From Tintern we travelled on to the town of Monmouth, home to the remains of the castle where Henry V was born, but there was greater excitement to be had there. Garrie continued his search for a wonderful UK beer - this time a Welsh Smooth
Nope! However this quaint pub
Though made from off cuts (usually pork) they are delicious! On to Cousin Sue who owns an amazing converted barn, and her super photogenic son, Daniel. Greeted with a champagne afternoon tea (Moët no less) - so yes it's still all about the food.
We so laughed at the choc coated strawberries (equal to those we devour in Oz - hey Wicked Berries maybe we've found your UK outlet!). After devouring way too much we decided a walk was very much needed. As always we found ourselves knee deep in glorious British countryside. It is indeed a green and pleasant land and Daniel kept us entertained.
And these two have become firm friends
Sue is a magnificent cook and just look at this for our starters
Followed by a beautiful chicken and mushroom dish, then chocolate mousse, then port and cheese. There is a set of scales in our bathroom here - I am going to totally ignore them! Oh and you can see we have had plenty of sunshine so very happy with the weather so far. We both have scratchy throats and a night time cough - probably to do with Airconditioning, alcohol and too much talking lol. Love to you all, breakfast awaits so the food safari continues.....