So, back to last night and the book club meal. I went in with really good intentions - aiming to pick a meal that was sw friendly. Bingo - the specials board revealed a lamb shank with minted gravy, mashed potatoes and vegetables - brilliant I thought. It arrived and it was as tough as old boots!! Lamb shank is meant to fall of the bone but this was hanging on as if it was on the titanic and the bone was its life raft! The lady opposite felt the same so we sent it back. No problem, they said, we will sort it out. 5 minutes later a new one arrived - well, that's debatable, we think that they just popped it into a microwave and pinged it - the meat was softer but it still wouldn't let go of the bone - so we sent it back. By now you could tell that they were running out of options so we were offered an alternative. Out of desperation I ordered their fish and chips -asking for just a piece of fish - yep, you've guessed it, the full meal arrived. So, I picked the fish out of the batter, had three chips and the mushy peas. By now I was till hungry but refused the puds (they are home made there and lovely) and had a sw bar with a mug of coffee (they made me a mug specially!) Dieting wise one of my finer hours but REALLY!
Consequently this morning I woke up really hungry. Just as well since I was out again today (where has this social life come from?). Wendy and I ventured across the Humber Bridge (yes - I made Wendy wind the windows down and sing "oh what a night" as we drove home across the bridge - some might say that its cruelty really!) to a felting workshop to try and make a wooly sheep! Since the workshop was 12 - 4pm, we stopped at Drewtons Farm Shop and had one of their breakfasts as "brunch". Look at this lovely milk jug mum!
Then it was onto the workshop - lots of prodding and stabbing - followed by lots of ouches - and the component parts of a sheep was born.
Once the head was fixed, the features created and the woolly coat added - and we had a sheep. Mine is the blue one, Wendy did a grey one.
So - another hobby? Probably not - but we had a great time and came away with another kit to try our hand at so you just never know!