Tuesday, 14 July 2015

Weekend in Warwick, Warwickshire.

As my birthday was fast approaching Susan sorted out some tickets and a hotel in Warwick, for the Warwick Summer Proms. We came last year on my birthday and enjoyed it then, why not do it again. 
After a two and a bit hour drive we arrived at the Chesford Hotel in Kenilworth, just outside Warwick. Really inviting feel with its of nocks and crannies to read a book, have a glass of wine and just relax. Up to our room and it was not made up, no problem, Susan phoned down and we were upgraded to a family room with fridge and two double beds! With this upgrade we were spoilt with a bottle of red wine. That to me is an upgrade of epic proportions. While the staff moved us to the family room we took ourselves off to the terrace for coffee and a snack. Susan was taking some amazing photographs with her new camera, her subject was not that impressed, so we will never see those photographs, pity the subject was truly amazing.
We had a shower and a light snack, then off to the Proms.

We were spoilt again and sat in the VIPs area, close to the stage and closer to the wine bar, most impressed. I can only say Warwick Castle put on another amazing show, just the right amount of pomp and then the real music. This year they had a singer as well. I am sure you have all seen the video on Facebook, so will not comment furthermore, only to say she was the star of the show. Well done Geoff (MD Warwick Castle) and Sally Went, don't ask.
Say you love me. Jessica Ware. Free to download and worth a listen.
Talking of sayings, 'A man picked up a pint of beer and drank it?' That is how the pint was born. Say it with me 'A man picked up a pint of beer and drank it?' Lovely, such poetry, life and who we are in one sentence.
Robert was going to run with Susan at 8am yesterday, 'was' the optimum word!
I was watching Alex eat his first morsel of chicken on a video Gary uploaded and could not help but think he really wanted some more. Life has taught him a lesson and when he grows up he will roast a huge chicken and eat it. You can quote me. I will not be here but those words will come back to be so true. All hail Alex and the roast chicken, long may that be a goal.
Now for the big news, Susan and the boys have bought a bakery for me! A birthday present for someone who has everything. So it will be up at 5 in the morning for me to knead the dough, start the ovens and then, well who knows what 'then' will be but rest assure this will be another exciting adventure. The mighty loaf has come of age. I see loaves and rolls full of favour. One can not resist the smell of freshly baked bread on a chilly winters morning. 
So on this bombshell I say goodbye until the next blog.

After numerous complaints, I include a link to my Facebook page, where you can see the video.  https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=541288624
To my Russian reader, calm down, I hear you. As for Louise in Norway, I will add you to my list and you can comment like the rest of my friends. Thank you for your kind words, yes my daughter does live in Australia and Captain Ben is my grandson, famous I know but my grandson none the less. 


  1. Good blog!!!! Sitting in the airport in the Fairest of all the Capes and smiling!

  2. Thanks Gary, it is the use of words that fascinate me

  3. Bakery as a Bakery on the High st or a bread maker at home?

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