Most cafes, bars and restaurants are starting to reopen here now and the coffee shop attached to the museum in Peel announced that they were opening this week, with the return of their winter special - in June. Coffee and cake for £3.50.
As we needed to buy more milk and bread today, we decided to make a special trip of it - how exciting(!) - and popped in to take advantage of the special offer.
There was no crockery or cutlery in use. The coffee and cake are served in cardboard takeaway cups and trays, with disposable wooden stirrers. It was, however, delicious and good value. A huge cup of Americano with some hot milk and a very large slice of light, moist, homemade cake. I had lemon drizzle and P had coffee and walnut.
It was a grey morning again but thankfully no rain, so we had a stroll around town. We decided to go into the Town Hall to take a look at the plans for the proposed street improvements, which are causing some controversy in the town. Although the main street is in dire need of attention - it is looking pretty scruffy - the plans are not very popular. It will be interesting to see what happens.
We then bought our milk and bread in the virtually empty supermarket and drove home again.
Such an exciting life we lead.
Coffee and cake. My favourite. Especially black ground coffee in a cafetiere.ReplyDelete
Good and strong!Delete
Trust Lord Peregrine to go for the posh coffee and walnut cake. I guess it reminded him of teatime during cricket matches at Harrow...ReplyDelete
Forty years on, when afar and asunder
Parted are those who are singing today,
When you look back, and forgetfully wonder
What you were like in your work and your play,
Then, it may be, there will often come o’er you,
Glimpses of notes like the catch of a song –
Visions of boyhood shall float them before you,
Echoes of dreamland shall bear them along,
Follow up! Follow up! Follow up
Follow up! Follow up
Till the field ring again and again,
With the tramp of the twenty-two men.
Follow up! Follow up!
I don't know about Harrow but I am sure he went to an approved school.Delete
After all of the stay-at-home hours, even a little outing becomes a new adventure and a simple treat is celebrated! There is something so nice about that - I hope we don't forget!ReplyDelete
Yes, we had begun to take so many things for granted before all this happened. We now appreciate simple pleasures so much more.Delete
What a nice ordinary day with shopping and coffee and cake. Something normal and enjoyable. We went to Korinth as you saw, which was closed down for a fiesta but we had coffee and a cheese pie and came home before it got too hot. I would have had the walnut cake tooReplyDelete
No chance of it becoming too hot here LA. Still struggling to get above 15C.Delete
It’s amazing what we get excited about at the moment. It just shows how we have all taken everything that we used to do without thinking, for granted. Maybe this virus was sent to shake us all up a bit and remind ourselves how a piece of homemade cake and a well made coffee is something to savour and to appreciate ! XXXXReplyDelete
I hope that people don't forget too quickly. Some here are already reverting back to demanding everything - NOW!!Delete
What a bargain £3.50 for coffee AND cake. I can't wait for the cafe's to open again I really miss going for my cappuccino and a read of the paper.ReplyDelete
I know! Usually the cake alone is £2.50, the same price as the coffee. That's why it's a Winter Special, to get people in when there are few visitors.Delete
Worth a second trip, I'd say!ReplyDelete
Wow. That sounds almost normal. Wish we had that kind of normal here.ReplyDelete
Yes, 40 days with no cases. Keep these borders closed!Delete
Coffee and cake for 3.50? I'd be there everyday...ReplyDelete
Hope they extend the deal till August when I'm over, I fancy a bit of coffee and walnut.ReplyDelete
Hugs, Mary x.