Access To The Bench

Yesterday’s gales prevented us from finishing work on the cannibalised arch destined for the Rose Garden.

This morning Jackie completed her repair work, and Becky helped her set it up enabling me, on my dead heading session, to work round the back of Alan Titchmarsh rose, and giving everyone access to the bench.

I have spent much of the last three afternoons, culminating in today, finishing reading Lawrence Durrell’s Novel “Constance” which I will review tomorrow.

This evening Becky, Ian, Flo, Dillon, Ellie, Jackie, and I dined at the

splendid, yet homely, Britannia Thai restaurant in Milford on Sea. Our great granddaughter was provided with a high chair.

Tasteful paintings and other decorations featured on the clean walls while gentle recorded songs played quietly in the background.

The staff were welcoming, friendly, and efficient, and the food without exception first class.

Starters enjoyed included Tom Yum soup, Thai fish cakes, chicken satay, and vegetable spring rolls;

main courses chosen, and receiving repeated exclamations of delight were tamarind duck on crispy noodles, chicken pad khing, weeping tiger, panang chicken curry, and pad priew wan. Egg fried and coconut rices were shared;

four of us were very pleased we had chosen stem ginger pudding with ice cream dessert, as was Dillon with his chocolate melt and Becky and Ellie with Kwaky containing chocolate ice cream.

Four of us drank Singha beer, J20 and diet coke for the others.

This was generally considered the best Thai restaurant ever experienced.


  1. I hope the gales didn’t cause too much damage.
    I love Thai food too, we were only saying that none of us have visited a Thai restaurant for a while.

    The food looks fabulous, I’m glad you had a good evening.

  2. Nothing better than a great Thai meal … my sister-in-law is Thai, and I am always spoilt when I go to visit my brother

  3. I am glad you all had a night out and a fine dinner after all the garden work. Ellie looks very pleased with the chocolate ice cream. πŸ™‚

  4. Beautiful photos!
    Oh! That restaurant looks and sounds lovely! And the food delicious! Looks like Ellie brought along some entertainment. And she, of course, is the entertainment for the rest of you. What a sweetie!!!!!!! πŸ™‚
    Thank Jackie for sharing her beautiful smile with us! Always makes me smile! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ❀️❀️❀️❀️❀️

  5. Wow! That is quite a review, Derrick. I’m glad you all enjoyed it. Subtle music and art always add to a nice ambience as well. I’m sorry to hear about the gale, but pleased to see that Jackie eventually made the hoped-for progress.

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