Quaint Hampshire

LOCATION: Housesitting in Meonstoke, Hampshire, England

WEATHER: Light rain most of the day. High 55

We had a quiet morning…..I luxuriated on the couch reading a good book with Butttons, our dog, curled up next to me. She and I were both excited when a group of horses rode by. This is the view from our window….

She has a favorite chew toy that she likes to play with, and she likes us to toss it around the room for her to fetch.

Later, we drove about 1.5 to the next village to another great pub- the Bakers Arms.

There was a fire blazing in the fireplace, creating a very cosy atmosphere.

This pub has received awards for its food, especially for its Sunday roasts. Since it was quite busy, we shared a platter of homemade bread and olives while we waited for our lunch. We shared a fillet of Hampshire trout.

The sun came out a bit in the afternoon, so Buttons and I went on an exploratory hike around the village. It is very quiet. This is school mid-term break, so I think a lot of families are on vacation.

The homeowner picked the last of her veg before she left. George made some green tomato salsa with some of the tomatoes. Quite tasty! We will leave some for the homeowners.

DINNER: Pasta with pesto. I sauteed a patty-pan squash from their garden, along with onions, garlic, tomatoes, chorizo, and olives (the ones leftover from lunch). I stirred in a liittle pesto and served it all over linguini.

Evening – another nice round of BBC old comedies.

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