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Boxing Day

Posted on 2011/01/09 18:41:19 (January 2011).

[Sunday 26th December 2010]
Had a quiet boxing day in Abergavenny, just the five of us (me, Chie, Vera, Robin and Robert) which was very nice.

Vera and Robin went out to meet the neighbours towards the end of the morning, leaving me, Chie and Robert to fend for ourselves for lunch. That was rather nice - we'd been catered for by Robin or Louise for the last few meals, and I liked the contrast of just being able to eat whatever we fancied. Started with soup, then had some stilton and Christmas cake (both from Fortnum and Mason).

In the afternoon Chie and I ventured out for a bit of a walk in the snow, but didn't get far from the house, it was pretty cold still!

In the evening we had a bottle of Veuve Fourny (which we'd discovered at Fortnum and Mason back in September). This was Brut Nature, the nature apparently meaning no sugar was added in the second fermentation. It makes for a very light, crisp and elegant champagne - the overriding note of this particular wine being "minerally". This seemed to go down very well this evening.

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