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Crow & Gate English Pub,South Nanaimo/Ladysmith

Our Sundays are a means to see more and learn more about where we live. Don and I have been here about 4 years now and we are taking Kelly round to show her what the area has to offer. Guess what? We are learning as well.

Sunday we got a few really pleasant surprises. One of them was this pub. OMG! It is so beautiful, the look of the building, adjoining home,  gardens, are really old English style.

We ate inside as there was a long wait list to eat outside in the gardens and were blessed with a wonderful server, Amber. This young lady had great patience and explained the different dishes to us, what were favourite with the clients, explaining anything we asked her about and it was so appreciated.

We each ordered a beverage and then the fun began. We all ordered something different. Don ordered the Scotch Eggs and it comes with two sides: he ordered the cup of soup and a garden salad.  Kelly ordered the Beef Dip and it came with two sides: she ordered the potato salad and green salad. I, on the other hand, ordered the Crow and Gate Cheeseburger sans the onion. Guess what? It came with two sides. I ordered the green salad and oven baked baby potatoes. YUM!

My only thing was the spice in the sauce on my burger. My lips felt like they were so swollen and stinging. The burger was, itself, very good and the potatoes were better than fries.

Kelly’s beef Dip was about 3 inches high with beautiful, thinly sliced meat. The potato salad tasted only of mustard and was about 2 tablespoons worth in size.

All in all, it was really nice and, again, I can’t stop raving on how beautiful this establishment is and certainly well received by the public. I know we will return.

Thank you, this was a lovely surprise.



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Cactus Club, Nanaimo

Yesterday, Don kept telling me we were going out for dinner but after looking outside, it was pouring rain. I suggested to him we go another time but he insisted that I wasn’t made of sugar, so get your coat on, we’re going. Suzanne kept teasing me about my “hot date” and now I am really worried. The first thought is “what did I do?”.

Off we went and were seated by the fireplace, which was roaring  and was most comfortable. Rain? What rain?

I ordered my usual glass of wine and Don ordered his beer and then we perused the menu. It didn’t take me long to decide but Don usually takes a bit longer. He doesn’t just choose the same thing over and over like I normally do; he is much more selective.

Our delightful server, Kimeesha, came to take our order and even offered the choices of the day. We decided to go with our choices. Don ordered the Shrimp Spaghettini and I ordered the Feenie Burger, sans the onion and relish. Don loved his choice. I sampled it but found it far too spicy for me. I really like my burger. Don sampled it as agreed as well. So, after ALMOST finishing our choices, Don asked for Crème Brulee for dessert. (Our favourite choice anywhere) We were told they don’t have it but have Key Lime Pie, and two other choices. We picked the pie and two forks. Yup, we did and groaned all the way home. We have been so good since Christmas at what we ate and this was a real blow out. Now, today, we are back at being good.

The memory of last night’s treat will stay with my memory bank for a long time. Going out for a impromptu dinner with your bestest guy in the world, makes it truly a special time.

To tell you something cute…we had a lady here this morning measuring for new blinds. I offered up coffee and cupcakes for us. She refused and I told Don,’ your treat is in the kitchen Darling’.  He doesn’t like icing.

She said to me “how long have you been married?” I told her and she said ‘and you still like each other?” I thought that was really strange but shows just how lucky I am. True story.

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