Question: What have the Leicester Llama and Sir Tom Mckinney got in common? Well there's the obvious, both fronted leading satirical birding websites (before blogging took off) are excellent artists in their own fields, great birders and both have Scottish based surnames. I hadn't given that last sentence much thought when I started writing it - if I didn't know better I'd say they were related. Four lines later and the thing they have in common is that both have paid homage to the legendary Lochinver Larder, during the last six months, quite certainly the greatest pie shop in the UK. I'd just finished my tea when I opened the Llama's email which almost jumped off the page and smeared it's savoury loveliness all over my face. It's been a while since I ate any form of pie - seven weeks in fact - but the photos below may have pushed me off the wagon. I'll leave the last word to the Llama:
"Greetings from a very wet Lochinver, where I sampled one of the famous Lochinver Larder pies at lunchtime - a rich and satisfying Steak and Ale with sumptuous buttery pastry which I awarded a full ten points (or whatever the maximum is for a hot specimen on the pie scale)."