I don't usually write about food, but I've had a number of meals worth mentioning. For breakfast yesterday I had, in addition to really delicious granola, smoked salmon and scrambled duck eggs with brioche. The duck eggs were great but this morning I limited myself to the granola - far too much of a good thing.
Today I lunched at The Firehouse - a recommendation of my Elyte Cars driver. I ate late, so this will be both dinner and lunch- tomato and onion soup, roast pork and homemade strawberry ice cream. I absolutely cannot complain about food - mine has been uniformly excellent.
Yesterday, John, from Elyte Cars, took me to lunch at Peacock's - a small, busy tea place on the river run by a local using local produce. They serve a huge range of teas in China pots. I had lentil and ham soup and jasmine tea. John has been a mine of information about the local area and a great advocate for local produce and businesses.
Today I took a self-guided tour of Cromwell's House.
At the end there was a 15 minute video on the draining of the fens that I found particularly enlightening.It made sense of a lot that my farmer-driver had told me.
I dropped by St Mary's Church where a team of women were preparing for a wedding with (literally) wheelbarrow loads of flowers.
I am keeping my eye out for the wedding - which I assume will be this evening.
I should also mention the High Street - where I plucked up courage to test (successfully!) an ATM. You can see the wall of the Cathedral forming part of the High Street on the far right hand side.
I paid several visits to the Cathedral, including twice for Evensong. I will make the most of my last night in my room on the second floor of Poets House - under the roofline. The globe in the centre of the room is a large ridged glass one that throws interesting pattern on the walls and sloping ceiling.
Tomorrow I meet up with a cousin and we head for Norfolk - an entirely different adventure.