Went to Mrs Bridge’s Tea Rooms with the MIL and the M and the H (mother in law, mother, husband). It’s a small tea room (established in 1723!) which retains its historical decor, and sits in the picturesque corner of Leicester’s town centre called ‘The Lanes’, in which you can find a myriad of little independently owned stores and unique cafes. It’s the perfect, idyllic stroll on a Sunday afternoon, and just what you’d expect in a small English town.
If you ever come to Leicester, don’t miss out on The Lanes. Leicester is not just chain stores, you know. There are a lot of beautiful old buildings and alleyways to wander along.
We had dessert, despite the hole in my tooth, on some beautiful wooden chairs. The atmosphere was vintage and dainty. There were china tea cups and original fireplaces. The windows were single glazed, and the view outside was of the white and ebony Edwardian roofs, pretty shop signs and blue sky.
We had a scintillating chat about rats and lawyers and the weather and our families, and it was just peaceful. Like a break from everything. I really enjoyed myself. I think the mums did too. There is a little courtyard outside where you can sit and eat with the sky as your roof, but it was too cold for that this time.
It was a quaint experience, and one which I am eager to repeat on another empty Sunday.. The mums were pleased, I think, to get away from ‘the kids’. They both have a bunch of kids, and some still at school, so I am sure it was a much needed break.
So that is what I did today.
How was your weekend?