Day 22 : Birthday Celebrations.
When thinking about celebrating Vance's birthday this week, it dawned on me that we've been celebrating birthdays together for five years. Considering we only dated for a short while, and have been married just over two years, it feels like a considerable amount of birthdays. More importantly, I can't believe I met Vance when we were both only 23! Babies! Barely knew how to pay our own car insurance!
After a number of recommendations from Oxford friends, we decided to trek to The Magdalen Arms (pronounced "Maudlin", not "Mag-da-len" like we assumed). The 40 minute bike ride there left us fairly sweaty and in need of a cold beverage. Vance's choice of a frosty Guinness did the trick.
We buffed the British norm of getting starters and went straight for the special: slow cooked Lamb Neck. It was phenomenal, flavorful in all the right ways, and light enough for the summer warmth that was upon us.