We decided to just stay home, mooching about, reading, knitting or editing photographs. Our apartment at Summer Hill is spacious, clean and well-equipped with no expense spared on fixtures and fittings. Because of this we could easily bear our self-imposed confinement We had also planned to venture out in the evening for our dinner (Yorkshire: tea).
We drove north for a couple of miles to the village of Lowick and parked Clint opposite "The Red Lion" It is an old-fashioned public house - warm and clean with no television sets glaring or music blaring. I had a couple of pints of "Flat Cap" bitter and Shirley had two glasses of golden ale. For my main course I ordered beer-battered cod with chips (American: fries) and mushy peas. Shirley had mushroom stroganoff with rice.
We followed up with homemade desserts - me sticky toffee pudding with cream and Mrs Pudding chose chocolate pudding with custard.
It was a good meal and a nice trip out at the end of a grim day. We are heading home tomorrow but we plan to stop off at Grange-over-Sands and maybe Cartmel too. The weather should be much improved.