Monday, 28 August 2017

T Stands for taking another trip! EDITED!

Hi everyone! Last week was our Wedding Anniversary and hubby found a great deal at a Country hotel in an area that we had wanted to visit for a while!
It was just south of Kidderminster but close enough to travel to Hereford.
The famous Herefordshire cattle are celebrated by the bull statue in the town centre!
Our main reason for visiting Hereford though was the Cathedral.

Once inside I was amazed by the beautiful windows that let so much light in!

There was so much else to see and we had a lunch there too, but for now it's back to the hotel for our celebration meal!
I can now join Bluebeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday
EDIT - After reading Elizabeth's comment about the expense of the meal - I should explain that we had a special offer on our meal too and the menu prices are not what we paid!!
 We had an appetiser of different breads and olives and a dip.

Hubby chose chicken -I couldn't resist the fish and chips which came with tartare sauce, extra crispy bits and crushed fresh peas - those chunky chips were delicious(and I had been walking quite a bit so I had sort of earned them!!)
Next was dessert…Oh My!!
Talk about spoilt for choice!
 Finally decided on Elderflower and cream cheese creme brûlée  while hubby had carrot cake. Yes, I made him wait!!!!
Although, as you can see, we drank water, I noticed that the positioning of my glass created this fabulous effect with the candle behind it.

After that there was time for a little walk around the grounds!

 This was our room from the outside
We walked to the edge of a field to take this photo - they were huge!
I have lots more photos from our trip and will try to get them sorted for next week.

We had a little outing with our middle son and grandchildren this afternoon. On the way home we called into a supermarket for tomatoes and courgettes and got our courgettes at a super price and some other goodies too!
A £6 saving!!! Most of the fruit has now been eaten and the rest will go with our breakfast. The courgettes and avocado will be eaten over the next two days - they are in really good condition!

Thanks for looking, Chris


kathyinozarks said...

Wow that is a gorgeous cathedral love those windows.
Happy anniversary to you both-looks like a very nice place to stay. I love reading about your travels.
the food looks delicious!
Happy T Day Kathy

Linda Kunsman said...

Aaah another really beautiful excursion. I have heard of the special cattle of that area. The cathedral-oh my!!! So gorgeous and enchanting!! I know I'd have been wiping away tears at the splendor of it in person...
Your photo of the glass and candle reflection is fantastic! TFS and happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

Wow- you are right about the light in the cathedral. You caught it so well in your photos. And clever way to photograph your wine glass too. Happy belated anniversary. happy T day. Erika

Dortesjs said...

awsome Cathedral my the other photos to.

Brenda Brown said...

What beautiful photos of your visit Chris and such a lovely place to go, you certainly celebrated your anniversary in style xxx

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful place where you stayed, and Hereford is beautiful, I used to love visiting the cathedral there. The food you got looks good, too, fish and chips would be just the thing right now! Happy T Day, Hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

Hereford looks fabulous, what an amazing cathedral. Love your water with the candle reflecting through it. Your fish and chips looks fantastic.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

First, happy belated anniversary. Sorry I missed it. I had to look on the map to see where Hereford was, then saw it was quite a distance from where you live. You two really LOVE to travel, don't you? The cathedral is gorgeous and those stained glass windows are incredible. I love the bull in the town square, too.

I was really impressed with the grounds and fountain.

You got some fantastic fruit and veggie bargains. I was super impressed. See, you DO know how to save money when you put your mind to it. We never get bargains like that. Usually 40% off is the most we can expect on reduced veggies and they never reduce fruit. I saw a guy throwing good pineapple and cut melon away one day. He said it was too dangerous to try to sell past the sell by date.

I can't believe they serve bread as an appetizer. We get it with our meal in many places. Although your fish looks good, I wonder what was sticking out of the fish. It looked like a pipette. Istill don't get the mashed peas. What is the significance, or is it a British custom I don't know about? I also would rather have your fish than T's chicken. On the other hand, I would love T's carrot cake for dessert. Also, I admit, I was a bit shocked by the price of the food. It was all rather expensive, I thought, but maybe it's because I'm not used to British prices and tiny portions.

Thanks for sharing your anniversary in Hereford with us, as well as your fabulous meal for T this Tuesday. I'm off to see what else I've missed this week.

Redanne said...

