Cigar Bunker at the Churchill Hotel

I was subliminally aware as I drifted in and out of sleep that there was a lot of activity going on in the hotel rooms and corridors. After a while I found my glasses and a torch (the room was dark) and looked at my watch to see what time it was. It was 8.15, the alarm hadn’t gone off! We had a mad rush round, arriving only slightly later than intended for breakfast. For a change, I chose a blueberry and maple syrup pancake stack. When it arrived the pancake stack was enormous with an equal-and-opposite tiny portion of blueberry compote. It was delicious but there were too many pancakes and not enough compote.

York Nuclear Bunker

After breakfast we checked out of the hotel and headed back to the Nuclear bunker to take photos of the exterior. We had forgotten to do this when we tried to visit and found it closed on our arrival in York.

Winter Gardens

We programmed the SatNav on a course for the Winter Gardens in Sheffield. The garden was not quite as described to me by Mr C and not what he expected. The gardens were lovely but brief. Whilst we were there we visited the adjoining Millenium Gallery, viewing the Ruskin collection and the Sykes Gallery metalwork collections. The latter was especially fascinating, showcasing the products of the industry that Sheffield is famous for.

Peace Gardens

We left the garden and gallery via the Peace Gardens and made our way to Sheffield Cathedral where we had lunch in the delightful 1554 coffee shop before visiting the Cathedral. There is something about the Cathedral that gave a special feel to it.

Sheffield Cathedral

All too soon it was time for us to continue on our journey homeward. We stopped off on the way to pick up some items for dinner. It was a good job that we did, we arrived home to find that some of the electrics had tripped taking out the heating and the fridge/freezer. Mr C reset the switch, everything stayed stable and we were able to dine before the circuit tripped out a few more times before bed time. In addition to this, the house was unexpectedly cold!

PS: I explained what happened next in my blog post ‘The Wanderer Returns’:

A couple of days after the electrician and engineer visited, the house was still cold. I decided to check the thermostat which I had reset to 21 (where the dial needs to be for our house to be warm) after the engineer had told me had set it to 20 after setting it to full on to do his tests. On checking the thermostat I found that it was now set at 18, no wonder the house was cold!

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 19th 2020

16 Responses to “York – Day Three”

  1. Ayush Basu says:

    this is a nice post, CP. i enjoyed the shots of the winter garden. 18 degrees is indeed a bit too much on the colder side.

  2. Alan says:

    It’s been a good number of years since I’ve need an alarm to wake me anytime after around 5.30am. Sheffield is a fine city from what I remember. Anywhere which has trams must be doing something right.

    • CherryPie says:

      On this occasion I didn’t need the alarm to wake me up. I was drifting in and out of sleep waiting for it to go off.

      We really enjoyed our brief visit to Sheffield.

  3. A lovely post and it sounds as though you had a lovely day in Sheffield – a city I have never visited! Super images :)

  4. Ha ha… the Winter Gardens in Sheffield is indeed really small.
    You should visit Gardens by the Bay in Singapore.
    That will blow your mind.

    I have been there three times.

  5. lisl says:

    It’s hard when you start off late, but it seems it didn’t spoil the day for you, though a bit of a shock when you arrived home!

  6. Ginnie says:

    Don’t you just hate it when there are too many pancakes and not enough compote! But it didn’t keep you from enjoying what transpired afterwards. Good for you. :)

  7. ....peter says:

    you had another good adventure that day Cherie….peter:)