Been a busy day. Eye check at opticians this morning. Then on to lunch at the Red Rose pub at Lindsey, to celebrate friend Barbara's birthday. Eaten there several times this year, and a very pleasant Suffolk country pub it is, too. Reasonably quiet; serving country food, not too expensive (by today's standards, anyway), and the staff are always quietly welcoming. I had roast pork, with crackling, apple sauce, and bubble and squeak. Ann had mushroom risotto. We both had quite good puddings, too.
Had tea with neighbours, for whom I've recently repaired rather a nice, mid Victorian mantle clock (still going well, I'm glad to say - and keeping good time). As I've retired (as an horologist) I didn't charge them for doing the clock (about half an hours work, anyway) so she insisted on giving us tea.
Should have said when I mentioned Lindsey, that both Lindsey and Kersey, a nearby neighbouring village, are now small villages, very pretty, but in their day, both were famous enough wool producing towns to have a woollen cloth named after them :- Lindsey and Kersey.