This month Bob found another new area to explore that saw us visit deepest, darkest Buckinghamshire!
Our base was Denham Village. Apparently, the name derived from the Old English for “homestead in the valley”. The first point of interest was St Mary’s church & the house nearby which was the residence of the film actor, Sir John Mills. Many of the charming cottages have featured on several films.
We crossed the River Misbourne before reaching the busy A412. Crossing carefully we then tackled the even busier A40. We had to go through a gap in the hedge in the central reservation which was a new experience for all of us! After that our route was very rural.
It was surprisingly wet underfoot and we passed the aptly named Froggy Lane. Eventually, we reached Higher Denham and followed Old Rectory Lane back to the village.
After our new adventure we had a lovely lunch at The Falcon Inn....I wonder where we'll be taken next month!
On Wednesday April 10th it was time for our mystery restaurant social... On this occasion we we headed to Hounslow, where there are 142 different languages spoken and about the same number of restaurants!
Uma had chosen the Yellow Chilli, a family run restaurant serving Punjabi and Afghan food. Not only were we on a mystery tour and club social, we were also there to celebrate Uma's 40th anniversary of joining Windsor and Eton Rotary Club, so the evening started with champagne cocktails to mark the occasion.
Eleven of us sat down at 7.45 and by 11pm we had been presented with, and consumed, up to 20 dishes of authentic and delicious food consisting of a myriad of tastes and flavours. Uma had chosen all the food with the help of the owner insisting on only one condition...no chillies!
All who attended agreed it was an excellent night and Uma confirmed to us yet again how well he can organise such a unique dining experience. The night was a great example of Rotary fellowship and camaraderie, with an opportunity to visit a truly ethnic restaurant which we might normally pass by.
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