My Birthday – Westfields and The Boathouse

What a lovely day it was…! It started with some presents under the tree 😀photo (4)I then drove Liz to Westfields Shopping Centre in Stratford. A little adventure for us village people – we drove down the A12, the SatNav took us onto the M25, and then southbound down the M11, next thing we knew, we were at that scary roundabout with the tube station on it – when you suddenly realise your actually in London! And then we turn a corner and start thinking “oh, that looks a bit like the Velodrome,” before realising it was the Velodrome and we were driving straight through the middle of the Olympic Park to the carpark underneath Westfields.

First stop was McDonalds where we ended up next to these two old ladies who were enjoying their Happy Meals!
IMG-20130103-00908WH Smith, Boots, Forever 21, New Look, Topshop and Paperchase later on my ‘Westfields Giftcard’ it was home time!
photo (2)And time to get ready to meet the Grannies for dinner at The Boathouse in Dedham.

Amazing food – with a range of a cold fish starter to garlic bread there was something for everyone! I ended up eating a bit of everyones and for mains I had the pork with mashed potato and a mushroom sauce. Unfortunately I was “well full” by pudding so couldn’t order anything, although I did try some of Granny’s Trio of Desserts – well..I had to, they put a candle in the treacle tart for me!
Colchester-20130103-00910And check out Jere’s sorbet – even came in an edible bowl!

Colchester-20130103-00909Can’t wait for cocktails with my girls tonight ❤
cocktails

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