I think I said Lee was off in the week between ending his old job and beginning his new one, so we decided to go away for a couple of nights. We ended up going to Tankersley Manor, which is less than five miles away from our own house but which we've wanted to try for a while. We were actually booked to go last November, when the gym was shut and we both really wanted to go swimming, but then the national lockdown happened so it got cancelled. So when we thought we might do something, Lee suggested going there. He booked it and booked into the spa and pool and sorted out breakfast for us. I was glad I didn't have to do anything!
We had some errands to run on Monday morning, including taking the kittens to the cattery. The lady there says they're really friendly and always want to talk to her, which is very nice to hear. We then went to Yummy Yorkshire for brunch. We hadn't booked a table so I did wonder if we would get in, but they could squeeze us in which was good. We both had the vegetarian breakfast which was delicious, I'd recommend it. Then we went outside to get an ice cream and sat in the sunshine to eat it. The weather was very changeable, but it stayed dry for long enough then.
We came home and got packed, and then went to the hotel for check in at 2pm. Our room was in a quiet wing of the hotel, so we laid down for a while and watched TV. I was reading my book, too. It was a nice chilled time! We went swimming at 4pm. The pool was just under our room, but it didn't disturb us at all. There is a pool for swimming, and a lovely hot jacuzzi. We were booked in for half an hour but could stay longer as there weren't too many people in the pool. It was lovely!
We went back to the room and I made a Buck's Fizz while I was drying off from swimming and before I had a shower. It was really nice. We had a table booked in the pub for 7.30, but we went around 7pm and they took us straight to our table. I had a cocktail and we shared nachos to start with.
I'd gone for a veggie burger, but when it arrived it was like pea cutlets in bread, not at all what I was expecting and I don't like peas, so I didn't like it. I was hoping for better service than I got, but I did get some halloumi to eat with my chips instead. We decided against dessert, but went outside to have another drink. They've got some cute little tents outside with heaters. It was nice, but I did get cold, so after a drink we went back to the room to watch more terrible TV!