Decent coffee and pickled onion chips
30.09.2012 - 30.09.2012
Late checkout again this morning - the English have the rather civilised trend of making 11am the default checkout time for most hotels, which I think should be adopted throughout Australia. The girl at reception is super friendly, and I think she might be Kristie's long lost English cousin. Simon manages to find a decent coffee - first one for the trip! We have leek and potato soup (not to be confused with potato and leek soup) as an entree, do some exploring of Moreton Marsh, and then have another course at Mrs T. Pott's Tearooms. All the while we manage to solve the world's problems, shed some light on English euphemisms and sing the Postman Pat theme song repetitively with Lollop. Then it's time for farewells, and time for us to head to The North. A quick stop along the way, and we discover the Monster Munch - I'm feeling adventurous so we try both the Pickled Onion and Roast Beef flavours. Unusual... but nice, I think.
We arrive in Hurworth Place and check in to the huuuuuge hotel, which some very interesting decor. Apparently they are about to renovate, and we can see why! Bar meals there are fairly cheap, but really scrumptious. Winner! Early to bed tonight, big day tomorrow meeting Miguel and Lizzie at Edinburgh airport. Looking forward to seeing them again