I finished work at 9.30am and couldn't wait to get out of the place! The day was grey, raining, windy, dull.
A friend popped round for a cuppa and we did our morning Buddhist chanting prayers together. Then I went off into town to get my shopping for the weekend etc. I fancied a vegan pasty, but all three bakery shops I went into had sold out, or didn't have any today!
I found myself down on the wharf, and decided to actually take myself out to lunch! I went into a cafe that has delicious, locally-sourced, fresh foods on the menu. I really pushed the boat out! I had a gin and tonic to start, then a Homity Pie with salad, followed by a coffee and a brownie (at last!).
It did me the power of good to sit there and treat myself to this lovely lunch experience. It was the kind of cafe where I felt absolutely fine sitting alone. There was nice music playing. The service was friendly. The food was yummy.
the salad was a lovely mixture of leaves including mint and spinach, there were brown lentils and chick peas in there, and some rice salad; on top there was a red-cabbage slaw with orange bits in it - delicious. I ate every morsel. The little yellow dish was a home-made piccalilli which was lovely too. The brownie was a salted caramel one - gluten-free. Not too big - just nice.
I could sit looking out the big windows. It's by a road, but you don't really notice it.
You can see from this outside shot that the weather wasn't nice - dig the young person in the trade-mark shorts and hoodie, and the older lady sitting with her raincoat over her shoulders.
I felt very mellow afterwards and took a walk home via the sea-front.
I spent the afternoon wrapping Xmas presents and listening to country music. Now it's nearly time for watching a weekly show on TV "Strictly Comes Dancing" which I enjoy.
A lovely Saturday! Which all came about because the bakery had run out of vegan pasties!