these wonderful ladies. We chat and laugh and time just flies. A perfect girlie night was had.
I popped up to Northernhay Gardens in Exeter on Sunday morning to witness this amazing art installation for myself. On the 1st July 1916 19,240 allied servicemen fell on the first day of the Battle of the Somme. It was an incredibly moving experience. Seeing all of the shrouds laying out on the grass really helps put things into perspective.
On Tuesday I met up with a new friend Hannah. We had met via communications for my Tara’s Busy Kitchen Presents events. She also writes a blog called Tea In My Wardrobe that specialises in amazing teas. Take a look and see what she does. Tea is a real passion for her and I think that comes across in her writing.
We met at The Glorious Art House for tea and cake. What else??? It was great to catch up again and throw some blogging ideas back and forth.
Thursday was a day I had been looking forward to a while. A trip to Frog In Well Vineyard and Cider Barn. Amber and I hopped on the number 9 bus from Exeter and made our way out of town. The journey took about 15 minutes and it gave us a chance to catch up on our latest news.
We arrived at about 11.30am which felt too early for lunch but we were definitely ready for something to eat. We made our way out onto the terrace overlooking the vineyard. After looking at the menu I decided on a small cream tea. One freshly baked scone with clotted cream and strawberry jam all served with a pot of loose leaf tea. Amber had a slice of the most delicious looking carrot cake and a cappuccino. We carried on chatting and barely caught our breath.
We decided on walking around the vineyard to take in the wonderful views. It was nice to stretch our legs too after our bus journey.Greendale Farm Shop. Amber and I decided on walking as it wasn’t far. There was a path most of the way.
Greendale was a real surprise. I hadn’t been there for many years and it has really improved. The farm shop was far superior to any other farm shops in my local area. The fish counter was outstanding, the deli was well stocked and there was plenty of fruit and veg to choose from. Both Amber and I were in our elements.. Shopping baskets were taken and off we went on a little foodie shopping session.
I hope you all have had a wonderful week. Don’t forget you can still nominate me in the Saveur Blog Awards in the New Voice category. It takes two minutes and would make me really happy. Thank you in advance!
Look out over the next week for some more foodie posts. I have lots lined up and ready to go. In the meantime have a good week everybody.