Sunday, 2 June 2013

Changing perceptions

I decided to treat hubby to brunch as he had been on a night shift - and he had to go back to work at 5pm so we couldn't do much with the day.  "I know, we'll pop up to Manor Lodge" says I.  "Great" he said with more than a hint of sarcasm.  "You'll love it" I said - he rolled his eyes at me (as he does).

It was a really lovely day, and they also had a history fair on too.
It was really interesting to look around.
He loved reading the old newspapers, and noted that in 1966 his football team were struggling! We often comment that in history, nothing really changes!
The views over the industrial part of the city on this fine day were very clear - the hill below is Wincobank Hill fort and again to my shame, even though I pass this millions of times, I have never stopped for a look.  I shall endeavour to remedy this.

We ate at the Rhubarb Shed Cafe which I have to say is becoming a favourite.  They grow a lot of the produce themselves here, and everything is cooked fresh.  It is all at Sheffield prices too !   Hubby had to admit that I had been totally right about this place (when am I ever wrong!) and he cannot wait to go back and see what else is on offer here.
Even though you are slap bang in the middle of a very busy city, the place is so peaceful and you feel as if you are on a farm in the middle of no where.  The cafe is open every day from 8am-3pm, the history bits are open on Fridays and Saturdays.

I loved the bug hotel made out of recycled bits.  It was good to change hubby's mind about somewhere that he has negative experiences of.  He also commented how really lovely everybody was that was either working there or visiting.
It is my newest favourite place to visit.


DeniseinVA said...

What a lovely place you took us to. Glad you both had such a nice time and that your hubby's experience was better than his last visit.

Patricia said...

Ah that sounded like a good day out. Sometimes a bit of a push in the right direction is all that's needed to change a man's mind and generally they enjoy it too.
Patricia x

John Going Gently said...

You need a new job....
Sheffield trip advisor

primrosesattic said...

We are always right Ha Ha.....
Glad you had a great time.

Lisa said...

I'm glad Mr H liked his visit and so will now be just as keen as you to visit the cafe again.
Love the bug hotel. I'd like to do something on a smaller scale in out garden.
Lisa x

Rosie said...

So glad you were able to persuade him to go along as it looks a super place to visit:)

Jo said...

I'm glad you managed to get out and about in the beautiful weather, even though you had limited time, we have to make the most of the sunshine when it shows it's face. The bug hotel is a great idea, I keep saying that I'll make something similar but I've never got round to it.

lazylol said...

It looks lovely :)

Lyn said...

That bug hotel looks a bit post....5*
unlike out bug B&B at school!
it looks like a lovely place and nice to have somewhere green in the city isn't it?