I'm sorry this post has taken so long to get up, but... Well, you know how it is sometimes!
back on the 13th of September my Mam took me out for dinner, because she wanted the opertunity to take me out before I moved away. Which was just fine with me.
So we went to a place called "The Pemberton" (which we'd sort of heard of, but went to mostly because it was the first place we came to that looked like a nice place to eat and wasn't a fast food chain). We're glad we went there though. The service and food were fantastic, and the price was better still!
They also had a good choice of vegetarian options, so instead of having to settle, I actually had to choose between the list of vegetarian meals. OK, there were only something like a dozen options, and a couple of them were soup, but when you're used to, "I guess I'll have chips," situations, well... A dozen options is fantastic! :)
For anyone interested... My first course was a side dish that I asked if I could have as a starter... A couple of onion rings, a couple of garlic mushrooms, and a piece of cheesy garlic bread, which I swear was the best piece of garlic bread that I've ever had! Then I had a "pepper and creme fresh tart" thing with new potatoes and a salad (which consisted of cherry tomatoes, cucumber, onion, lettuce, and a little couscous, with a light vinegarette type of dressing). Then finished off with a pudding of caramel apple crumble and custard. It was all very tasty, and I swear I never ate another thing the rest of the day where I was so full... Despite the fact that it was lunch time when we had the meal, LOL!
We only spent £35 (somewhere between $60 and $70, depending on what the exchange rate is when you're figuring it out) for both our meals, two drinks each, and a tip for our waiter. Most places you expect to spend more than that for just the meals! I can tell you for a fact that we'll definately be eating there again any time we're near where it is when it's open and we're hungry!
We had to run some errands after food, and while we were doing so we passed this shop that was selling stuff - as shops tend to do - and the profits were for some kind of dog charity. They had a load of teddies outside, so Mam decided to buy one each for Kero and Willow (I put Kero's aside for him to have as a nice new toy in our new home). I stayed outside the shop while she went in, so it was only when she came out that I found out about her getting this:
His name is Bruno, and he's mine.
Mam named him though. I'm not sure why she picked Bruno... Neither is she... She just looked at him for a bit when I asked her what his name was (well, he's got to have a name) and announced that he was called, "Bruno." So, Bruno it is!
He's about the same size as Kero (maybe a bit bigger, actually). Although, he's a lot lighter than Kero! And he's really soft and cuddly.
Thanks Mam... For the lovely meal out, and for Bruno the bear! :)