It was raining but the day was planned out completely the opposite from yesterday in London where we were on a schedule and only had a certain amount of time and thousands of people working against us pushing and shoving us today was a ‘we do it at our pace when we want to do it’ kind of day so we loaded up and set off for Peckforten Castle when we arrived we got out the pram and rain cover and umbrella’s and Gortex jackets and set off to explore the castle only to find that it had been turned into a hotel and there were no attractions so we asked at reception if we could look around and found the most beautiful rooms and imagined what they would be if we lived there (my games room with pool table snooker table casino tables and bar would spectacular)
I had stopped raining when we got to Beeston Castle but we decided not to pay to go in, instead continuing on to our next destination which was Crewe Hall where Jamie and I spent the evening after getting married. On the way there we stopped off at Snugbury Ice Cream factory
(www.snugburys.co.uk) where we chose from huge range of flavours trying a couple first then buying a cornet each Jamie had Cappuccino Coffee flavour, I had mint choc chip and Pam went for Amaretto I think (she might tell me I’m wrong here?) but we sat in the sun and enjoyed our chosen ice creams.
We then went to Crewe Hall where Pam was absolutely smitten with the whole place and said she could see why we had chosen this as our venue to celebrate our wedding! It was built in 1636 and truly is a beautiful building we spent ages walking around inside and showing her where we did this and where we did that but most of all just showing her the grandeur of the place. We then showed her the complete contrast of the new brasserie building and spa centre which I think just shouldn’t be attached to a grade 1 listed building but it is so they must have got permission? After there we walked around to the rear of the Hall to see the gardens and we took lots and lots of great photo which I know some will be framed here and in America.
After Crewe Hall we went to Sandbach and saw the cobbled streets, which Pam has in her garden but has plans to redo (maybe) now she has seen them here? The Saxon Crosses in the main square were finished in 9th century ad (although destroyed by iconoclasts but restored in 1816 We went to our favourite little shop Godfrey C Williams and Sons delicatessen that sells all manor of fancy fodder lol then we went for a drink outside the Black Bear Pub built 1634 Pam is getting a taste for the blue wicked’s she was clanging ’em back like they were going out of fashion! We had to drag her away or she would have stayed there all night! lol (I jest of coarse)
We finished off the day by making some tea and while it cooked we got Pam to plant a creeping plant so that when we look at it we can think of this trip and the fun we had we all went to bed tired again but happy…
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