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Elaine Lemm

Walking Off the Excess

By January 1, 2013

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It felt good to get out of the house and into the gorgeous British countryside to walk off the excesses of Christmas and New Year food and chocolate. As we passed through the first village we saw a great British pub, all cosy and inviting but with great resolve we walked on. It was harder though at the second one as it was lunchtime and I was thirsty. Visiting a British country pub serving food demands a meat pie and a pint especially on a hearty walk, so that was the husband taken care of and for me a Ploughman's Lunch, I can't resist one. This one was a traditional "Ploughman's" great hunks of British Cheese cheeses, crusty bread, pickled onions and a dollop of chutney on the side - delicious.

Batteries recharged off we set again, and hours later about the time we were ready for a rest we arrived in the local village and found a tiny tearoom serving afternoon tea. There is something quintessentially British about Afternoon tea and it would have been a crime to walk past, so in we went. Scones, jam, cream and a slice of coffee cake later we decided that walking really is fun, especially with so much good food around. All that was left was to decide where to go for dinner!
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