Subject: Scotland & American Meat Loaf!!
Hi Everyone We have recently returned from a very enjoyable and lazy 2 week holiday at Ayr in Scotland. We were self catering, therefore we could eat where and when the mood took us, we found many very reasonable pubs or hotels with good food. Geoff particularly enjoyed the golf courses! Well who can go to Scotland and not play golf, well that is what he told me. (No he did not play at the Royal Troon course as it was 115 pounds a round but it did include morning coffee and buffet lunch)!!

We called in at Gretna Green on the way home and I must say I was very disappointed, I didn't find it at all romantic, rather shabby and a very bad meal in the restaurant in fact quite disgusting. We felt rather embarrassed as we picked at the meal as there were many tourists from America, Canada etc.

As for the meat loaf, whenever we have ordered it in the UK, it has been minced beef baked in the oven, tasting very dry. Whilst travelling to Scotland we stopped at the Bradford Arms, Oswestry, Shropshire. I ordered the American Meat Loaf with a red wine jus. Tender shredded sirloin steak, mixed with shallots, peppers and celery and char grilled, what a treat, 3 weeks later I am still drooling! What we were wondering, what is it like in other parts of the globe? Keep safe Linda &Geoff Wales