Wow, the cathedral windows are stunning Chris, you took some great shots, I have to keep scrolling up and down to have another look! The hotel and grounds are so beautiful too, such a lovely place to celebrate your anniversary!

Elizabeth's comment about the peas really made me smile, even after 40 plus years in this country, I still don't get it, but hubby loves them!!!

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos. Hugs, Anne xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Herefordshire looks beautiful and this cathedral is just stunning - you made brilliant photos!
Great place to celebrate your special day! Happy belated anniversary dear Chris!
oxo Susi

Let's Art Journal said...

What a great way to celebrate your anniversary! Hereford looks like a lovely old city and the cathedral is spectacular, I love the beautiful carvings and amazing stained glass windows. Your meal looks scrumptious and what a lovely view overlooking the gardens. As I can't decided maybe I'll have both puddings 😉. Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

CJ Kennedy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a lovely trip. The cathedral is so beautiful. The architecture. The stained glass windows. Your husband is definitely a keeper for finding such a nice place to stay. the photo of your glass looks like you were having a fancy drink in pretty colors. Have a Happy T Day!

jinxxxygirl said...

Happy Anniversary Chris! What a great trip... That cathedral is amazing... We haven't been on a trip in quite a while and i miss it.. The food looks delish not to mention the dessert and your gorgeous purple glass of water... Happy T day!! Hugs! deb

Meggymay said...

Lovely photos Chris and a beautiful area to spend your Anniversary. The Cathedral looks wonderful, I like to see stained glass windows as well, especially if the sun is behind them.
Your meal looked delicious, especially a special dessert at the end of it.
Happy T day
Yvonne xx

nanskidrewski said...

Happy Anniversary! Magnificent cathedral! Love the candle in the wine glass effect. Looks like a beautiful place! Happy t day!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

The Hereford Cathedral is amazing, Chris. The scale of the vaulted ceilings took my breath away. I can only imagine what it must be like in person. And then the beautiful stained glass windows and all the stone carvings - wow!

I had to look up courgettes. It's another word for the list. (Who's the keeper of the word list?) We call them zucchini this side of the Pond.

Happy anniversary to you both! I'm glad you got to celebrate it in such a special way and place.

Happy T-Day! Hugs, Eileen

Krisha said...

Belated Anniversary wishes to you both.
I was in awe over the photos of the cathedral, what an amazing and beautiful place it is.

Your food looks very good.....a lot of fish in the posts this week...LOL!
Happy T-day

Divers and Sundry said...

Oh, that cathedral architecture! And that stained glass! Breathtaking!

Splurging on a special occasion is fine in my book, but I never say no to special deals :) The view from the table is delightful. The chicken and fish both look tasty, but I have a hard time resisting fish. What a wonderful celebration!

Happy T Tuesday

Dianne said...

happy anniversary! Looks like it was a very nice meal, and your hubby is a good egg for putting up with your photo-taking. ;) The cathedral is truly breathtaking...I could spend a lot of time there! Happy T day!

johanna said...

this cathedral is just a feast for the eyes! i could spend hours in and around it, so beautiful! your husband always Looks happy on your photos, he´s keeper! happy belated anniversary and happy belated t-day (was out of the house yesterday)

Lisca Meijer said...

What a beautiful cathedral. I must have been there at one time but can't remember. Perhaps we will stop in Hereford on the way south. It is worth visiting. We hav also indulged in fish&chips and mushy peas this week.
What a coincident that you know Prestbury. My sister arrived there in 1971 and I have visited many tiems over those years that she has been there. She met her hubby, who was born there, in 1971 and after 18 months of going out together she ditched him for a fella with a Vauxhall Viva. Of course this was mentiuoned at the wedding. Hilarious! Of course they met up again years later and have been an item for yonks. They live just opposite the Bridge Hotel. Now all of a sudden they decided to get married.
I read Elizabeth's remark about the price of the meal. I'm glad I didn't share the menu card of the Legh Arms, where we have our meals. Prestbury is a posh village. My sis has plenty of money, but we live off a basic state pension and are always appalled at the prices.
We are still travelling. At the moment though at our daughter's house in Congleton,and she is busy today, so I have time to spend at the computer.
Happy belated T-Day,

butterfly said...

Looks like a lovely celebration meal - and it's always good to find a deal or a bargain, and it looks like you managed both! One of my closest friends grew up in Hereford - it's a lovely town to visit. Did you see the Mappa Mundi at the cathedral?
Alison x