Yummiest Tuna Sandwich Ever!

A melt-in-the-mouth yummy tuna sandwich

I’ve discovered that lunch at one’s work station needn’t be a boring affair. I was contemplating what to have for lunch the other day when one of my close friends came along with a whole lot of soup packets – I was really spoilt for choice and picked one of them. It was a spicy soup – much enjoyed.

She also offered me half of her tuna sandwich. At first I said I didn’t really fancy having bread and thanked her for her kind offer. After a few minutes, I changed my mind and asked if the offer was still open. She said it was and handed me one half. I accepted it so thankful as it complemented our cups of soup.

As I gratefully bit into the sumptuous looking sandwich my palate was shocked at the luxury of this tuna sandwich. It was the tastiest, mouth-watering tuna sandwich I’ve ever had the fortune to sink my teeth into.

What a great lunchtime that turned out to be. There sitting at my desk munching on the yummiest tuna sandwich ever made. We chatted happily and I complimented her for such a wonderful, delicious tuna sandwich. She told me what was in it. I do think there is a secret ingredient! I said to my dear friend that she should think seriously about opening a tuna sandwich shop because the one she made was the best a tuna sandwich should be. An encounter, most delicious  (Mr Hercule Poirot would have said).

In the past couple of days when I thought about my dear friend’s lovely tuna sandwich, I wondered who discovered the art of sandwich or sandwiches. What interesting history is there to discover about the sandwich – a delicious morsel that has made millionaires out of enterprising people in England and across the Atlantic.

In England, here is the history of the sandwich and the place where it came from: Sandwich,  a medieval coastal town in Kent, England.

The Legendary Lady Of Leeds

The Legendary of Lady of Leeds

Kent’s hidden gem. Considered one of the loveliest castles in world. After you’ve been through it and around it you’ll know why. Serenely imposing – Leeds Castle is situated on 500 acres of God’s green earth, and was built over 2 islands on the River Len not so far from Maidstone, Kent.The grounds are massive.      

When a close friend suggested that we visit Leeds Castle in Spring of 2005, I thought it was in Leeds and was so excited about visiting because at that time the iconic Marcus Bai was playing for the Leeds Lions.  I thought maybe I’ll get a glimpse of him (Bai) if I went there. Don’t know how that could be possible on hindsight. Leeds Castle is in Kent, southeast England. Well, I guess you learn something new and useful each day.      

      

Leeds Castle was built in 1119 and became a royal palace for King Edward I circa 1278.   It earned the name of  ‘ladies’ castle’ as it was home for six Medieval queens of England.      

  • Queen Isabella (1292 – 23 August, 1358), wife of  King Edward II
  • Anne of Bohemia (11 May, 1366 – 7 June, 1394), first Queen Consort of King Richard II
  • Queen Joan of Navarre (17 April, 1271 – 4 April, 1305), wife of King Henry IV
  • Catherine de Valois, (27 October, 1401 – 3 January, 1437), wife of King Henry V
  • Katherine of Aragon (15 December, 1485 – 7 January, 1536), first wife of King Henry VIII
  • Queen Elizabeth I (7 September 1533 – 24 March, 1603), daughter of King Henry VIII

This was the very first castle in the UK I actually entered and, toured. I was really excited about that. The first castle I ever saw was in Wales – Oystermouth Castle, overlooking Swansea Bay near the quaint and pretty village of Mumbles.      

Back to Leeds Castle. The day was hazy but not daunted we set off on our tour of Leeds Castle. Once in a while the sun came out so I was able to take a whole bunch of photos on a relatively dry, rainless day. I am sharing some of my photos  of Leeds Castle and surrounds.      

      

      


      

      

I went through the aviary and walked by the maze without stopping to take a look. Due to time constraints we walked past a lot of the attractions.      

      

      

      

      

      

      

      

Had a wonderful roast lunch here…

There was a lovely restaurant on top of a slight incline from the Castle where we had lunch. It was rather grand inside and just the sort of eating place I expected to find near an iconic castle.      

      

      

      

I really enjoyed the visit and hope to visit again. For more information on the Lengendary Lady of Leeds, visit these websites http://ww.leeds-castle.co.ukhttp://www.statelyhomes.com, http://www.britannia.com and http://www.castles.me.uk. There are lots of websites on Leeds Castle and it’s historical famous people.