Anecdotes from the Blueberry Hotel, Part 2

Posted on: 12/08/2011

There are things I have learned over the years about being on holiday and making it work.

As a result, I can tell you about the braindribbles holiday rule number one. If you are tired before you go on holiday, don’t overdo it while you’re there.

With this in mind, we had one major plan for our first full day on holiday.

Go to the pub.  Eat delicious roast dinner.  Drink beer if possible. Enjoy.

We did.  It was great.  The White Hart in Spilsby provided.

We liked it so much we went back and had delicious fish and chips after packing up on our last night.

Incidentally, what is it about pubs in Lincolnshire called the White Hart?  We had breakfast two days later at the White Hart in Sibsey (also delicious), and two days after that we ate at the White Hart in Boston. Yep, delicious once more.

OK, so the last one was more a hotel than a pub, but you get the drift.

The mystery has forced me to delve into the Wikipedia files, which tell me that a white hart was on Richard II’s emblem, and that the name ‘the White Hart’ is the fifth most popular pub name  in the country.  When you consider that means it was probably as much a symbol of England as a red lion is these days, I suppose that’s fair enough.  And I can’t imagine how many pubs are called that around the country.

Anyhow, so we went to the pub.

And then, when we had space in our tummies once more, we cooked dinner on our open fire, and finished off the evening toasting marshmallows.  The kids had a go at toasting them, perhaps a little too enthusiastically.

But that’s OK, because I rather like burnt marshmallows.


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