Lunch With Friends (Sussex Ox)

今日は3.4週間前に泊めていただいたお友達ご夫婦とランチをご一緒しました。場所は、ヘイスティングの近くにお住まいなので、大体真ん中くらいのところにある(お互い、車で1時間くらい)「Sussex Ox」というパブで。場所的にちょうど良い場所にあるので、何度かここでご一緒しています。パティオからの眺めがとても良いのですが、もう寒くなってドアも閉めてあるので眺めはあまり見られず。

We had lunch with our friends, whom we stayed with a few weeks ago.  As they live near Hastings, we met at a pub “The Sussex Ox”,  which is just about halfway between Hastings and here.  As the location is good we have met there quite a few times.  The view from the patio is great but now that it’s cold the glass doors were closed so we didn’t see the view that much.

夫は、ビーフとエールパイ(家では作らないので、パブでよくオーダーしています)、わたしはビーフバーガー。品数が少なくわたしが食べられそうなものは少なくて、毎回ビーフバーガーのような気がします。デザートは、アップルクランブルをシェアーしました。バーガーもまずまずですし、アップルクランブルが思っていたより美味しかったです。

My husband had Beef & Ale Pie (we never cook it at home so he often orders this in pubs) and I had beef burger.  Their menu is quite small and there aren’t many dishes that I can eat, so I have a feeling I’ve always had Beef Burger here.  We also shared an Apple Crumble for dessert.  The burger was good and the Apple Crumble was really good.

 

 

 

 

 

2時間半ほどランチをいただきながらあれこれ楽しくキャッチアップして、じゃあ、また来年!とお別れしました。もうクリスマスまで1ヶ月半ほどしかなく、これからご家族がおれれる方達はとてもお忙しくなるので、次回会えるのは来年になってしまいます。

We were in the pub for 2 and a half hours or so, having lunch and catching up with each other, then parted saying “See you next year!”  There’s only a month and a half before Christmas and the people who have children and grand children are going to get very busy so we probably cannot see them until next year.

 

家に向かって走り始めて、9月に行った Alfriston という村がほんの数分のところにあったので、泊まった時に買って美味しかったイタリアのピスタチオのアイスクリームを買いに寄りました。お腹がいっぱいだったので、1つをシェアーしましたが、美味しかったです。

When we started driving towards home, we realised that Alfriston, where we stayed in September, was only a few minutes away so we decided to stop there to get the Italian Pistachio ice cream that we’d had when we were there last because it was so good.  As we were full from the lunch, we just bought one and shared it, then quickly headed home.

ちなみに、お昼に食べ過ぎて夜お腹がすかず、バナナとリンゴを食べました(笑)。

We ate too much at lunch that we didn’t get hungry for dinner, so we just had a banana and an apple each.

 

 

 

今日は午前中にほんの短い間太陽が出て良いお天気でしたが、11時ごろに家を出た頃には曇ってきて、途中パラパラっとして、パブに着く頃には今にも雨が降りそうなお天気でした。結局、雨はそれ以上降らず、帰り道では私たちの真上は雲に覆われていましたが途中から青空、という空でした。ちなみにこれは3時半ごろ、もうすっかり夕方の空。

There was some sunshine for a short time in the morning but by the time we left home, which was around 11.00am, it was getting very cloudy.  It rained just a few drops on our way and by the time we arrived at the pub it looked like it was going to pour, but it didn’t.  When we left the pub, the sky was looking a little brighter and we saw this sharp separation of the blue sky and the cloudy sky.  This was around 3.30pm, which is already the start of ‘evening’ here at this time of year.

 

 

 

 

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