I have been particularly weather conscious this week. The other half's family have been here since Tuesday from the North East of England, and I really wanted them to have a lovely sunny time. Tuesday rain. Wednesday atrocious. Thursday rain then dried up- no sunshine but managed a barbecue. Friday dry but no sunshine- folks went up to Loughrigg Terrace, and I took my mum and other half's mum to Holker Hall for lunch.
We discovered Holker Hall's fabulous meat at Cartmel Races. They had a stall there selling reasonably priced venison, lamb and beef. This was devoured rapidly at various bbq's and roast dinners, so I have stocked up again. When looking for a good link for Holker Hall I found this rather good organic farming and food website telling us all about the delights of organic food and sources of it in Cumbria.
Holker Hall is great for coffee or lunch. They have a lovely gift shop too with some great ideas for presents. I saw quite a lot I fancied there- must put it on my birthday list...
We then went off to Grange over Sands to yet another butcher's shop called Higginson's. An award winning place where there is always a queue ( especially at Christmas). All their stuff is great and it really is worth a visit. Great pies too!