This morning we set off early for Lincoln.
To start with we met up with my cousin and his wife who are renovating a very old property in need of much TLC!
As a fan of "Homes Under The Hammer" it will be exciting to see its development and final transformation.
This mill is very close to them...what a spectacular view!
Lincoln Catherdral is a place I have wanted to visit for sometime, as my late neighbour often told me stories about her father taking here there as a little girl "to see the angels."
So in her memory, I have wanted to visit, and take my own children ( although no longer little!) to retrace her footsteps.
It was rather a disappointment to discover it was going to cost a considerable amount of money to enter the cathedral, for what was going to be a fairly fleeting visit.
However, a walk round the outside of this very elegant building did prove to be worthwhile as we did happen to find some angels!
I do know from online photos there are more obvious ones inside, but this will do us for now!
In fond memory of our dear "Auntie Beryl."
We were pleasantly surprised to discover there was a trail around town.
Knights in various designs had been dotted here there and everywhere.
Its very exciting ( more so with younger children) to turn a corner and discover a new one.
We have walked several trails over the years with the Teens, most famously the Shaun the Sheep and Gromit trails in Bristol...
...each one is individually designed...
..and most of the money raised from them goes to charity
This was my favourite
"Home is where the heart is"
There are 36 in total, and with the short time available to us, we only clocked up 16, but it was a worthwhile challenge anyway.
I hadn't realised how pretty Lincoln was, with quaint lanes full of independent shops and coffee shops/tea houses.
We were certainly spoilt for choice for our light lunch...
...we could not decide between us where to go, the boys not being so keen on the limited choice available at a vegan bistro.
So we split up, with Teen One and I choosing Carrot and Ginger soup with sourdough bread...
..and sourdough toast with home made hummus and olives.
We both thoroughly enjoyed our lunch, whilst the boys had meatball and mozzarella ciabattas nearby.
We finished the afternoon by walking to as close to the castle as we could...the entry fee was once again too much for the short time available to us, maybe another time we may do the wall walk, which was more affordable at £4 something each.
We thoroughly enjoyed getting to know Lincoln and look forward to future visits.