Two Have a Breakdown

Dear reader 

On Saturday Mr Him and I set off to meet with Mary and her husband. The day was of 2 halves.  Our blogs were to be of 2 adventures followed by a joining up at lunchtime. Mary was going to go to visit Rudyard Kipling's house and I was to have a breakdown and then we'd meet for a nice lunch and Vino and be driven by husbands.  

Our part went to plan.  Just 15 minutes from our destination (Batemans)  our car broke down in the middle of Storm Brian thereby causing Mr Him to become a hero. This is something that I like to let him do now and then and gives him a story to tell over lunch, and that, of course, was my plan. 

Mr Him called out the AA. I called Mary. We had a bet on who would be most useful.  Having summoned Mary for a lift to the  pub for lunch from the car park in which  we were stranded I declared my call to Mary was the most useful.  

However, thirty minutes later the AA turned up and ' fiddled' with our car. We were off again.  I called Mary to abandon pick up and meet us at the pub. As the  AA escorted us to the pub to make sure the car was now working   Mr Him declared himself the winner.  His call was most useful.




The pub that I found by chance was a little gem from the 13th century.  It was rather like entering  Brigadoon in that it didn't appear on Mary's Sat Nav nor TripAdvisor.  As anyone trying to find Brigadoon would do Mary obtained directions from a hairdressers shop. (I had obtained directions from a bakerery shop.) 







I ate a hearty beef and ale pie. 





I drank a hearty wine  (glass)


Mr Him had a hearty fish and chips






I drank another hearty wine (glass) and then being heartily 'stuffed' we shared desserts in our couples.  Mr Him and I had a rum bread and butter pudding with icecream. 


As usual we had a darn good chinwag and not much talk on blogging.  We talked of life in general. I always very much enjoy my meetups with Mary, my older twin by blah years, and her husband.  



Im looking for the return of Storm Brian.  



Pop over to see Mary's day here  and visit my video of my breakdown here on YouTube. 

23 comments:

  1. Hilarious, AM, you captured the day perfectly! Great to meet up. Must dash, off to post No. 2!! Hugs my dear, x.

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  2. Sounds like a adventurous day out.

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  3. How generous of you to give Mr Him hero status.

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  4. What an adventure but I am so glad you got to meet your friends and also that good food and drink were shared.

    SSG xxx

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    1. Thank you. I hope you enjoyed your dip into Britain once again.

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  5. A fine time was had all in all! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Eventually a fine time was had, once we were in the dry eating.

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  6. That looks like a great place to go to again! I'm glad the car was relatively easy to fix and you were off and running (via various superheroes). -Jenn

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    1. we certainly will go there again. The car has now had a service too and the EGR replaced so hopefully that is that.

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  7. Sure sounds like a fun day meeting with another blogger and the 13th century Pub. the food looked wonderful and the company too much fun.

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    1. It was and you know how meeting up with blogging friends go on your travels. Its great to chat face to face.

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  8. Hello - I know you have had a horrid few days - just to say have been thinking of you....

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  9. A 13th century pub with hearty food! Sounds wonderful!

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  10. Well I'm sorry about the breakdown, but that pub looks amazing. We don't have places like that in the US. And I love that you had a meet up with Mary. That's great! Love her!

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    1. She and I are genuine friends now. we get on so well. She used to work in a similar field to me so we can chat professionally too.

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    2. AA in the states is a program for Alcoholics Anonymous the car service we call triple A. Looks like a great time and fabulous pub food . They need to be a Brigadoon or the yuppies would change their menu to small plate & tastings or flights of alcohol st twice the price. Enjoyable outing

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