Sunday, 13 March 2011

No allotmenting this weekend. I've been on a 'mini-break' with some girlfriends up in Gunnerside.

Every field had a dry stone barn - apparently the local farmers receive grants to maintain them - they are very impressive.

We managed a walk to the Tea Rooms at Muker, where disappointingly they'd had a rush on the highly recommended Welsh Rarebit, so we had to settle for homemade tomato soup and a slice of cake, which made me dream of Summer.

This is St Mary's Church in Muker:

This chap, Horace Bagster Wilson, was once the Vicar at the church - great name

We managed a gentle stroll back to the King's Head pub in Gunnerside and discovered they were selling guest ales: Guzzler (York Brewery) and Park Rash (Yorkshire Dales Brewery), so we sampled both - well it would be rude not to wouldn't it. Sausage & mash for tea followed by apple crumble, but next time I'll be having the cheesecake with hot chocolate sauce !!!!

On the way home, we stopped off at The Fat Sheep craft shop in Reeth and I got a lovely print - the original picture was felted and the print has the appearance of texture. It is by a local artist, called Hazel Bryce. OH is going to frame it for me this week hopefully :)

Then it was onto Richmond where we stopped for lunch at The Station - a toasted cheese scone, with Lacey's cheese & some pickle. Yum !!

We could have done with a bit more sunshine, but on the whole it's been a pretty idyllic weekend.

Back to reality now ! must must must get my seeds sown this week.


  1. Looks like a wonderful holiday, and you're right, would have been rude not to sample the ales ;) lol

  2. It's a lovely part of the world; glad you had a good time.

  3. What an idyllic break! And thanks for the photos illustrating it.

  4. Hi,

    Seeing that you’re a green advocate (and blogger) I wanted to reach out and see if you were interested in an article that I recently have written. It's on the Olympics and the steps they're taking to go green and decrease the environmental impact that it has. While sports is something far from the topic of your blog, I think that you will find it interesting and informative, and not overwhelming on the sports content, besides a few facts on the last Olympics, it is primarily about the Olympics going Green.

    I'm looking to spread awareness of the fact that even though the Olympic Games are fantastic and unifying, they are it's quite a carbon-rich event and are not that environmentally sound.

    Nerissa Barry

  5. Hi Ducky. Has anyone told you you have an unnatural interest in tombstones?

    I'm dying to know how things are going in Sheffield. I've posted on Edinburgh developments.