Its been a very wet day today so many people have had this heavy rain just as a Bank holiday starts.
We were going to go away but I said I would rather stay home as I want to be well for next week when we go off to Pewsey and to my Big Birthday Bash at the Woodbridge.
70 tomorrow, I cant believe it!!! so old. i have had some lovely cards already but my neighbours Sue and Des have just made me laugh with theirs
Its your 70th Birthday matured to perfection
They say cheese improves when left to mature
and wine can get better with age thats for sure
Antiques have more value with the passing of time
So now that your seventy you’re right in your prime
happy 70th Birthday
Thanks Des and Sue
Well as I said it rained so heavy so really heavy so we took Louis out for a walk when it stopped and then i decided to pull the wardrobes out and really clean and wipe everything down with a Antiseptic spray -with Rays help of coarse. I threw lots of old clothes, old towels, curtains and tablecloths etc etc out, a real declutter as when on Chemo you have to worry about the immune system so I wanted everything clean.
The room looks lovely now and so tidy. Hope haven’t thrown anything I want as Im very clever in putting things on the wrong pile.
That took such a long time that the sun was shinning when we finished but a good job done.
I sat down for a rest and Ray came into say he has booked us a table for tomorrow at the Rose and Bloom, Wow that was amazing as he did that without asking me first.
Starters Chicken Liver Pate & Toast £4.95 Field Mushrooms stuffed with Stilton & Parma Ham £4.95 Soup of the Day served with Crusty Fresh Bread £3.00 Crispy Duck, Pancakes, Spring Onions, Cucumber & Plum Sauce £5.50 Tiger Prawns in Garlic Butter £5.50 Thai Fishcakes with Sweet Chilli Sauce £5.50 Mussels in Cream & White Wine £5.75 Main Dishes (Meat) Roasted Gammon Hock, Redcurrant & Port Sauce, Mashed Potato & Vegetables £8.95 Fillet of Lamb in Mint & Rosemary Gravy with Mashed Potato & Vegetables £11.75 Rack of BBQ Ribs, Chips & Salad £9.25 Moroccan Spiced Lamb Chunks & Rice £7.50 Chicken Breast with a Cream Cheese & Bacon Sauce £8.95 Thai Red Chicken Curry & Rice £7.50 Fillet Steak with a Peppercorn Sauce £14.45 Duo of Pork: Belly with Gravy, Loin with Apple Sauce, Potato Cake & Vegetables £10.25 Steak & Ale Pie £7.50 Steak & Kidney Pudding £7.50 Beef Lasagne, Chips & Salad £7.50 Fish Scampi, Chips & Salad £7.50 Herb Crusted Cod Fillet on a bed of Creamy Leeks £8.50 Salmon Fillet with a Lemon Herb Butter £8.50 Beer Battered Cod, Chips & Peas £7.75 Whole Sea bass in Ginger, Garlic, Chilli & Coriander £10.95 Grilled Plaice Fillet £7.25 Whole Lemon Sole £8.75 Sea bass Fillet £7.25 (unless stated, dishes are served with a choice of Chips or New Potatoes) All looks very nice now what shall I have hmmmm!!!
History of The Rose In Bloom
The Rose in Bloom was built in 1861 and was originally a weather board cottage which stood where the car park is today. The Inn was positioned on a pathway which led from the beach between Seasalter and Whitstable to Scab’s Acre and served the needs of many smugglers.
Scab’s Acre was later destroyed by the railway cutting, but the start of the route can clearly be seen on Turner’s famous painting of Whitstable.
In 1898, Mackeson’s, the Hythe brewer, purchased the property and started to build the current “Rose In Bloom” alongside the old alehouse.
The original alehouse was converted into the private dwelling called “Treetops”, but was demolished in the 1930’s. The “Rose In Bloom” took its name from one of the best known Bawley boats which was engaged in fishing in the famous “Pollard” oyster beds, which belonged to the Dean and Chapter of Canterbury.
The freehold of the pub is now owned by Enterprise Inns. During the last fifteen years it has diversified into a successful pub and restaurant business run with care, commitment and dedication by Landlord Steve Prigg.
I used to go there with my Parents when they lived down here and I have only visited it a few times since we have lived here so I look forward to meeting my friends there tomorrow.
After dinner and relaxing for the evening Ray was taking a photo of the cloud formation as the sun set
Well the day is nearly over another good day.