Life goes on rather well, lots of running, although that's temporarily off the menu as I did a silly then other morning and twisted my ankle on a kerb close to home - a kerb I run over every morning
It doesn't stop me cycling though... I'm taking great advantage of the continuing fine weather - the amount of cyclists out on Sunday was legendary
Yesterday we cycled out to an absolute treasure of a place
It was a long ride but well worth it... The destination was Ashpoles Tearooms in the village of Sharnbrook somewhat north of Bedford just off the A6...
The place is simply a time-warp from the early 50s or even earlier... The only modern thing - that looks totally incongruous - is the till and card reader for electronic payments! Even the wireless is vintage and the clock is from Clapham Common railway station!
Tea is made with loose tea, served in proper teapots with knitted teacosies
With that lot I was in heaven
When you visit it feels more like you're visiting family for high tea on a Sunday afternoon... Truly, it's just lovely
Here's a few photos of the place:
The welcome is incredibly warm and the food is truly delicious... If you ever find yourselves near Sharnbrook dive off the A6 and pay the tearooms a visit...
I mentioned the clock... Sadly it does not work and that infuriates me
I've promised the tearoom owner I'll revisit and see if I can fix it...
All this cycling is taking a toll on my bike - it's needing a weekly service now... This year I'm currently on 7,200 miles and should comfortably exceed 8,000 miles before the year end... Aiming for 10,000 next year