Kew

Today we went to Kew for the day.  Kew is a funny place – it is very middle class and looks amazing BUT every couple of minutes there is a bone shaking sound as planes fly overhead.  They even have a village green (although the road on one side of it is the south circular).

There aren’t all that many shops and those that are there seem to be mainly independent ones (which is fine).  They DO have an Oddbins (AMAZING! Thought they’d all shut down).  I remember the Oddbins on the Highway between Shadwell and the City – it had super helpful staff and a humidor – but I digress.

Oddbins!
Oddbins!

It is a lovely place to wander around on a sunny Autumn day.  The Kew Gardener still has lots of herbs and I saw this outside an organic food shop.

I am really in the mood for Autumn.
I am really in the mood for Autumn.

We went to The Glasshouse for lunch.  It was a bit posher than we had intended to go for but it was lovely.  I particularly recommend the Blackberry Mojito and the pigeon starter.  My husband had the grouse for his main course which was better than my pork (which was still excellent – I just really like game).  I keep meaning to learn how to cook game birds – my Dad really likes pheasant but my Mum always refused to cook it because it has yellow fat and this grossed her out.

I KNOW it's naff to take photos of your food - but look at the pigeon!
I KNOW it’s naff to take photos of your food – but look at the pigeon!

We had a glass of Givry each but my husband got me to finish his because he was driving.  You don’t often get Givry when you are out, most people think you are referring to the other stuff.

Massive glasses make you think you aren't drinking much
Massive glasses make you think you aren’t drinking much

We didn’t go to Kew Gardens, which is a pity because I think these are probably the main point of Kew, but we had to meet the kids off the train before getting in the car.

The problem with daytime boozing is I am often bad tempered afterwards.  At least the barman in the pub nearby let me use the loo.

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