I was so happy to get a visitor to Worcester last weekend. One of my absolute favourite people came to see what life outside of a big city is like.
I really have been missing Manchester lately, but spending a weekend with Sarah in Worcester seems to have reinvigorated my love for this small city. We did try and get into an afternoon tea in a nearby cute cafe, sadly they don’t mention on their website they are bookings only at weekends! Ah well, so we did other wonderful things instead.
We started off walking along the riverside up to my favourite building ever, Worcester Cathedral. A rather foreboding dude, I get to walk through the grounds every day on my way home from work and I do love him so. The original cathedral was built in 680, with the present day cathedral being rebuilt between 980 and 1080. It really is a stunning building both inside and out, I’m still yet to make it up the tower to see the view. But that is firmly on my list for future weekends at home.
Boston Tea Party
After our wander round the cathedral we did a spot of shopping. As usual checking out Lush, Tiger and Hotel Chocolat. All the walking was hunger inducing, so we headed to Boston Tea Party for a snack. We both devoured (when cool enough) our sweet potato fritters. I love BTP, it’s well worth a visit for breakfast, brunch or dinner! The cakes are amazing too.
No 35 Wine Bar
After a bit more shopping, we decided it was time for cocktails, it was Saturday after all. We headed to No 35 Wine Bar, which is one of my favourite cocktail places to frequent. It’s quiet (i.e. no loud thumping music) and has a typical #blogger interior (marble and rose gold galore). I enjoyed some gin cocktails, whilst Sarah very much enjoyed the rum. Her Lemon Pie Martini was a meal in a drink!
Our afternoon carried on with a visit for more cocktails at The Brickroom. We then met up with Dr W at The Cardinal’s Hat, Worcester’s oldest pub (and one of my favourites!) Dinner involved a takeaway from my favourite Chinese, the Singapore Restaurant and we breakfasted at The Anchor at Diglis on Sunday before Sarah left. It was such a lovely weekend and I felt like my love for this city had been rekindled some what.
What do you do to rekindle you love with where you live? Have you been a tourist in your own town/city? Let me know in the comments,