Monday, March 12, 2012

Roamys first outing to a Traditional English Pub

We visited The Tame Otter public house which dates back to the early 1800's
and is set alongside the canal between Lichfield and Tamworth in Staffordshire.

After viewing all the local brews and chatting with the barstaff
young Roamy decided upon a thimble-full of the 'Cornish Trawler'
Enjoying the Pub Beer Garden, Roamy makes a new friend in Peter Rabbit

Lichfield Cathedral.
Dating back to 1195 Lichfield Cathedral is the is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.

The outside of the West front is covered in statues of Norman and Saxon kings,
disciples of Jesus and prophets of the Old Testament.
 Roamy took an instant liking to St Andrew 
 and couldn't wait to get his photo taken against this impressive backdrop
and the streetlamp wrought ironwork gave him an ideal perch to rest a while
whilst taking it all in

Beacon Park. Lichfield
Please read the sign

It seems that Spring may have sprung in England and Roamy takes advantage
 of soaking up a bit of sunshine amongst the Daffodils, Primulas and Tulips

Roamy isn't the only one enjoying the warmth on the cobblestones

The Tudor Tea Rooms. Lichfield
Built when King Henry VIII and Catherine of Aragon ruled England
 this fabulous Tudor Building is now home to a quaint tea room and chocolate shop

Roamy obviously loving the look of the sugar mice and home-made chocolates

After keeping the shop-owners waiting 23minutes trying to make a choice,
 he finally plumps for a rabbit adorned chocolate lollipop - Delicious!
Keep following for young Roamys next adventure in Shakespeares Stratford-Upon-Avon
before heading off to another part of the UK - Wales.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Roamy arrives in ENGLAND!!!....

The weather is pretty awful today, sleet and cold so we've decided to stay in by the fire.
Roamy slept until mid morning and greeted the day by having breakfast of tea along with hot buttered toast and Marmite.
Marmite was first made in 1902 in a town local to us Burton Upon Trent. The spread is a by-product of the yeast used in the brewing industry and its a matter of debate in Britain - you either love it or hate it. I'm pleased to report that little Roamy loves it :)

Mr Alessi lamenting on the fact that he has yet again run out of dental floss. Roamy lends a sympathetic ear but after a short while is far more interested in discussing the exciting and new adventures we have promised him over the next few weeks.

Following his Sunday Roast dinner (crispy roast potatoes, honey roast carrots & parsnips and steamed spring cabbage for Roamy) we all settle in by the fire for rest, relaxation and a good chance to get to know each other better.

Cheers! - Helen