Mostly because it's felt like a Saturday, then you get a quick boost because you realise that tomorrow is actually Saturday!
It's been sunny and warm ( in the car ) and sunny and a bit cold with a chill wind ( out of the car ) . We couldn't decide whether to head North up t'Lakes or East t'Wensleydale and cheese!
Well, seeing as I'm on a ( yet another ) FINAL weight loss thing, we thought the cheese shop best stay out of reach! So we headed to the Lake District. It was bustling with throngs of human beings out enjoying the sunshine.
Of course I couldn't go home without a trip to heaven aka Lakeland. I'm lucky to get to go to their Flagship store so often! And I'm doubly lucky to have a very generous HG! He lets me look at all the things!
Today's haul... I looked at...
A new Yorkshire pud tin, int sale
A spare oven shelf - genius- int sale
A new grater, int sale
Some roasting film, to try, int sale
Parchment lined foil FULL PRICE!!
For tomorrow's tea we procured some Herdwick Lamb, absolutely the nicest lamb to eat ever. Not from a field or anything, we bought it from Booths! Booths is a bit like a Northern Waitrose, but I think they've been around longer.
On the way home we stopped at a place called the Heron Corn Mill. It is a working mill but the original has been preserved and restored so that folks can learn stuff on a jolly nice day out!
At first I thought it was plastic ...
But nope, t'was real. This was the river downstream that feeds the water wheel.
This is the waterfall upstream.
The kiln fire.
One of the old millstones. Almost as big as me! We are the same round size though!
Anyway once we were ready to leave I bought three bags of their flour and I got a free bag! Bargain.
The weather is supposed to turn overnight so I'm glad we got out today.
Lots of love from
Rachel *Going to bake bread tomorrow* Radiostar xxx