|My brother making a grand entrance...|
(most of our visitors arrive by car)
After wandering around beautiful Lincoln Cathedral and the steep streets of the pretty old city, we had a tasty light lunch at the highly recommended Wig and Mitre pub. Next we drove to Huntingdon, where Barry had booked an overnight stay in one of my all time favourite places, The Old Bridge Hotel.
This is a wonderfully comfortable place to stay, owned by Master of Wine John Hoskins, and has a well deserved reputation for gourmet food and wine. We had a delicious cream tea before going shopping in the hotel's new wine shop where we couldn't resist a few purchases, and then enjoyed a memorable dinner and some great wine - the crab linguine with chilli and garlic was fantastic!
|The beautiful cathedral at Lincoln|
Yesterday was very exciting, as my brother Julian dropped in - quite literally, because he landed his helicopter on the lawn! It's so long since we'd seen each other we exchanged 2 years worth of birthday presents! Mother lives in Malta and thanks to Julian I now have a fresh stock of my favourite Maltese wine, Marsovin's Cheval Franc, and a beautiful Maltese glass dish from Mdina Glass.
|My baby brother loves flying!|
|What's that lurking in the garden?|
Tomorrow, Thursday 19th May, it's my birthday. As a treat, Barry is taking me to dinner at St Michael's Manor in St Albans. I've not been there before and the food is said to be excellent, so I'm really looking forward to it. What an exciting week, and it's not over yet!!