Friday morning I got the train to Stafford to mum & dad’s, and Alec and Sam were there. We did a whistle stop tour of the Katharine House 2nd hand shops! and had a lovely lunch in Eccleshall, it was super to spend time with them. we went past Izaak Walton’s house – it was a cute thatched home. Apparently he is a “famous person” from Stafford. !!
Saturday mum & I went to town for a bit and had a fab lunch in the Soup Kitchen. It was only a 24 hour visit but we packed a lot in and had a lovely time.
Then I got a quick train to Tamworth to meet Becca. We stayed in a very nice Hotel, the Drayton Court Hotel in Fazeley. We had a “twin” room, which had a double bed and a king size bed. It was very comfortable, especially the bed and the shower was fab! We had dinner in Pizza Express with a sloe gin prosecco each with a raspberry in! It was quite early so we got a snack and just enjoyed chatting and catching up with each other’s lives back in the hotel room.
On Sunday after a cooked breakfast, we walked along the canal about 3 or 4 miles from almost directly outside our hotel to the Red Lion pub in Hopwas.
And here we are looking hilarious in Hopwas!
we just got a taxi back, had a lunch and parted. It was a lovely time and over too soon!