Had a busy couple of days with husband's daughter and SiL visiting, they've gone home now. We took them to see the arty oil platform monstrosity at Weston - they were just as impressed as we were 😂😂 They like our caravan, but thought the park was a bit too quiet for their liking - no pub, clubhouse or swimming pool etc.....which, funnily enough, is exactly the reason why we DO like it so much!
We had Sunday lunch in the pub next door (why would we need a pub onsite when there's one literally next door to the park?). We all had roast dinners, the boys had beef, stepdaughter and I both had gammon. I didn't fancy the vegetarian option of some kind of fake chicken thing, so decided on the gammon.....when it arrived, there was an absolute mountain of meat on the plate, and it was thick cut (when I did eat meat I always preferred it thinly cut). I ate one small piece of the gammon and that was it, I really didn't fancy anymore. So that's certainly confirmed for me that I no longer want to eat meat. Fortunately there were tons of veggies - too much, in fact, I only ate half of what was on my plate. I always think it's such a shame that restaurants - and pubs seem to be the biggest offenders - serve up such massive portions that lots of people just don't finish their meals - what a waste of food. I could have asked for the leftovers to be boxed up, I suppose (the others left some of their meals too), but quite honestly, some of it wasn't cooked terribly well. The peas were like bullets - actually, they always seem to be in restaurants, how come they can't cook them for longer? The carrots were well and truly overcooked, they were like mush. The Savoy cabbage, which I love normally, was watery and consisted mostly of stalk rather than leaf. However, the roast potatoes and honey roast parsnips, root vegetable mash and Yorkshires were delicious. So 10/10 for the veggies I ate, only 3/10 for the rest of them. And we certainly couldn't complain about the amount of meat served....well, other than it being far too much for me.
Unfortunately, we happened to be seated next to a large group of family members round one big table - 5 adults and 5 or 6 children ranging in age from a toddler to young teens. They were noisy and had no table manners, even the adults (so the children were never going to be well mannered). We were glad when they left. I didn't envy the waiting staff having to clear up the mess they'd left on the table and floor - the smallest child, in a high chair, was just throwing handfuls of his food on the floor.
Oh well, daughter and SiL seemed to enjoy themselves, and I didn't have to cook (or wash up!).
We're staying here at the park now until the end of the week.....although the weather doesn't look very good for Friday, so we may go home on Thursday. I feel quite worn out after the weekend - having guests certainly takes it out of you - not only the extra work involved, but just having to, well, talk and be attentive all the time! I think I should be a hermit 😂