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.