This will elicit the following: “And would you be wanting the… (at this point the voice is lowered to a whisper) …’extras’ with that?”
On no account should you agree, as this sort of encouragement results in various offerings of offal.
Breakfast also holds amusement as the various Europeans (The B&B has some sort of foreign student connection) never fail to be appalled at the plunger coffee, that they give the ultimate put-down: “American coffee”.
The local modern supermarket, “Waitrose” (an English Migros?), has the village history written on the walls. Kenilworth first mentioned by Henry I, 1086.
Then, most importantly, the local bike shop. Not sure if this is the same Mike Vaughan as captained the English cricket team, but it is a very good bike shop if you are in Kenilworth. The building dates from 1400AD. They have promised me a bike box.
After a hard day on the computer, the evening repast varies. In the interest of a cycling tips tutorial, I recount the day I find myself in a hotel with a bath. (I am forced to live an itinerant lifestyle in various locations, as accommodation in the Midlands is tight).
A bath means washing day. My single pair of jeans need a wash after one months continuous wear.
In the morning? Yes, still wet pants. On the bike and for the rest of the day. Yeah, I’ve done worse….