Still in Leighton Buzzard and we have enjoyed watching this Kingfisher on the tree opposite our mooring. Someone said to us a few years ago that we would soon get fed up with seeing Kingfishers as there are so many on the canals. Well I can honestly say that we still get just as excited as if we were seeing our first ever one . Our favourite bird in the World,we just love them.
As you well know we tend to visit a Wetherspoons where ever we are ,simply because off it’s well priced no frills food and drink.OK so a lot of it is just microwaved meals but if it tastes alright and the price is right I’m not moaning.
One thing that we never took much notice of is the carpets in every Spoons, not at least until I read an article about the pub chain.It turns out that these post-Blair Bayeux tapestries cost between £20,000 and £30,000 each. They’re partly hand-made – by the renowned firm Axminster. Their carpets usually have just five or six colours in the mix; whereas those in Wetherspoon’s often have more, meaning they have to be produced on old-fashioned looms. Carpets are designed using the pub name, and take ideas from the building and the town itself. Then they make sure it’s all integrated in to the pub in that town.
After having our meal Carolyn looked down to admire the carpet and saw this chap admiring the carpet as well. It looked like a Cockroach to us so Carolyn went up to the bar and asked for the manager. He came over to the table and said Oh my God it is a Cockroach. He then went off to get something to catch it in. Coming back with a small box and a plastic bag he caught it at the first attempt. At first it appeared that it was dead , but on closer inspection it turned out to be a fake plastic one. It certainly fooled all of us and we had a good laugh about it. But we did say who would leave that on the carpet in a Wetherspoons pub ?