Today saw friend W and me going over to Kirby Lonsdale to meet our friends from the Lakes for lunch in the Italian restaurant. Each time I go I intend to have the same thing and each time I change my mind at the last minute. Today I had it and it was absolutely superb. Try it at home sometime when you really want a treat. It can't be all that difficult to make.
I had Seafood Pasta in a white wine sauce.
In other words - King Prawns, Mussels and Salmon with Tagliatelli in a really rich white wine sauce. It was really delicious.
Friend W is looking after a friend's Border Terrier, Meg, who knows Tess quite well, so both dogs came with us. The restaurant takes dogs quite happily and I must say that both of ours were impeccably behaved both in the restaurant and in the car. (far more so than a group of small children in the restaurant who ran around uncontrolled, shouted loudly, didn't eat their food and were a general nuisance. I have the view that children need training to behave in restaurants from an early age and certainly well before they are let loose in such places).
We travelled through several downpours and each time the sun came out again. The rain seemed to clear the air which was crystal clear over Wensleydale and over the Lune Valley. Beautiful journey. As we remarked on our journey - how lucky we are to live here.