I could not really bring myself to write about the Riverside cafe in the restaurant tip secion.
It's name would suggest a bucolic location by the side of a winding stream. In fact it is situated on the side of a muddy truckers yard on the Riverside Industrial Estate.
'Cafe', too might conjure up images of fine french food served by immaculate waiters on little table outside a canopyed restaurant with a nice little red wine to accompany a light meal. Here you will get egg, bacon, sausage, beans and chips - with lashings of hot tea. Like it or lump it.
Despite my above ramblings the Cafe is clean and well run by pleasent staff who do a mean fry up. Just the thing for an early morning on the road.
Find this place by the signs to it just south of Boston on the Spalding road.
It would be easier to find if the small minded little council officials around here did'nt threaten them with a two-thousand pounds fine for putting an advertising sign on the public footpath.
Watch Airplanes Take Off Over Your Head!
YES, I've actually managed to write a tip title the same example that VT gives.
The first Squadron of Eurofighter planes (now called Typhoons) are to be based at RAF Coningsby about 8 miles north of Boston.
The Eurofighter was originally commissioned as a dog-fighter to counter the latest Russian MIG. Billions of pounds later, and years behind schedule it has finally arrived.
On the road just past New York the road has lights on it to stop the traffic as the planes land. This provides an ideal point to see where all those taxpayer pounds have been lavishly wasted
Full of Christmas cheer !
Went out to Leverton tonight, a small village four miles north of Boston on the Skegness road.
'Meadow Bank' is a cul-de-sac of about twenty houses just off the main road.
In December it will be easy to spot, as nearly every house in the street covers itself in lights and various assorted snowmen, reindeer, Father Christmasses and even (with somewhat questionable taste) Homer Simpsons.
This advent madness is all in the name charity as people visit and leave donations for the RNLI (Royal National Lifeboat Institution)
On the first Sunday in December (in the freezing cold) they hold a big outdoor BBQ with the whole village queueing down the road for burgers and gallons of mulled wine with an extra special ingredient.
I visited tonight, hope you enjoy the photo of me with my daddy.
I become a person...
Behind the stump (the extremely large church in the centre of Boston) lies a collection of buildings from around the 1840's.
The stonework has been extensively restored and they form a set of civic buildings.
I first used the building to the side of the one pictured as I was registered as a person on the 8th December 2004. Yes, I exist , named , numbered and ready for action - when do they start taxing me ?
Boston's library is in the same building, and they have regular under 4's book reading mornings, so I'm looking forward to that.
The main building is the Magistrates court, not a building I wish to visit in a hurry !
The lovebirds in the park
Out walking (well OK, I was being pushed) on Saturday with my parents and grandmother, we walked through Central park in Boston.
Just inside the gates are a series of cages with lots of birds in them. Just opposite the playground (looking forward to that one) my father captured these two on camera.
I don't know what 'make' they are, maybe someone could tell me ?
Easier than visiting Greenwich
You can stand on the Meridian line in Boston -0r Zero degees latitude if you prefer.
There is no actual line but you will be on it if you go to Meridian Road (off Woodthorpe Road). Find it using Multimap or similar.
A quick photo-opportunity completed.
Greenwich, it has to be said is a bit more scenic - you won't find more than a dozen or so quiet suburban houses in Boston.
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