It’s been a busy couple of weeks, with the first being so full we missed our weekly blog for the first time this year – shocker! Well we’re back now and look forward to telling you all about it.
The highlight has been a family wedding in Milton Keynes. It was a beautiful church ceremony followed by a reception in a country hotel. The food was fantastic – we couldn’t get enough of the mini fish and chip canapés. This week Spa Sweethearts WI held a summer posie workshop with Jo Banks, who is part of the slow flower movement, growing cut flowers in her own garden. She bought bucket-loads of gorgeous British flowers, allowing us to get creative. This little posie was a perfect addition to the guest room for our weekend visitors.
As there were no street parties to attend in the area we did the next best thing and went for a patriotic night out instead. Harrogate Symphony Orchestera were playing a special Proms concert at the Royal Hall so we went along with some friends.
We treated ourself to the pre-theatre menu at the Royal Baths Chinese Restaurant opposite first. It was such good value and a stunning setting. The concert afterwards was brilliant. They played all the Proms favourites, there was flag waving, bunting and the National Anthem – a very British evening indeed! The week ended on a high with Sunday lunch at The Pine Martin. Breaking with tradition I spurned the roast in favour of the wagyu burger with crisp onions, sweet potato fries and lots of oozing melted cheese.