Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Blogger and other things..

Some of you were saying you had trouble accessing my blog.  I have no idea what has been going on, but have also been having trouble using my "dashboard," on Blogger as well.  I hope things have calmed down and any problem has gone?

Time seems to have been slipping away from me over these past few days, which means I haven't had a chance to pop by your blogs.  I hope things calm down soon and I can get back to visiting you all again.

Dh took Monday off and we went out and about to get some fresh air; he's had a horrible headache, so thought some fresh air would help.  We ended up going to a place called English and Miller for lunch.  If you click on the link you can see what they sell; they have an online store, and the cafe menu.

We both decided to have a ploughman's lunch; as we haven't had one in a long time.

This is dh's plate, which shows exactly what you get.
Now mine is also a ploughman's minus the Branston pickle (icky) and Stilton cheese (even more ickier!!)  I ate the grapes before I remembered to take a photo.  I am a picky eater.
Everything was very tasty.  You get your tea served on china cups and saucers and there was a choice of teas.  It wasn't cheap but made a lovely change.  Also they do an afternoon tea but you have to order it in advance.  They are in Barrie right on the waterfront and it's a lovely area; when it's not blowing a gale and is bloody freezing cold!!!  Just along the way from here; you could walk to it if you want is a restaurant The Farmhouse, that is also good and well worth a visit.  One neat thing about The Farmhouse, they serve their salads in Mason Jars (jam jars).

15 comments:

ChrisJ said...

Mmmm. That ham looks good. I too was having trouble getting into your blog but it seems to OK today.

Simple Living said...

I had trouble the other day looking at your blog it wouldn't let me view it, the food looks really nice, thats my kind of grub x

Janet said...

My blog has bee acting up too the last while.

Pom Pom said...

The bread looks especially yummy! I hope your husband's headache went away.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I love lunches out If hubby is doing Meals on Wheels, he'll bring me home a Subway sandwich!
Hope your hubby is good.

boopnut said...

No trouble getting into your blog! So nice to go out for lunch with your hubby. Hope his headache went away!
Deb

Scrappy quilter said...

That looks mighty delicious.

Plowing Through Life (Martha) said...

That looks like a yummy lunch! I also had trouble getting on your blog the other day. Things look like they're back to normal now.

Rachel said...

No trouble getting to your blog. Glad you had a nice lunch with your hubby. Hope he is feeling better.

Belinda said...

Oh, the Farmhouse Restaurant is beautiful! I would definitely order the salad in a mason jar. I like those, they look so beautiful. :)

I like the selection of tea items at English and Miller too. Your lunch is so lovely. I ordered the Ploughman's lunch here recently at the English Rose tea shop in Chattanooga. It's nice to do something different from time to time.

magsmcc said...

Mm, a salad in a Mason Jar. Roll on weather to try that in! It's still warm soup and warm things avec here. Last time i ate from a Mason jar I was having a HUGE tiramisu in a Paris bistro. Sigh!

William Kendall said...

That does look like a good lunch. I've probably seen the restaurant from visits to Barrie- and yes, that waterfront can be bloody cold this time of year.

Cheryl mylittlepieceofengland said...

I love a ploughman's, but have to have the Branston :) Nice to have a day out together xx

Linda said...

Gill, I love your photos. Blogger gets weird I every now and then, but I can see your blog and comment no problem. :)

Winifred said...

MMMMMM!!!! Looks tasty Gill. Bet you enjoyed it. Hope husband's headache is better.

I saw the touchy feelie "That's not my hamster" book on their website & it reminded me of how my granddaughter used to love that series of books. A bit expensive but children do love to feel them & join in the answers.