Wednesday, July 2, 2008
Wednesday walked into town for lunch with Jeanette before heading to the airport.
We had lunch at a homespun diner called The Maid's Cottage. My Sheherd's pie was homey, and would have been perfect if not for the mixed frozen vegetables. My mom, in a moment of indecision, felll under my bad influence and ordered herself a stuffed cabbage AND a meat pie.
My aunt had a more dainty soup-sandwich combo. The service was super-friendly. It's the kind of place you want to find when you are travel-weary or ill. A little hot soup, fresh-baked bread and mothering. They also had meat pies and small pre-packaged homemade dinners, a nice convenience for singles and senior citizens.
Their bakery section also boasted the "world's best" butter tarts. They were definitely the biggest. They boast of a secret ingredient, but if I had to bet the farm I would guess Lyle's Golden Syrup.
My aunt worked at this restaurant for about 30 years.
This little English shop sold meat pies, and my favorite - Thai Lime Chili chips!
It was a beautiful day so I took a lot of pictures of wildflowers along the way. This first picture reminds me of the easter Ideals magazines my mother used to buy.
It was hard for me to say goodbye, but I know it was much harder for them