|view from the Judges' Lodgings|
Yesterday when I was getting ready to go out I noticed a lump under my arm, on our way to the train station I nipped into the GP surgery to make an appointment to see someone about it. I went this morning, impressive. The GP was mildly surprised to see me as I haven't seen a doctor, only nurses, since 1998. "You never see a doctor, what made you come today?" he asked, I told him I was always being told you should get these things looked at, he poked me a bit, told me there was nothing wrong with me and sent me on my way.
Back to yesterday, we got the train to Lancaster and it was one of those days where everything just worked, we got off one train, straight onto another and soon as you like, there we were.
We had lunch at the Whale Tale cafe, which is above Single Step Co-Op that I've spoken about before. I came away full, and full of ideas about things to make. Dan had samosa pie, which was samosa filling topped with filo pastry plus lots of salads - some kind of brown pasta I don't know what I was coated in but it was delicious, green lentils, and a nice coronation chickpea. I had a creole wrap with salads and a really really delicious avocado and kiwi salsa. After talking about it last time around I treated myself to this
a seed sprouter! We stared at it for ages discussing the pros and cons and in the end just bought it and some seeds. I'm not going to start until next week for various reasons but I'm glad we took the plunge.
The main purpose for our visit was to see The Cottage Museum, Dan's dad mentioned it the other week and claims his dad used to visit that house as a child, so we went. It's right opposite the castle, I won't say you can't miss it, you could as it's tiny.
|the cottage museum , just the left side of the building|
It's on 5 levels despite it's teeny size, and was really interesting, full of bits and bobs and with very knowledgeable staff. We weren't the only people there during our visit so another couple had to take a seat in front of the fireplace while we looked around. Well worth half an hour and £1. We then took the short walk to the Judges' Lodgings and as a review of the Cottage Museum said on Tripadvisor - very interesting to compare and contrast the two dwellings. We got into this museum free of charge with the Art Pass (it's usually £3), again well worth the money, the staff were friendly and knowledgeable, plus there's a small Museum of Childhood on the top floor.
After learning all about Gillow furniture, it seemed only right we ended our trip at the pub named after the man himself, well worth a trip too. On the way home we bumped into some very happy anti-fracking nanas in Preston. A great start to the holiday.