We also picked up some more Brit lingo yesterday. During our house hunting the realtors kept talking about the gardens as we looked at the backyards. I thought they were pretty poor gardens as nothing was growing in them until I realized their garden is our backyard. They also called the front yard a lawn. I didn't think to ask them what they called our garden. We did see one house a little out of our allowance that was BEAUTIFUL! We need to look into that one a little more, it had three "gardens", 3.5 baths, 5 bedrooms and 3 reception (our living room) rooms. Bigger than we need but it was SOOOOO nice. Probably expensive to heat/live in which is a consideration.
As an FYI we are in the Derbyshire (pronounced darby-shur) area. I keep thinking of Bugs Bunny cartoons of my youth when Daffy Duck was Dorlock Homes looking for the Shropshire Slasher (said with his trademark blustery lisp of course). I loved that episode. I don't know if Chuck Jones was never over here or if he chose to pronounce it as it is spelled. Let's move on before I digress to much.
Today's Dana Johnson pic. Typical breakfast at the hotel. When I say typical I mean every single morning. Every... single... morning. Starting at the fried egg and moving clockwise; drowned in butter mushroom, fried in a ton of butter hash brown, black pudding, spice pork sauage (hope it was pork), pork sausage (ditto), smoked back bacon, and grilled tomatoe in the middle. The hash brown and bacon are okay. The black pudding is a blood pancake, I only put it on my plate for the picture. It kind of grossed Lori out and it was only on my plate. I have not tried it yet, I was going to but chickened out. Blood anything is not real high on my new experiences list. It actually is just below live grizzly bear wresting.
On the positive side we were able to FaceTime with the kids last night. That was great, we really miss the kids (Lori is going on two weeks, so she is having definite withdrawls). It is nice to get away and live as adults for a while but you always worry about your kids, especially when they are not near you. Thanks Bob & Lona for taking care of them this week, we really appreciate it.
Thanks for listening,