Others came and went while we ate; "ooh hello love, your friends are over there, having the usual are you?", I guess most people would be well-known at their locals.
Last night's dinner eaten while watching soccer on the big screen at the pub next door. Very cheap meal, and again lots of it. I could get used to this!
And there really is a pub on nearly every corner. You'd not go thirsty for long here. Drinks are cheap, too; paid five pounds 40p for two medium chardonnays last night, and paid nearly five pounds just for one large one in a hotel restaurant recently, which was the same size as the pub's medium drink.