Wednesday, October 24

Christmas already

I appreciate it is only October (although it hasn’t prevented the local garden centre from pigging out on Santa Clauses and reindeer), however, today’s special at the Whistlestop was a treat: a Christmas-themed lunch of roast turkey, those little sausages wrapped in bacon, savory stuffing and the full supporting cast. An absence of funny hats and Brussels sprouts didn’t seem to bother the clientele. There is a good butcher’s adjacent to the cafe, so specials tend to reflect whatever has reached its sell-by date. Steak-day is always value for money. I suspect I’ve eaten more roasts this past twelve months than in the previous twenty years – and still only 130lbs (I think I’ve got worms). This afternoon I laid nine critter traps without once severing a finger. Another record!

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