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Shame On The “Princess”

How dare the ‘princess’ in Vancouver complain about her sad plight. Let’s see….she lives in extreme comfort – $15 million home, servants, nice warm, comfy bed to sleep in, great meals at her whim, the ability to see and talk with family and guards to watch over her all the time. We also brought family to come over and stay with her.

On the other side of the world they are holding, in retaliation, two Canadians who are placed in two separate jails, meals ???, sleeping on cots, abuse from the guards  and, until this past week, no contact with family.

She thinks she is hard done by….GROW UP YOUNG LADY. We got hosed into this via MR. t in the south and we allow you all the comforts imaginable. Time to get off your self imposed throne and show some empathy.

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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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