The rain put a damper on the weekend – literally. We had vague ideas of going out somewhere but these did not materialize. On Saturday, following breakfast at the Alpino in Chapel Market, we got as far as Borders in the N1 Centre, where we riffled through their sales boxes without finding anything to tempt us, and then returned home, as Tigger had a headache.
On Sunday, we started by going to Kings Cross station to buy train tickets, then returned up the hill to Angel where we had brunch, again in the Alpino, before trundling the shopping trolley round to Sainsbury’s for the weekly shop.
Sunday’s weather was particularly unpleasant and it was a relief to get home and shuck off our wet clothes. We spent the rest of the day at home, occasionally contemplating the wet weather outside and hoping it will be better for our trip on Monday.
It probably doesn’t do any harm to have a quiet weekend from time to time, and might even do some good. In any case, as we went on a courier run on Friday and have another one on Monday, we can hardly be accused of slacking!
In case you missed it (at the end of my write-up of Friday’s trip), we are off to Leeds on Monday. Tigger has to be there in time to meet the noon deadline, so will take the 7:30 train for which tickets come at a hefty price. I will follow at 9:35 when the cheaper fares start. After our somewhat disappointing trip on Friday, we’ll be looking forward to something more entertaining in Leeds, not least a good lunch, perhaps at the Horse and Trumpet.
While Kings Cross isn’t my favourite departure station (I think that title goes to St Pancras for Northern destinations), it is at least nearby and I can even stroll down there on foot if the buses are being held up in the traffic.
First, though, a good night’s sleep to recover from a heavy day of dolce far niente!