Sunday, 18 May 2014

New car, new job, good walk and an excellent scone

New car 
We went for our first walk together yesterday since the Via Verde at Navajas, that's eight weeks ago. So much has happened since then that it almost feels like eight months! The photo to the right is of our new car as described in Exciting Times and collected on Friday! I also heard on Friday that I was successful in my interview for a temporary contract at Wealden Council. I have a three month placement starting at the end of May which is a relief for the finances. Not working in this lovely sunshine is very relaxing but I could do with the cash! In the mean time, I've got one final week at The Move Team first.

We did a mix of an out-and-back and a loop walk on Saturday. It took just over an hour to get from our door to the turning point, The Wishing Well Tea Rooms on the Lewes Road heading out of Polegate. This was a new one for us. We've visited several local tea gardens over the years, but not made it here before. The garden is lovely, peaceful despite the traffic noise and beautifully kept. We had a lovely lunch - Brie Ploughman's for me and Chorizo & Asparagus Frittata for Dave. Both were accompanied by a crisp, fresh salad with a tasty dressing. My Ploughman's had a large wedge of good brie, but Dave was a bit disappointed that his Frittata was light on the headline ingredients. However, for dessert we had the best fruit scones, possibly ever! Deliciously light and definitely made with plenty of butter. Plus served with real clotted cream!

Our walk home took a different route, through Wilmington up to the Long Man and along the top of the Downs back towards Polegate. The hill up from the Long Man was surprisingly strenuous - I think all the good energy from the salad and the scones' sultanas was more than offset by the jam and cream. Or perhaps it was just the heat! We got there slowly but surely and were proud of ourselves for actually being out and about. Although the sky was hazy towards the horizon, we still managed to see pretty much as far as Hastings and lots of sea too.

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