Tuesday Treat

We had planned to do our weekly food shop today but P suggested that we should have lunch out first, then do the shopping on the way home.  This was prompted by his itch to use the gift voucher for the Creek Inn that he had won after a recent race.

We parked at the supermarket on the edge of town and walked down to the quayside, arriving at the Creek just after they opened at midday.  Quite a few tables already had reserved stickers on them but we easily found a table for two by the window, with a view of Peel Hill.

I had a toasted sesame seed bagel from a local bakery with smoked salmon, prawns and Manx crab. P had his bagel with sausage, bacon and egg.   Lunch at a bargain price with P's voucher.


It started to rain just as we were ready to leave so, as we didn't fancy walking back up to the car in the rain, we ran across the road to the museum coffee shop and had a coffee, waiting until the sun came out again.


A leisurely stroll along the promenade then up to the supermarket for our shopping.

An exciting treat for us wrinklies.


12 comments:

  1. I thought the story was going to end with:-

    ...and when we got back to the supermarket we discovered that our car had been clamped and there was a big yellow sticker on it telling us
    that we had the option of paying £75 today or £300 if we chose to pay later. Fortunately, being a lord, Peregrine was able to phone The Chief Constable and the car was unclamped while we went shopping. The supermarket manager wrang her hands and apologised profusely on behalf of the parking contractors. Peregrine said kindly, "Get off your knees woman!" while I tittered into my lace handkerchief.

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    1. "wrang her hands"? I didn't know there was such a word YP.

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    2. The simple past tense of "wring" is either "wrang" or "wrung". Both are acceptable though "wrung" is probably used more often these days. As the ostler said to the princess, "Glad to be of service ma'am".

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  2. Doom Bar bitter. I've drank that in Wetherspoons in Blighty. Very very nice👍.

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  3. So lucky you can still eat out. Only patio dining here at the moment (and probably for some time to come).

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    1. We hope that our luck holds out. There have been a few new cases this week amongst residents already in isolation so really hoping it doesn't get out into the community.

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  4. Doom Bar takes us back to our sailing days on the south coast. The skipper was from Cornwall and Doom Bar was the preferred pint.

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    1. I am not a beer drinker myself, but that one does seem very popular.

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  5. Sounds like a decent way to while away the day. Especially these days.

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    1. It may not have been very exciting but it was enjoyable and, as Chris says, we are very lucky that we can do it at the moment.

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